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match report 1916-17 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
02/01/1917
 
Raith Rovers 3 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Gibson, Currie, Lindsay        
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy
After disposing of Dundee in so decisive a manner on Monday, Aberdeen descended with confidence upon Kirkcaldy's yesterday, but there they met their Waterloo. Raith rovers were out to call of the points, and they did it hands down. From beginning to end of the game they were superior to their northern opponents, and pulled off a clever and welcome victory by three goals to nil. And had it not been for the smartness of Anderson in goal the discomfiture of Aberdeen would have been still deeper.
It was in the mid and front lines that the superiority of the Rovers was most manifest. Gibson and Archibald, the Raith wingers, were in grand form, ably supported by Abbott, Rattray, and Lindsay. The football shown by these five was often very pretty, and they were splendidly backed by Hitchison, Inglis, and Currie, whose tackling and placing to the forwards was very effective. Robson and muir were steady and reliable at back, and Brown, in goal, was safe, and was seldom seriously threatened.

It was the last 15 minutes of the game before any scoring took place. Gibson opened the account with a lightning shot, and his example was quickly followed by Currie and Lindsay, who each added splendid goals. Aberdeen failed to notch a goal, and Rovers were good value for their 3-0 victory. Anderson was all right in Aberdeen's goal, and was not to blame. The backs got too much to do, and were bound to crack a bit in the end. Cail was the best half, and Wylie was the most prominent forward.

Raith Rovers have come very creditably out of their New Year matches, drawing with Clyde and Dumbarton, and beating Aberdeen, securing for league points out of a possible six.

Dundee Courier, 3rd January 1917

 
The Scotsman reported the crowd as being 2000.

The Aberdeen papers do not appear to have reported the game at all.
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Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Anderson, Perry, Calder, Walker, Cail, Robertson, McKay, Paton, Ambler, Cruickshank, Wylie.

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