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04/05/1895
 
Clachnacuddin 1 - 0 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Macdonald        
Attendance: 0
The Aberdeen F.C, journeyed to Inverness on Saturday and played their return match with the Clachnacuddin, whom they defeated at Chanonry a few weeks ago by four goals to two. The teams were Aberdeen: Smyth; Davidson, Gall; Mackie, Joe Davidson, Thomson; Turner, Taylor, Toman, Gray, Allott. Clachnacuddin: Macgregor; Davidson, Brodie; Mackenzie, Milne, Fraser; Mackenzie, MacEachrane, Mackay, MacEachrane, Macdonald.

Winning the toss, the Aberdeen decided to play downhill, with a slight wind in their favour. It appeared at first a question of how many goals Aberdeen were to register. Shot after shot was sent in, but the Clachnacuddin goalkeeper was on the alert, and as often returned the ball. He was, however, rather forcible, and had to be cautioned by the referee for a somewhat rough handling of Toman during a scrimmage at goalmouth. Towards the close of this period the ground forwards broke away, and Macdonald was about to shoot when half-time was called with both sides on an equality.

On the resumption of hostilities, Macdonald scored what proved to be the only goal of the match from a single shot which the Aberdeen goal-keeper evidently misjudged. The ground team, with the exception of a break away now and again by the Aberdeen forwards, had the best of the play during the remainder of the period, but through the sterling defensive play of the Aberdeen backs and goalkeeper, failed to increase their lead, and the match ended in a victory for the Invernessians by one goal to nil.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 7th May 1895

Clachnacuddin Teamsheet:  Macgregor; Davidson, Brodie; Mackenzie, Milne, Fraser; Mackenzie, MacEachrane, Mackay, MacEachrane, Macdonald

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The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Smyth; Davidson, Gall; Mackie, Joe Davidson, Thomson; Turner, Taylor, Toman, Gray, Allott

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