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14/09/1895
 
The Aberdeen 18 - 0 Brechin
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Chanonry, Aberdeen
18-1!?Prodigious
At Chanonry, the senior team had as their guests the famous Brechin, who, on their own ground, have proved so formidable opponents to Aberdeen elevens. The following were the opposing players: Aberdeen - Smyth; John Davidson, Low; Alexander, Joseph Davidson, Thomson; Adam, Taylor, C. W. Mackie, Milne, J. Mackie. Brechin - J. Christie; Shand, Leech; Dalgetty, Fcrrier, Bowman; Buchan, C. Christie, Thomson, Crockett, Hosea. Referee: Mr Cunningham, Glasgow.

In all fairness to the Brechin the score of 18 to nil does not fairly represent the play of both elevens. For the first few minutes it almost seemed as if the Brechin were to draw first blood. They worked hard all through the game, and at times they seemed dangerous. Their goalkeeper was really responsible for so many goals being scored. The Aberdeen, however, played an excellent game, for which they deserve all praise. Almost every run down they made proved fruitful, and at half-time the score stood: Aberdeen, 11 ; Brechin, 0.

The second period was pretty much a repetition of the first, the Aberdeen manifesting their superiority all through, and adding other seven points. Result: Aberdeen, 18; Brechin, 0.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 16th September 1895

 
The Brechin lads are famed for their cuteness. We have seen them at Central Park, with the Orion playing downhill in the second half keep the homesters at bay the whole 45 minutes, but on the occasion of their visit to Chanonry they apparently lost their cunning in this respect, for they gave the Whites the opportunity of making up new figures in the matter of goal scoring. The play was so one-sided that comment is unnecessary, but we cannot pass over Charlie Mackie, who was tried at centre forward. He simply rollicked in the fun, scoring 7 goals, and bundled the custodian through on another occasion. These are the days of record smashing, and who could more appropriately have done the trick than the senior club. May it do them a power of good.

Source: Bon-Accord, 19th September 1895

 
N.B.Although the Bon-Accord headlined the result as being 18-1,all other newspapers reported it as 18-0.
The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Smyth; John Davidson, Low; Alexander, Joseph Davidson, Thomson; Adam, Taylor, C. W. Mackie, Milne, J. Mackie

Bookings:

Brechin Teamsheet:  J. Christie; Shand, Leech; Dalgetty, Fcrrier, Bowman; Buchan, C. Christie, Thomson, Crockett, Hosea

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Cunningham, Glasgow

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