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28/09/1895
 
The Aberdeen 1 - 5 Leith Athletic
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Chanonry, Aberdeen
Rousing Game at Chanonry.
These teams engaged in a friendly match at Chanonry, before a large crowd. Mr James Philip, Aberdeen, was referee, and the teams were: Athletic - Cox; Fraser, White; Smith; Baldie, Brown; R. Marshall, Dobie, J. Marshall; Boyd, White. Aberdeen - Smyth; John Davidson, Low; Alexander, Joseph Davidson, Thomson; Toman, Taylor, C. W. Mackie, Milne, J. Mackie.

The home team got the first point, but the strangers soon equalised, and before half-time they had added another point. The strangers had the second half all their own way, and the match resulted: Leith Athletic, 5 goals; Aberdeen, 1 goal.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 30th September 1895

 
With the Torry and Cattoflelders away, the Aberdeen were patronised by a large crowd on Saturday, when they met the Leith Athletic at Chauonry. From start to finish the strangers never gave the homesters peace. There was very little of the fancy article about their mode of procedure. Big, sturdy fellows, they used every ounce of their weight, banging about their lighter opponents without mercy, with the result that they had little difficulty in scoring a victory by 5 goals to 2. The Second Division leaders are a dashing, earnest set of players, who will take some doing even by the cracks of the First Division ere the season closes Their line of halves is the strong point, Smith and Haldie being exceptionally fine tacklers and placers, while in front R Marshall and Dobie are a couple of as smart forwards as we have seen here this season. As we have indicated, the locals didn't relish the robust style of the visitors, and gave hut a poor show at attack. Smith, Davidson, and Low, however, defended in as good form as we have seen them in up till now.

Source: Bon-Accord, 3rd October 1895

The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Smyth; John Davidson, Low; Alexander, Joseph Davidson, Thomson; Toman, Taylor, C. W. Mackie, Milne, J. Mackie

Bookings:

Leith Athletic Teamsheet:  Cox; Fraser, White; Smith; Baldie, Brown; R. Marshall, Dobie, J. Marshall; Boyd, White

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. James Philip, Aberdeen

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