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Northern League 
The Aberdeen 7 - 1 Dundee Wanderers
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Chanonry, Aberdeen
One In It.
These elevens faced each other at Chanonry in a league fixture. During the first half the home team had the best of the game and notched five goals, while the Dundonians failed to score a point. The second period was more evenly contested, but the game resulted:-Aberdeen 7 Wanderers 1. It is understood a protest Was lodged by the strangers on the ground that the game was finished in semi-darkness.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 2nd December 1895

In the League fixture Aberdeen v. Dundee Wanderers, It may safely be stated that there was only one team in it, and that was the Whites, who behaving splendidly in the slippery going, put up the excellent figures of 7 goals to 1. It was an awfully murky afternoon, an irritating drizzly rain - with a downright pelt thrown in towards the close of the first half - continuing during the entire 95 minutes. The locals are to be heartily congratulated on their victory - it was courageously worked for by the whole team. There was very little short passing indulged in by the victors, who played the long-passing game, which just suited the condition of the ground. Smyth had pretty much a sinecure position in goal, but Davidson and Lowe were at times pretty severely tried, and invariably came off. The halves performed very creditably, working with commendable energy from beginning to end, without anyone being specially brilliant, although Joe Davidson was the most useful. Forward Toman had the call over his companions, all of whom played a fair game. Murray ('Varsity), who is built on big lines, exhibited some smart tactics and shot well, while Adam Taylor backed him up smartly. Milne did not seem to relish the climatic conditions, but C. W. Mackie tore along as if it had been an ideal day for football, putting in some excellent work in the first half. He should be tried again in his new position (outside left). The visitors came north without a few (three it is said) of their full team; but really I don't think it would have mattered much had they been at concert pitch. The weather seemed to knock the heart out of them at the first, and the Whites getting a goal or two, they went from bad to worse, the only man in the eleven who seemed to have any idea of what he was doing being Peat, who played a first-class game. Speedy, tricky, and judicious, his getting on the ball was always a signal to Smyth to get his hands up, and we are not going beyond the mark when we say he was a good way in front of any player on the field. The Wanderers protested on account of the darkness towards the finish.

Source: Bon-Accord, 5th December 1895

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