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02/01/1896
 
The Aberdeen 3 - 3 Airdrieonians
Kick Off:    ?, ?, Toman       ?, ?, Develin  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Chanonry, Aberdeen
A match between these teams was played yesterday at Chanonry, Aberdeen, in splendid weather. There was a comparatively small attendance of spectators. Aberdeen had a rather poor team on the field, For some time play was pretty equal, and although both ends were frequently visited, the backs always succeeded in getting the ball away. Eventually a spell of equal play followed, and both teams were going rather slow, and half-time arrived with the scores standing: Aberdeen, 2 goals; Airdrieonians, 1.

The second period had not long been begun until the Aberdeen assumed the aggressive, and attacked the strangers' goal from all sides. The backs, howŽever, fought hard, and the custodian was always on the alert. After a short attack by the strangers, Toman got on the ball, and passed to Tindal at the outside right. That player crossed again to Toman, who with a second effort placed another goal to the credit of Aberdeen. The Airdrieonians followed the kick-off splendidly, and remained in AberŽdeen's quarters for some time. After a few exchanges, Smyth was beaten for a second time with a slow shot. From this point onwards the strangers pressed Aberdeen severely, and ultimately Develin put on the equalising point. No further scoring took place. Result: 3 goals each. Teams: Aberdeen - Smyth; J. Ritchie, W. Ritchie; H. Ritchie, Catto, Thomson; Tindal, Taylor, Toman, Howell, C. W. Mackie. Airdrieonians - Friars; Macfarlane, Barr; Goldie, Henderson, Good; Kyle, McKenley, Jack, J. Develin, J. King.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 3rd January 1896

The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Smyth; J. Ritchie, W. Ritchie; H. Ritchie, Catto, Thomson; Tindal, Taylor, Toman, Howell, C. W. Mackie

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Airdrieonians Teamsheet:  Friars; Macfarlane, Barr; Goldie, Henderson, Good; Kyle, McKenley, Jack, J. Develin, J. King

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