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Northern League 
Dundee Wanderers 4 - 1 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Fleming, McKane, McKane, Williamson       Gray  
Attendance: 1,500
Venue: Clepington Park, Dundee
This fixture was decided at Clepington Park on Saturday, fully 1500 spectators being present. Wanderers won the toss, and, playing downhill, at once bore down upon the Aberdeen citadel, but the strangers' backs soon transferred matters to the other end, and for a time Aberdeen looked dangerous. Wanderers, however, broke away, and Fleming scored their first goal. On the ball being set a rolling again the strangers attacked, but the goal kick relieved, and the Wanderers were now having the best of the play, and, though many chances presented themselves, they were not taken advantage of. Aberdeen then broke away, and Gray netted the ball for his team. Aberdeen continued to press, but when half-time was reached, no further scoring had taken place.

On resuming, Wanderers were the first to get away, but were soon repulsed, and, as the strangers were now playing with the incline in their favour, the Wanderers had to be content with playing a defensive game for a time. Allan, with a fine kick, put the ball in Aberdeen territory, and, after a fine run, McKane banged the ball into the net for a second time. A few dangerous rushes were then made by Aberdeen, which were, however, chiefly owing to the fine defence of the home team, fruitless. To make matters worse, Goldie, one of their best players, received a kick in the face from one of his own team, and had to leave the field. Aberdeen seemed to lose heart after this, and allowed the Wanderers to waltz round them. McKane and Williamson put on another two goals, and, after a rather rough game, the result was: Wanderers, 4 : Aberdeen. 1.

Source: Dundee Courier, 7th September 1896

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