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Northern League 
19/09/1896
 
The Aberdeen 4 - 2 Arbroath
Kick Off:    Cable, ?, ?, ?       ?, Clark  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Chanonry, Aberdeen
Before a fairly large attendance, this fixture was decided at Chanonry, Aberdeen. The first half was pretty much in favour of the Arbroath, but in the second period the Aberdeen had the best of matters. Result: Aberdeen, 4; Arbroath, 2.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 21st September 1896

 
A Northern League fixture between the above teams was played off on Saturday at Chanonry, Aberdeen. Teams: Arbroath - Strachan; Cowie, Penny; Stewart, McGlashan, Ford; Black, McNab. Hutton, Guthrie. Aberdeen - Smyth; Gall, Davidson; P. Smith, J. Smith, Thomson; Cable, Milne, Cadger, Gray, J. Mackie. The referee was Mr Black, Forfar Athletic.

Aberdeen kicked off against a slight breeze and a strong sun in their faces. Arbroath got the ball and kept pressing, but Gall by a fine kick relieved. Arbroath still kept pressing, and soon netted the ball. Give-and-take play followed for some time, after which Cable equalised. Arbroath then pressed, and Clark scored a second point. The score at half-time stood: Arbroath, 2 ; Aberdeen, 1. On resuming Arbroath pressed, but as the game progressed Aberdeen took the upper hand, and ran out victors by 4 goals to 2.

Source: Dundee Courier, 21st September 1896

The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Smyth; Gall, Davidson; P. Smith, J. Smith, Thomson; Cable, Milne, Cadger, Gray, J. Mackie

Bookings:

Arbroath Teamsheet:  Strachan; Cowie, Penny; Stewart, McGlashan, Ford; Black, McNab. Hutton, Guthrie

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Black, Forfar

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