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Benefit Match 
Aberdeen 4 - 1 Aberdeen A
    Peter Simpson Benefit
Kick Off:    Main, Soye, Main, Main.       Campbell  
Attendance: 1,500
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
There were about 1500 spectators at Pittodrie last night when the Aberdeen League team apposed the reserve team in a match, the proceeds of which went to the benefit of Peter Simpson, the trainer of the club. The game was fast and interesting, and resulted in a win for the League team by 4 goals to 1. In the first half the Reserves put up a very good fight, and it was not until midway through the second half, when Hannah retired injured, that the winners asserted their superiority. The score was one all at the interval, but it was only magnificent goalkeeping by Greig which prevented the Reserves from holding a strong lead. The custodian saved many brilliant shots, and his display was the feature of the match. The Reserve team was the first to score, Campbell, who was the best forward on their side, beating Greig in a scrimmage. Pulling themselves together, the League players equalised through Main from a header. The reserves were clever at the restart, but once Soye put the League side ahead there was but one team in the game. The absence of Hannah was a severe handicap to the losers, and after he left, Main scored other two goals. On the whole the score flattered the winners, as they could not have grudged the Reserves a two-goal lead at the interval. There were many bright pieces of play in the game, and it was as interesting a game as has been at Pittodrie this season.
To-day, the Aberdeen team leave for a tour of the north. Tonight they will play Thistle at Inverness, and to-morrow evening they play Buckie Thistle at Buckie.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 24th April 1912

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