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match report 1897-98 fixture list
Peterhead 4 - 2 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Recreation Park, Peterhead
A match between these clubs took place in the Recreation Park, Peterhead, and created much interest. After the beating which the local team received at the hands of the Aberdeen Orion, it was expected that some better efforts would be made by the Peterhead club to recover their position. As it turned out, both sides seemed about equally matched, the Aberdeen club playing a safe game as against more rash and ineffective play on the part of Peterhead. Play at the commencement was much in the centre of the field. Aberdeen had the advantage of the wind, but the ball was kept well up towards the Whites' goal. In the first half both had scored one goal. On resuming, however, the Aberdeen men showed capital defensive powers, and, although they snatched another goal from Peterhead, play conŽtinued very equally. Peterhead having again equalised, vigorous play was indulged in for superiority. A third goal was obtained by PeterŽhead, and a few minutes before time was called a fourth was added. Result: Peterhead Aberdeen 2.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 27th September 1897

Aberdeen journeyed to Peterhead on Saturday, and engaged the local team. The Whites were poorly represented. Play in the opening, period ruled even, and neither side could claim much advantage. From a scrimmage in front of goal, Aberdeen opened the scoring. Shortly after G. Smith beat Smyth and the scores were even. A lot of hard work was put in before the interval, but without further scoring. On restarting, Peterhead took up the running and made things hot for the visitors. Aberdeen, however, were first to score, McKenzie being responsible. The home team then wakened up a bit, and ere the game was finished scored other three points, the Aberdeen having to retire defeated by 4-2.

Source: Bon-Accord, 30th September 1897

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