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01/09/1909
 
Aberdeen 5 - 0 Cricketers
Kick Off:    Lennie, Lennie, Jaffrey, Jaffrey, Hannah        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
An interesting football much took place at Pittodrie yesterday afternoon, the Aberdeen team being opposed by a team of local cricketers. The teams were:-

Aberdeen: Mutch; Colman, Robertson (Dundee Wanderers); Hannah, Moffat, W. low; Jaffrey, JJ Simpson, T. Murray, R. Simpson, Lennie.
Cricketers: J. B. Morley; R. S. Clark, C. W. Mackie; J. Garden, A. W. McColl, W. Ross; A. Galloway, A. R. Mortimer, A. Low, W. Lithgow, J. R. Park.
Referee - P. Simpson.

The cricketers had the wind in their favour, and played east in the first period. R. Simpson and Lennie did some smart things at the outset, and the small attendance of spectators had some fun for the nonce. A raid by Galloway and Mortimer had Mutch weakly tested, but a surprise shot by A. Lowe nearly saw the goalkeeper beaten. Subsequent upon a useless run by park, Aberdeen assumed the aggressive; but, like their opponents, more intent upon an afternoon's enjoyment than the scoring of goals, they did not make progress as they might have done. One time, Lennie ran three-fourths of the field, but sent his final effort over the bar. On another occasion, R. Simpson had a close range shot, which Morley cleared finely, and later a shot from Murray he dealt with similarly. Except for occasional spots by Lowe, which brought relief to his side, Aberdeen, even against the wind, had nearly all the play. Ross had a spirited run, and had hard lines with a shot which scraped the upright. After and deal of desultory play, combined passing by the Aberdeen forwards ended in Lennie scoring from near the touch-line. Aberdeen subsequently had all the play, but never forced the game.

Aberdeen, without Murray, who had wrenched his knee, took up the running right away on resuming, and bad luck kept Jaffrey out. Later, Lennie put an end to a spell of playful dodging by scoring from long-range. The cricketers changed the positions of the team with more or less success from time to time. Another goal - not unexpected - followed from Jaffrey, who had ever been a trier. With a shot from Lennie which struck the bar, with the keeper out of goal, and a cross from the right which went begging, Aberdeen might have increased their lead. R. Simpson was felled within the penalty area, but Clark, who had gone in goal, saved the penalty kick taken by the offended player. Ross relieved the pressure, but his effort unveiled nothing. There was great fun when Lennie collided with Mackie, who is reputed to be the stoutest player who has ever taken part in a match on the ground. Jaffrey scored again for Aberdeen, and Hannah added a fifth.
Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Mutch; Colman, Robertson (Dundee Wanderers); Hannah, Moffat, W. low; Jaffrey, JJ Simpson, T. Murray, R. Simpson, Lennie

Cricketers Teamsheet:  J. B. Morley; R. S. Clark, C. W. Mackie; J. Garden, A. W. McColl, W. Ross; A. Galloway, A. R. Mortimer, A. Low, W. Lithgow, J. R. Park

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Referee: Mr. P. Simpson, Aberdeen

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