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09/08/1910
 
Whites 0 - 2 Black and Yellow
    Practice match
Kick Off:          Travers, Soye  
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
GAME PLAYED IN THICK FOG
The Aberdeen Football Club opened their season at Pittodrie last night, when a practice game took place between mixed elevens of the probable league and A teams. Unfortunately, the match, which was played in aid of the funds of the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, was spoiled to a great extent by a thick fog which enveloped the field. The players could scarcely be distinguished, and it was impossible to follow the play. At half-time the mist lifted a good deal, but came down again before the close of the game. Consequently, only two half-hours were played. The attendance at the game would have numbered 4000 spectators. The teams turned out as follows:-

Whites: King; Colman, Hume; George Wilson, Wyllie, Millar; Hay, Towns, Stewart Davidson, Edgar, Neilson.
Black and Yellow: Greig; Hannah, Harper; Robertson, Watson, Macfarlane; Soye, McIntosh, T. Murray, Travers, Lennie.
Referee - Mr. Peter Gillespie.

From the general run of the play, it could be observed that the club has an abundance of talent at its command. The new players signed for the league team appeared to be decided acquisitions to the club, and have plenty of weight and speed to commend them for their respective positions. Of the younger members, it can be also said there is little fear but that they will uphold the honour of the reserve team. One goal was scored in the first half by the Black and Yellow brigade, King being beaten by Travers, who opened the scoring for season 1910-11. Prior to this, King made two smart saves from McIntosh and T. Murray. Indeed, in the first half King had double the amount of saving to perform compared with Greig, who proved his worth in the second half, when the Whites' forwards gave him some likely shots. The second half saw the Black and Yellow forward rank add to their score, Soye defeating king within unsavable shot. In the close the Whites did the pressing, but the opposing defence kept a clean sheet.

A second game will be played on Thursday evening, when several juniors will be on trial.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 10th August 1910

Whites Teamsheet:  King; Colman, Hume; George Wilson, Wyllie, Millar; Hay, Towns, Stewart Davidson, Edgar, Neilson

Bookings:

Black and Yellow Teamsheet:  Greig; Hannah, Harper; Robertson, Watson, Macfarlane; Soye, McIntosh, T. Murray, Travers, Lennie

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Peter Gillespie

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