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Benefit Match 
Aberdeen 1 - 0 W. Low Select
    MacLachlan Benefit
Kick Off:    Wylie.        
Attendance: 15,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Benefit Match at Aberdeen
Andy Wilson, Dunfermline's Scottish Internationalist played for Aberdeen against Wilfred Low's select in the match at Pittodrie last night for the benefit of Albert MacLachlan, Aberdeen half-back. Despite drenching rain at the start, 15,000 witnessed the match. The result was a win for Aberden by the only goal obtained, when McRacken accidentally deflected a shot by W. Wylie. Wilson had many fine efforts for goal, and distributed play admirably, but was rather unfortunate against the one-back game adopted by McRacken, but the crowd saw enough to make them envy Dunfermline. Low's team included McRacken, and Hampson, Newcastle; H. Low, Sunderland; Davidson and Carr, Middlesbrough; Travers, Sunderland; and Hibbert, Newcastle.

Source: The Scotsman, 15th April 1920

An attendance of about 15,000 spectators in a downpour of rain at the outset of the game at Pittodrie last night, when Aberdeen opposed Wilfred Low's Select for the benefit of Albert MacLachlan, the Aberdeen half-back, was as much a tribute to the popularity of the player as it reflected public interest in the appearance in the match of a number of noted players including Andy Wilson, the Scottish centre-forward.

The game was by no means exciting, but it never lagged in interest, and there was no lack of incidents which provided an exposition of the finer points of the game. The only goal fell to Aberdeen in the first half, when a shot by W. Wylie, outside right, was deflected past King after it had struck McCracken. Altogether, both teams gave a clever display, in which individual trickery was much in evidence. The play generally was much admired, especially the efforts of Andy Wilson, who, while he had some excellent tries for goal, distributed the play very neatly. McCracken and Hampson, the Newcastle backs, gave a clever exposition of the one-back game, their efforts in that direction being successfully emulated in a lesser degree by the home defenders, Colman and Hannah.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 15th April 1920

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W. Low Select Teamsheet:  King (late of Tottenham Hotspur); McCracken, Hampson (Newcastle United); Davidson (Middlesbrough), Wilfred Low (Newcastle United), Henry Low (Sunderland); A. Stalker (Aberdeen University), Jack Carr (Middlesbrough), J. Travers (Sunderland), C. Hibbert (Newcastle United), G. McKenzie (Buckie Thistle).


Referee: Peter Craigmyle, Aberdeen

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