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Infirmary Shield 
Huddersfield Town 0 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 7,200
Venue: Leeds Road, Huddersfield

Huddersfield and Aberdeen in Charity Match.

Aberdeen served up attractive football at Huddersfield last night, when they played Huddersfield Town in a Charity Cup match for the benefit of the funds of the local hospital and the Victoria Nurses' Association.
The result was a goalless draw, and each club will hold the trophy for six months. Aberdeen's visit was in the nature of a return match, as Huddersfield played them in Scotland last season for Smith's benefit. The result on that occasion was draw, each side scoring twice.

At Full Strength.

Both clubs last night fielded their league elevens, and 7200 spectators saw a keen game, marked by much pretty football on both sides. Each team, however, made the mistake of keeping the ball too close, and chief honours went to the respective defences.
Aberdeen launched several attacks in the first half through the agency of the wingers, Love and Smith, whose clever work was spoiled the poor shooting of the inside men. The nearest approach to a score was when McLeod hit the Huddersfield post with the goalkeeper beaten.
If Aberdeen had the better of the first half, Huddersfield were the more potent force after the interval, but poor marksmanship lost them many chances.

Rousing Finish.

In a rousing finish Smith, the Aberdeen goalkeeper, made several thrilling saves with the Huddersfield forwards swarming round him. Yorston had few opportunities owing to the fine work of Wilson, Huddersfield's centre-half, the wingers and McDermid were the best forwards.
All the visiting defenders did well, and McLaren, Jackson, Cooper and Smith were outstanding. Huddersfield were best served by the halves, in which Campbell and Wilson were prominent, backs and goalkeeper. Bob Kelly was the most enterprising forward. On the general run of play a draw was a fair result.

Source: Press & Journal, 30th September 1930

Huddersfield Town Teamsheet:  Hugh Turner, Roy Goodall, George Roughton, Levi Redfern, Tommy Wilson (Captain), Austen Campbell, Gerry Kelly, Bob Kelly, Dave Mangnall, George Crownshaw, Jimmy Smailes.


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Smith, Cooper, Jackson, Black, McLaren, Hill, Love, McLeod, Yorston, McDermid, McKenzie.

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