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Scottish Reserve League 
03/02/1912
 
St Mirren 0 - 2 Aberdeen
Kick Off:          Hannah (Pen), Brown.  
Attendance: 0
Venue: St Mirren Park (Love Street), Paisley
Reserves Clever - Snatch Victory At Paisley
In the reserve league the Aberdeen reserves had a clear victory at paisley by 2 goals to 0, but for this they had to thank the sterling play of the backs Hannah and Millar. Play for a time ruled very even. McDougall, with a clever piece of work, give the Aberdeen custodian a fright, but King saved grandly, and made a similar clever save against Cole. Between Watson and Law the ball was placed dangerously near Hillcoat. The Aberdeen forwards now tried hard to get an opening, but could not get through the home defence, which was excellent, both in the half-back and the back lines. The daughter saving from Robertson, King turned back a low shot by McDougall, and the Saints' centre, getting another chance from a corner, put to the wrong side. Aberdeen's front lot were not so smart as the local men, and had Saint Mirren been less fanciful when near King they might have scored. The interval was reached without scoring.

SURPRISE GOALS

Paton and Cole were early in evidence in the second half, and whilst McDougall, getting the ball from the former, was hesitating in front of King, Hannah nipped the ball from his feet. Two capital runs followed, one by Neilson, who let the ball run over, and another by Robertson and McLean, which was nullified by the visitors' defenders. The play of Aberdeen, however, was so far it any rate somewhat disappointing. They were seldom dangerous, and when they were so, White and Stephenson had little difficulty in dealing with them, whilst Logan and Cunningham did exceptionally well. It was fortunate for the visitors at the back lines, especially Hannah and Millar, played a dour game, and King served them admirably in goal.
Aberdeen, as the game advanced, gave a better display, and Hillcoat almost lost a goal to Douglas through playing with the ball too long. The centre was out two-goal the whole journey, and when the goalkeeper kept the ball to long in his hands, Douglas thought he would risk rushing a goal. The goalkeeper won however. As in the Cup tie in the previous week, Aberdeen scored first, and from a penalty, Hannah netting, while a minute later brown accepted a chance and scored a very pretty a second point. Perhaps Aberdeen were slightly lucky to lead, but their plate was pluck personified.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 5th February 1912

St Mirren Teamsheet:  Hillcoat; Stevenson, White; Cunningham, Logan, Baird; Cole, Paton, McDougall, McLean, Robertson

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  King, Hannah, Millar, Edgar, Watson, Low, Dickson, Brown, Douglas, Campbell, Neilson.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: Mr W. McCartney, Paisley

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