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Benefit Match 
Dundee 4 - 1 Aberdeen
    Langlands' Benefit
Kick Off:    Langlands (pen.), Satterthwaite, Langlands        
Attendance: 2,000
Venue: Dens Park, Dundee
A crowd of about 2000 attended this match at Dens Park, Dundee, last night for the benefit of George Langlands the home forward. Play ruled very equally at the outset, but the Dundee players gradually gained the upper hand, and a penalty against Wilson was converted by Langlands. The home halves played a very effective game, and King was busy. Towards the close he was beaten by a good effort from Satterthwaite. Half-time:- Dundee, 2; Aberdeen,0.
Walker, the Aberdeen inside right, narrowly missed on resuming, and for a time the home defence was pressed. The Dundee wings were inclined to neglect the centre, who took advantage of a nice ball he got from Philip. He shot from thirty yards out, and King was well beaten. Not long afterwards he scored the fourth goal. Through slackness on the part of Hussan, Main got past Lyall. Result:- Dundee, 4; Aberdeen, 2.

Source: The Scotsman, 22nd August 1912

Aberdeen appeared against Dundee at dens park last night in a benefit match for Laing ones, the home forward. There was a fair crowd.

Neither side force the pace in the first half, but Dundee had much the better of the exchange's. The attacked repeatedly, but King saved finely. The home centre missed a fine opportunity, but the forwards generally finished badly. Walker had the first try for Aberdeen, who, nearing half-time, had an equal share of play, and nearly scored after Walker had fooled the opposition. Hamilton had a brilliant touch line try for Dundee, but King saved superbly. Later, a penalty was given against Wilson for handling, and Langlands scored for Dundee. There was an exciting tussle in the Aberdeen goal, and Hamilton hit the upright, but a foul brought relief to Aberdeen. King again saved when Hamilton broke through. On the interval Satterthwaite scored for Dundee, turned two up.

On the resumption, walker had a splendid effort for Aberdeen after Murray had taken the ball up the field. Subsequently play was slack, neither side exerting himself to any great extent, and play was uneventful. Play was mostly in midfield. Neilson had a good try for Aberdeen, but there was little between the sides. Near the finish walker added a third goal for Dundee, and followed up with a fourth, while Main scored for Aberdeen.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 22nd August 1912

Dundee Teamsheet:  Lyall; Hussan, Lawson; Philip, Strachan, Johnstone; Wyllie, Satterthwaite, Walker, Langlands, D. Hamilton


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  King, Hannah, Hume, Edgar, Watson, Wilson, Murray, Walker, Main, Wood, Neilson.

Unused Subs:


Referee: Mr. John Bell, Dundee

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