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match report 1904-05 fixture list
Kingseat Asylum Club 2 - 7 Aberdeen
Kick Off:          MacFarlane.  
Attendance: 0
At Kingseat Asylum on Wednesday afternoon in brilliant summer weather, and before a large galaxy of interested spectators, the Aberdeen Football Club, accompanied by genial chairman, Shoremaster Milne, and the secretary, Mr Philips, met the Asylum Club in a friendly fixture. The Black and Gold Brigade took the field in full force under the captaincy of D. McNicoll, and in the early moments of the game it was evident to even the most rabid Asylum supporter that there was only one team in it - and that team was not the Kingseat eleven. From all quarters shots were rained in upon the Asylum's custodian, goals came fast and furious. But the game was soon to take a comic aspect, especially when McFarlane, the Aberdeen goalkeeper, took up a centre forward position, and strove with ultimate success in scoring for his side. Strang showed up well in his new capacity as goalkeeper, from which he was finally relieved by T. Ritchie, against whom several penalties were awarded the Asylum, for no reason, and less success. The game, however, was a revelation in combination and trickery, and nobody enjoyed it more than the losing team. Mr Peter Simpson manipulated the whistle in his usual tactful and amusing fashion. The game finished with 7 goals to 2 in favour of Aberdeen. After the match the Aberdeen team were entertained to tea, and conducted round the Asylum. They left in the evening for Aberdeen with pleasant recollections of a happy day in the country.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 24th February 1905

Kingseat Asylum Club Teamsheet: 


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  MacFarlane, Murray, McNicol, Halkett, Strang, Low, Robertson, Edgar, Ruddiman, McAulay, Ritchie.

Unused Subs:


Referee: Peter Simpson, AFC

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