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Benefit Match 
The Aberdeen 1 - 2 Clubs of Town
    Benefit for the Aberdeen Infirmary
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Recreation Grounds, Inches, Aberdeen
A match, under Association rules, for the benefit of the Aberdeen Infirmary, was to have been played at the Recreation Grounds, Inches, on Saturday afternoon, between the Aberdeen Football Club and a team selected from the other association clubs in the city. Owing to the state of the ground, it being covered to a depth of three or four inches with snow, it was for some time the subject of debate between the captains of the two teams whether the match should be played. Seeing that a number of persons had paid for admission to the grounds, and that to return the money to the right persons would be attended with some difficulty, it was decided that play of some sort must take place. Ultimately it was resolved that the teams should play a friendly game, and that the proceeds, if there were any, should be handed over to the Infirmary, while a match proper between the Aberdeen and the clubs of town, on behalf of the infirmary should be played towards the end of the season. The Aberdeen men not having a full team, two substitutes were obtained, and a game was played which resulted in the clubs of town winning by two goals to one. Owing to the quantity of snow on the ground, and the unsafe footing, play was of a very indifferent character. The Aberdeen made two goals towards the end of the game, which were disputed and disallowed by the umpires.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 13th December 1886

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Referee: Mr. French, 3rd L.R.V., Glasgow

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