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match report 1912-13 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 3 - 1 Partick Thistle
Kick Off:    Milne, Hannah (Pen), Hume.       Branscombe  
Attendance: 8,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
At Aberdeen. With a rearranged forward line, Milne coming in at centre and Main substituting Walker at inside left, Aberdeen showed improved form, and won comfortably by 3 goals to 1. Play in the first half was fairly equal, the feature of the game being the good defensive work. Both Greig and McTurk made some capital saves, and Aberdeen were a little lucky to cross over with a goal lead, Milne netting after Main had a fine dribbling run. In the second period, the home club were easily the stronger lot, and did the bulk of the pressing. They added two goals, Hannah scoring from a penalty and Hume with a lovely drive. Towards the end the Thistle got their only point through Gettins. Aberdeen were easily value for their win, the work of the forwards being more effective than usual. For Partick Thistle, Raisbeck was outstanding. Result:- Aberdeen, 3 goals; Partick Thistle 1.

Source: The Scotsman, 18th November 1912

Partick Thistle provided Aberdeen with an interesting match at Pittodrie on Saturday, no in the end they were well beaten. The opening period did not, by any means, indicate such a result has a 3-1 win for the local side. Partick were full of running right up to the interval, and did not deserve to be a goal down. Their forwards moved with find freedom and dash, and were only kept out by the admirable work of Greig between the sticks. They were splendidly backed up by Raisbeck, the famous internationalist, who, with Wilson and Stephenson, made up 1/2-back line above the average. The veteran centre-half was not his former speed, but his experience and anticipation stand him in great stead, and both in offensive and defensive he is still one of the best. His touches forward were a treat to watch. He was the outstanding figure amongst the visitors. Grant, an ex-Forres player, made a fair appearance at centre, showing a good conception of a difficult role.

There was a refreshing dash about the Aberdeen front line, undoubtedly due to the introduction of Milne. He was very eager, and though he was never given much rope by rise back, he was a thorn in the side of the opposing defenders, and harassed them to some purpose. He opened the scoring in Quinn-like style after capital work by Main, who was in great form at inside-left, and all through had the Partick defenders on tenterhooks when he got within shooting distance. Hannah made no bones about a penalty, which was not by any means convincing, and Hume, from centre-half, shot through the third, last, and best goal of the lot. Branscombe got a point for Partick, who deserved a success, and tried hard to get more. Hannah was splendid at back. The half-back line was useful enough, was scarcely the equal of the Partick division. All the forwards were Trier SP, and with a little more shooting added to their bustling tactics, they might have done greater damage in the closing period.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 18th November 1912

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Greig, Colman, Hannah, Wilson, Hume, McConnell, Soye, Travers, Milne, Main, Lennie.

Unused Subs:


Partick Thistle Teamsheet:  McTurk; Dunsmore, Bulloch; Wilson, Raisbeck, Stevenson; Steel, King, Grant, Gettins, Branscombe


Referee: Mr. J. Lyons, Hamilton

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