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01/11/1890
 
Our Boys, Dundee 8 - 2 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Matthew, Buttar, Malloch, Grewar, ?, Matthew, Matthew, Grewar       Key, From scrimmage  
Attendance: 0
Venue: West Craigie Park, Dundee
These teams met on West Craigie Park, Dundee, before a large turnout of spectators. Buttar started the ball downhill on behalf of Our Boys. The ball was carried to the south goal, but relief was got, and the Aberdeen forwards had a run up, but their chances wore spoiled by a foul. From the kick-off Buttar secured the leather, and the goalkeeper slipping, it was promptly sent through by Matthew. Shortly afterwards the Boys were again in the vicinity of their opponents' goal, and the ball being passed to Buttar, who was lying well forward, that player scored a second goal with a swift shot. Off-side was claimed, but the referee decided in favour of the homo team. The Boys continued to hold the upper hand, and a few minutes later, Matthew crossing into the goal mouth, Malloch notched a third point. From the kick-off Aberdeen looked like business, and a foul was obtained near the goal. Shepherd, however, conceded a corner, from which Craig relieved the pressure. After a spell of even play the Boys again drew to the front, and Craig sent in a fine shot, which fell just in front of goal, and Grewar rushing in kicked the leather through. Half-time arrived with the scores: Our Boys, 4; Aberdeen, 0. On resuming, both goals were visited several times, and after ten minutes play Our Boys got past Mackay. Aberdeen then lost a fine chance in front of the uprights. Shepherd missed, and a goal seemed certain, but the Aberdeen player sent the ball behind. Our Boys next had a chance, but the opportunity was spoiled. The strangers then began to play vigorously, and, getting into close quarters, Key scored with a low shot. The home team secured the leather, and after a good run Matthew scored. In no way daunted, the whites made affairs lively for the home defence, and although Gold managed to save once the Aberdeen men scored from a scrimmage. The light blues then pressed, and, from a scrimmage, Matthew added a seventh point, while Grewar put on an eighth. A minute or two later a foul near goalmouth raised the hopes of the strangers, but Malloch, with a strong kick, got clear. Another foul was obtained, but it was also fruitless, and shortly afterwards the game ended: Our Boys, 8; Aberdeen, 2.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 3rd November 1890

 
Our Boys (Dundee) v. Aberdeen.?There was a large attendance at West Craigie Park to witness this game. Buttars kicked off for the ground team, and after some give and take play, the Boys scored through Matthew. Shortly afterwards the Boys were again in the vicinity of their opponents' goal, and the ball being passed to Buttars, who was lying well forward, that player scored a second goal with a swift shot. Off-side was claimed, but the referee decided in favour of the home team. The Boys continued to hold the upper hand, and a few minutes later, Matthew crossing into the goal mouth, Malloch notched a third point. After a spell of even play, the Boys again drew to the front, and Matthew and Craig were applauded for some fine play near goal. The latter player sent in a fine shot which fell just in front of goal, and Grewar rushing in kicked the leather through. Half-time arrived with the scores - Our Boys, 4; Aberdeen 0. On resuming, both goals were visited several times, and after ten minutes' play Our Boys got past Mackie. Aberdeen then lost a fine chance in front of the uprights. Shepherd missed, and a goal seemed certain, but the Aberdeen player tent the ball behind, The strangers then began to play vigorously, and, getting into close quarters, Key scored with a low shot. The home team secured the leather, and after a good run Matthew Scored. In no way daunted, the whites made affairs lively for the home defence, and, although Gold managed to save once, the Aberdeen men scored from a scrimmage. The light blues then pressed and, from a scrimmage, Matthew added a seventh point, while Grewar put on an eighth a minute or two later. A foul near goal mouth raised the hopes of the strangers, but Malloch, with a strong kick got clear. The game ended?Our Boys, 8; Aberdeen, 2.

Source: Northern Figaro, 8th November 1890

Our Boys, Dundee Teamsheet:  Gold; Shepherd, Brown; Craig, Robertson, Findleton; Matthew, Chalmers, Buttar, Grewar, Malloch

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The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Mackie; Ketchen, Wood ; Cobban, Reith, Macdonald; Robson, Morrison, Key, Brown, Whitehead

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