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match report 1890-91 fixture list
The Aberdeen 3 - 4 Bon-Accord
Kick Off:  4:30 PM   Key, ?       Morren, J. Flaws 2  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Chanonry, Aberdeen
These teams met at Chanonry in rather boisterous weather. Bon-Accord played against the wind in the first half. At the start play was mostly confined to midfield, but the "Bons" gradually forced their way to their opponents' territory, and from a foul in front of goal Morren scored the first point. The Aberdeen then had a look in, and from a good run up Key equalised. No further scoring took place in the first half, and the teams crossed over 1 goal each.
Immediately on restarting Aberdeen forced their opponents to concede a corner, from which they scored a rather soft coal. The scene of operations was then transferred to the other end, and from a corner Macfarlane equalised with a high shot. The Bon-Accord now had most of the play, and J. Flaws scored other two goals in quick succession. The score remained thus up to within one minute from time, when the Aberdeen, through careless play on the part of the Bon-Accord half-backs, scored a third goal. Result: Bon-Accord 4, Aberdeen 3. Neither team was fully represented.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 6th April 1891

The Bon-Accord visited Chanonry on Saturday and inflicted a 4 to 3 defeat on a somewhat weak team of the Whites. The result must be encouraging to the Bon-Accord, but some of their tactics were not at all relished by he Whites and could with advantage to themselves be dispensed with. The play of the Bon-Accord all over was very equal - their combination being in marked contrast to the play of their opponents who were very listless and inert - the changes in the team being no doubt to blame for part of this.

Source: Northern Figaro, 11th April 1891

The Aberdeen Teamsheet: 


Bon-Accord Teamsheet:  Thomson; Lamont, Flaws; Morren, McBain, Black; Flaws, Macfarlane, Forsyth, Hay, A. N. Other



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