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05/03/1898
 
Peterhead 7 - 4 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:          Clark 3, Wood  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Recreation Park, Peterhead
Whites Defeated at Peterhead.
With a decidedly scratch team the cup holders visited Peterhead, and paid the penalty of journeying under strength. Peterhead put on two goals in rapid succession, and the Whites retaliated, Clark scoring twice for the visitors. Thus the score remained until the interval.
On resuming, the Convicts clapped on other three goals. Clark, with a fine solo run, reduced the lead by one, and Secretary Wood got the fourth. Before time Peterhead added two to their total, and finished leading by 7-4.

Source: Bon-Accord, 10th March 1898

 
Peterhead had a visit from the county cup-holders, and there was a large attendance in the Recreation Park. The weather, which was fine in the forenoon, broke down afterwards, and during the whole of the game there was a slight drizzling fall of sleet, which, before the close, converted the playing pitch into a perfect quagmire. Peterhead were at full strength, but Aberdeen lacked the services of Ritchie and J. Mackie, the teams being: Aberdeen: Davidson; John Davidson, Macconnachie; J. May, C. W. Mackie, Thomson; Wood, Livingston, Clark, Gray, Shiach. Peterhead: Mackie; Sutherland, Watt; Cowie, H. May, Davidson; Coutts, Shand, Batty, Smith, Thomson. At the interval the scores stood two goals each. Play was fast in the second half, and, amid the enthusiastic cheering of the spectator, Peterhead retired victorious by seven goals to four. Although Sutherland was the best back on the held, the Aberdeen pair were better than the home couple, in every other department, however, the locals were much superior, the combination at times being very fine, in spite of the heavy nature of the ground. J. May, a local player, who assisted the visitors, was certainly not the worst on the Aberdeen side.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 7th March 1898

Peterhead Teamsheet:  Mackie; Sutherland, Watt; Cowie, H. May, Davidson; Coutts, Shand, Batty, Smith, Thomson

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The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Davidson; John Davidson, Macconnachie; J. May, C. W. Mackie, Thomson; Wood, Livingston, Clark, Gray, Shiach

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