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match report 1913-14 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 2 - 1 Morton
Kick Off:    Walker 42, Wyllie 83.       Gourlay 35  
Attendance: 8,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
A Belated Goal up
At Aberdeen, before 10,000 spectators. Play was rather quiet in the opening stages, but when Gourlay gave Morton the lead after thirty-five minutes the pace improved, and Walker equalised for Aberdeen just on the interval. The exchanges in the second half almost entirely favoured Aberdeen, who notwithstanding their incessant attack, could not locate the net or beat down a brilliant Morton defence. Seven minutes from time, J. Wyllie headed the winning goal for Aberdeen following a corner. Result:- Aberdeen, 2; Morton, 1.

Source: The Scotsman, 9th March 1914

But although they had a terrific struggle to gain the winning goal, Aberdeen fully merited their 2-1 Scottish League victory over greenock Morton at Pittodrie. Ideal weather conditions of tamed, and there were 8000 spectators. Losing the toss, Aberdeen were set to face a strong sun and breeze, and for quite a lengthy period the game resolve itself into a defensive struggle, some excellent play being witnessed in that department. After 35 minutes, Gourlay headed the opening goal for Morton, and, following upon a corner, Markey saved finely from Buchanan. Close on the interval a brilliant passage of combination between travers and walker resulted in the latter equalising, and each side had scored once at the interval.

On the resumption, Aberdeen promptly took the game in hand, but Morton put up an excellent defence. Bradford was often troubled, and on two occasions at least was fortunate to avoid disaster after he had lost possession of the ball. Several likely chances fell to the lot of the home forwards, but they failed badly in front of goal. Morton seldom got over midfield, but in the course of a rally the Aberdeen goal was fortunate to escape downfall, several shots cannoning back off defenders. With 7 minutes to go, Aberdeen got a corner. The ball was nicely placed by W. Wylie, and going to John Wyllie, the latter headed into the net. Aberdeen, as before, held the upper hand until the close, but there was no further scoring.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 9th March 1914

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Markey, Colman, Hannah, Wright, Wyllie, Low, Soye, Walker, Main, Travers, Wylie.

Unused Subs:


Morton Teamsheet:  Bradford; Ferrier, Craig; Wright, May, McLean; Torrance, Gourlay, Buchanan, Stevenson, Seymour


Referee: Mr. W. Hamilton, Motherwell

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