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match report 1914-15 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 2 - 0 Clyde
Kick Off:    MacLachlan, Archibald.        
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Aberdeen beat the hitherto victorious Clyde by 2 goals to nothing before 8000 spectators at Aberdeen. The home men took the lead through McLaughlin after ten minutes' play, but Clyde, although handicapped through the absence of Fleming, who was injured, fully held their own, and Aberdeen were kept defending until near the interval, when they again played strongly, and McTurk had to save repeatedly. In the second half, with Fleming still absent, Aberdeen attacked persistently, but without result, until Archibald, after an individual effort, added a brilliant second goal. Thereafter Clyde, although plucky, were not so aggressive, and McTurk's goal had many narrow escapes. The best men for Aberdeen were Colman, Wyllie, Walker, and Archibald, and for Clyde McTurk, Gilligan, Collins, and Clunas.

Source: The Scotsman, 7th September 1914

If there was no occasion to go into ecstasy is over the display of the teams, aberdeen's 2-0 victory over Clyde at Pittodrie, providing as it did aberdeen's first home win of the season, was most gratifying to supporters of the club. The victors were worthy of their win, but all the same they were flattered by the margin in their favor, and the Fates would not have been unkind had Clyde pierced the defense at least once. As it was, Clyde for the greater part of the game were at a distinct disadvantage through losing the services of fleming, the inside left, who had to retire from the game in consequence of injury early in the first half. There were no lack of dull. Cine the game, in which the sound play of the defences supplied the feature. Collectively, Clyde were quite the equals of their conquerors, but that does not mean much. There was considerable overlapping and mixing up, and on the part of both teams, the shooting was indifferent; indeed, had all the chances that presented themselves been taken advantage of, the scores might have been proportionately doubled. Under the circumstances, Clyde put up a plucky fight, even although they deserved to be just beaten. Gilligan, at right back, was their best success, his fine defensive play only been equalled by that of Colman on the home side. The most successful forward on the field was Archibald, Aberdeen's diminutive left winger. He displayed superb tricking, and his crossing was exceptionally good. Aberdeen took the lead through McLauchlan in 10 minutes, after McLeod had missed Soye's cross. Wide retaliated strongly, and refused to be shaken off, and it was in attempting a shot at Andersen that fleming strained himself so severely as two necessity his retirement from the remainder of the game. The Aberdeen defence was severely tested until the closing 10 minutes of the period, and the attack again developed slowly, but was thwarted by the excellence of the visitors' defence and by their own weak finishing. At the interval Aberdeen's play scarcely warranted their lead. Clyde threatened for some time after resuming, but when Archibald, breaking off in midfield, culminated a brilliant run with a lovely-taken goal the issue was put beyond doubt. Clyde struggled manfully till the end, and some good saving by McTurk prevented a further score.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 7th September 1914

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Anderson, Colman, Hume, Brewster, Wyllie, MacLachlan, Soye, Walker, McLeod, Main, Archibald.

Unused Subs:


Clyde Teamsheet:  McTurk; Gilligan, Farrell; Walker, McAndrew, Collins; Cranston, Clunas, Allan, Fleming, Thomson


Referee: J. M. Dickson, Glasgow

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