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Northern League 
27/08/1892
 
Harp, Dundee 10 - 2 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:          Watt, Watt  
Attendance: 0
Venue: East Dock Street Park , Dundee
Played at Dundee before a large attendance, and in beautiful weather. The Harp was well represented, but the Aberdeen had a very poor team. Almost immediately after the start a nice run by the Aberdonians was finished by Watt from the outside left scoring with a capital low shot. Thereupon the ground team played with great vigour, and equalised soon afterwards. They continued to have the best of matters, and at half-time were leading by five goals to one.
On resuming Harp scored thrice within the first ten minutes, and, still maintaining their lead, they increased their score to 10 goals. Just before the close the Aberdeen scored a second point, and the game ended: Harp 10, Aberdeen 2.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 29th August 1892

 

A Wail from a Dundee-Aberdonian.

[To the EDITOR of Bon-Accord.]

Sir,- "Where are the boys of the old Brigade?"
Another Northern League fixture has been played, and, alas ! another and a complete defeat has been inflicted on the Aberdeen representatives. From the fact of the game at Chanonry the previous week being so close, a good game was expected at East Dock Street on Saturday, and notwithstanding the many other football attractions in the city, a large crowd assembled to see the Aberdeen and Harp pitted against each other. Having all the week looked forward to again seeing the " good old whites" in battle array, we (two Aberdonians resident in Dundee) journeyed to East Dock Street Park in high hopes that the Chanonry men would fully uphold the traditions of the old Brigade. Our hopes, however, sank to zero when we saw the nondescript lot in white stepping on to the danders. What an apology for a team. In vain did we look for the manly form of Alec Wood, good old Tom, Colin, Morley, etc., etc., but only one of the first eleven players of last season appeared. This was the left-winger, who scored both the points registered for the Aberdeen. Needless for us to describe the game. From start to finish it was a mere farce, the boys in green simply making rings round the whites, whose bewildered movements astonished and amused the crowd. Far better had the Aberdeen committee cried "off" than have sent so poor a team to fulfil an important League fixture. No doubt it was impossible for some of the first eleven players to come to Dundee, but surely the Aberdeen executive could have found a better team of bona fide members to represent them, and it shows a lamentable lack of enthusiasm amongst the players themselves that this was not the case. We hope that this appeal may raise the A.F.C. members from the torpor into which they have evidently fallen, and so save a repetition of the inglorious display of Saturday. - Yours etc.,
QUANTUM YALEAT.

[It was quite impossible for the Aberdeen to place their best team in the field, owing to their men having been engaged in important cricket matches. The Scottish Association are alone to blame, and the sooner this body makes the close season from May to September, the better it will be for the really bona fide amateur Clubs. - ED., Bon.]

Source: Bon-Accord, 3rd September

Harp, Dundee Teamsheet:  Barrett; Murray, Burke; Fagan, Collins, Shearer; Lynch, Hannan, Lonie, Ferguson, Donachie

Bookings:

The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Paul; Davidson, Ritchie; Morron, Macdonald, Ewen; Black, Robertson, Morrison, Hay, Watt

Bookings:

Referee: Mr D. Banks, Perth

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