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Div 1 (Old) 
12/12/1914
 
Partick Thistle 3 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Whittle, McTavish, Whittle        
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Firhill, Glasgow
Partick Thistle had Aberdeen as visitors at Firhill Park, Glasgow, and after a fast game retired winners by 3 goals. The visitors started against the wind and minus two players, Anderson and McLachlan missing their train connection. The Thistle opened strongly, and in two minutes Whittle opened the scoring. This was followed by a second goal from McTavish. After the visitors' absentees arrived, they came more into the picture, Soye leading many dangerous raids on Campbell. In the second portion play was very even and keenly contested, Whittle adding a third goal for the "Jags" shortly after the start. The play all through was very scrappy, neither team giving of their best. The attendance was 6000.

Source: The Scotsman, 14th December 1914

 
Anderson, the Aberdeen goalkeeper, and McLauchlan, a left half, missed their train connection on Saturday morning, and 20 minutes of the game had Firhill had gone before they came on the field. Ere then the match had been practically lost and one, for the Thistle had popped two shots past Brewster, who is reported to have shown little confidence between the sticks. Goalkeeper is the one position which a substitute from any other part of the field can rarely fill, or be expected to fill, adequately at a moment's notice. Even at full strength Aberdeen could make no impression, and when the third goal went on in the first minute of the second half, the case was hopeless. It was a rugged game all through, with little possible football in it. Aberdeen were disappointing. Coleman's absence meant a lot, and a bad start did not add to the confidence of the side. Wyllie put in a hard afternoon's work at right back, and he was perhaps the one outstanding visitor. The attack was again week.

,b>Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 14th December 1914

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Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Anderson, Wyllie, Hume, Chatwin, Brewster, MacLachlan, Soye, Walker, Cail, Main, Archibald.

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