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match report 1915-16 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 2 - 0 Dundee
Kick Off:    Main 46, Walker 66.        
Attendance: 7,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
On their own ground, Aberdeen had their easiest win of the season at the expense of Dundee. All through the home men were more aggressive. They did not score in the first half, but Main headed a goal immediately after resuming, and Walker repeated the performance twenty minutes later. Dundee's forwards, though badly supported, made dangerous raids on Anderson, who, like Balfour at the other end, was very smart. Aberdeen were the better balanced combination, and their superiority was most striking at half-back and back. Colman was still an absentee. About 6000 spectators were present.

Source: The Scotsman, 22nd November 1915

Meetings between Aberdeen and Dundee are used of a strong Derby flavour about them, but that which took place at Pittodrie on Saturday was a very quiet sort of an affair. Aberdeen had the upper hand all through, and it might at once be said that Dundee are the weakest side seen in Aberdeen this season. Their forwards are the best part of the team, at any rate on Saturdays display. They are a smart, go-ahead lot, and the Aberdeen goal ran a number of very narrow escapes. They were poorly supported by their halves, and the backs were also a very ordinary pair. Balfour, their goalkeeper, saved the Taysiders from a thorough drubbing. In every division except that goal, where Anderson was not tested as Balfour was, Aberdeen had the pull, the backs being decidedly stronger, all be it Hume miskicked badly once or twice, and a halves completely overshadowed the Dundee trip. Forward all five were triers, and the line showed more method than it has done for some time. Whatever the cause - the opposition, as indicated, was weak - there was an improved understanding.
Although doing most of the pressing, Aberdeen did not score in the first half. A minute after resuming, Main, who was more like his old self, got his head on a long drive from the line into goal by Brewster, and diverted the ball out of Balfour's reach into the net. 20 minutes later, walker repeated the performance, with a cross from the left. Dundee tried hard to open their account, and McCulloch and Brown had fine shots. But play for the most part was in Dundee's territory, and Aberdeen won on their merits.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 22nd November 1915

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

Unused Subs:


Dundee Teamsheet:  Balfour; Ferguson, Barnes; McIntosh, McDonald, duffers; fisher, McCulloch, Brown, Troup, Steven


Referee: Mr. A. Allan, Glasgow

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