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match report 1915-16 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 5 - 0 Motherwell
Kick Off:    Main, Main, Archibald, Wylie 48, Cail.        
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Surprise at Pittodrie
Motherwell did so well against a brilliant sun in the first period of the game at Aberdeen that they looked like winning when once ends were changed. A clever goal by W. Wylie three minutes after the resumption, and two others netted by Main, but largely due to Cumming, the ex-Manchester outside right, knocked the spirit out of the Lanarkshire side, who were never in the game for the last half-hour. Archibald and Cail augmented the home score. Attendance 5000.

Source: The Scotsman, 3rd April 1916

First-half form lead everybody a stray at Pittodrie on Saturday. Motherwell, facing brilliant sunshine, did so well that they looked like making at least a draw, if not winning. But there was a big change. Aberdeen's forwards, who before the interval could do nothing right, could now do nothing wrong, and, with their halves, has shooting practice at Sneddon's charge to the end. A clever bit of play by Main 3 minutes after the restart gave Willie Wylie a clear way to the net, and marked the turn of the tide. Before a quarter of an hour had gone the centre himself netted twice, first heading through a lovely cross from Cumming, and then converting a corner taken by the same winger. The latter was a pretty piece of work. Cumming took the corner kick. The ball travelled like an arrow to Cail, who was standing well out, and it glanced forward to Main's foot, off which it glided into the net. It was done in less time than it takes to describe. It was the last straw on Motherwell, who were never able to raise a gallop. Archibald and Cail had well taken goals in the last 10 minutes, and by 5-0 Aberdeen chronicled their biggest win this season. Perry gave a fine display at back, in Hume's place, and McNair, if not so often seen as Brewster might have been, was probably just as effective. A repetition of the second-half form will be needed at Pittodrie this week for Morton's benefit.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 3rd April 1916

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Anderson, Colman, Perry, McNair, Wyllie, Gallacher, Cumming, Archibald, Main, Cail, Wylie.

Unused Subs:


Motherwell Teamsheet:  Sneddon; Penman, Kelly; Murray, mcSkimming, Collins; F. Kelly, Archibald, Finlayson, Gray, Bennett


Referee: Mr. J. Kirkland, Glasgow

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