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match report 1915-16 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Raith Rovers 3 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Newbigging 2, Abbott       Main.  
Attendance: 2,000
Venue: Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy
Raith Rovers had an easy win against Aberdeen at Kirkcaldy. They showed splendid dash in the first half, when they scored three times through Newbigging (2) and Abbott. In the second half their play deteriorated, but Aberdeen could only score once, through Main, who failed with a penalty in the closing minutes of the game.

Source: The Scotsman, 24th April 1916

Raith Rovers, the wooden spoonists, found a weakfish Aberdeen side an easy prey at Kirkcaldy. Calder, who partnered Colman, took some time to find his feet, so to speak, and before he did so the points were lost and won. Raith scored their three goals in the first half-hour, and held that lead to the interval, In the second half, Main scored a fine goal. A penalty given for upsetting the centre ought to have further reduced the leeway, but on the run of the play the better side won, for the Kirkcaldy forwards gave the Aberdeen halves and backs a hard afternoon. The best man amongst the visitors was Cumming, who was always dangerous when on the ball.

Source: Evening Express, 24th April 1916

Raith Rovers Teamsheet:  Brown; Private Lavery, Robson; Inglis, McKerley, Foster; Monoghan, Abbott, Newbigging, Hutchison, Gibson


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Anderson, Colman, Calder, Chatwin, Perry, Gallacher, Cumming, Archibald, Main, Cail, Wylie.

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