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match report 1916-17 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 2 - 0 Partick Thistle
Kick Off:    Ambler, Cumming.        
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Good Game at Pittodrie
Partick Thistle had not the best of luck at Aberdeen, where they played the better football, but were beaten. There was little to choose between the defences, each side being well served at half back and back. The Partick middle division gave their forwards fine backing, and the method of the visiting attack was in decided contrast to the spasmodic efforts of the home front line. Misunderstandings between their backs, who otherwise played well, led to Partick?s undoing. There was no better wing on the field than that of McTavish and Honeyman, and the old Falkirk man was distinctly the best forward playing.

Source: The Scotsman, 21st August 1916

Aberdeen made the most of the opportunities which came their way at Pittodrie on Saturday, and Partick Thistle, while playing very fine football in the open, and boasting of the finest wing in the field, in McTavish and a Honeyman, could do nothing with theirs. The Thistle were a bit unlucky to be a goal down at the interval, though they had only their own left wing to blame for not equalising, Branscombe and Leitch missing a gift.

It was the same in the second period, the Aberdeen attack bustling the opposition and the Thistle doing all right in the open but scarcely ever getting in a shot at Anderson. Amber's first goal was the outcome of a mix up of the Partick backs, and Cunningham's point followed on a miss by Harris. These two forwards with Willie Wylie, which crosses were dangerous, were the best of a level good-going home set. Ambler is small but full of pluck, and his dash was to the liking of the crowd. Behind them John Wyllie, Brewster and Colman shone, and this trio had a big say in the destination of the points. Calder, a little rocky to start with, settled down to our reliable game. Partick were well served, too, by their backs, who were unfortunate to have the full penalty excepted for their own mistakes. The halves were hardworking and skilful. McTavish, jockey Simpson's first partner, was the best forward of the 10 on show. His parting with the leather was a treat.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 21st August 1916

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Anderson, Colman, Calder, Brewster, Wyllie, Low, Cumming, Walker, Ambler, Cail, Wylie.

Unused Subs:


Partick Thistle Teamsheet:  Ferguson; Adam, J. Harris; Morrison, Hamilton, McMullen; Honeyman, McTavish, Whittle, Leitch, Branscombe



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