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04/11/1893
 
The Aberdeen 3 - 4 Raith Rovers
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Chanonry, Aberdeen
A Dull and Listless Game.
The Aberdeen played a friendly match with the Raith Rovers at Chanonry. Teams: Aberdeen: Edwards; John Davidson, Wood; Davidson, Cobban, Ewan; Wight, McFarlane, Reith, Cotterill, Whitehead. Raith Rovers: Crieve; Bird, Lambert; Hall, Dale, Cooper; J. Walker, Wilson, D. Walker, Neilson, Suttie.

In the first half the visitors had the best of the game, and scored 3 goals to Aberdeen's 1. During the second portion, however, the game was more even, and at times play was exceedingly fast. The Aberdeen succeeded in scoring 3 goals, and just before the whistle blew the Rovers scored the winning goal. Result: Raith Rovers, 4; Aberdeen, 3.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 6th November 1893

 
Before a meagre attendance the Whites had their first visit from the Raith Rovers at Chanonry on Saturday. The game was dull and listless, and the result, 4-3 in favour of the Rovers, did not fully represent their superior ability. They are a good all-round lot, and worked hard for their four points. On the other hand, Aberdeen were very fortunate, and two at least of the goals scored in their favour were obtained more by luck than good management. The forwards played a half-hearted game all through, none of them performing with any great ability, and Cotteri11, who occupied the centre in the second half, is not we fear to become the success that we anticipated he might prove in that position. Cobban and Ewen both worked hard and unselfishly, but Davidson kicked far too rashly. He has plenty of pluck, but meantime that is about all. Wood and Davidson at back played fairly well, and Dick Edwards, who kept goal for the day, had his eye well in, and repelled some stinging shots. We regret that the former enthusiasm which incited the Aberdeen players in days of yore to do deeds worthy of the club's reputation does not seem to have yet become instilled into the present members of the team. Pull up, Aberdeen!

Source: Bon-Accord, 11th November 1893

The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Edwards; John Davidson, Wood; Davidson, Cobban, Ewan; Wight, McFarlane, Reith, Cotterill, Whitehead

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Raith Rovers Teamsheet:  Crieve; Bird, Lambert; Hall, Dale, Cooper; J. Walker, Wilson, D. Walker, Neilson, Suttie

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