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match report 1916-17 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 0 - 1 Hamilton
Kick Off:          Kelly  
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Aberdeen dropped two points at home to Hamilton. The visitors were the better balanced side, but Aberdeen were again badly let down by their forwards, whose finishing all through was wretched. The Hamilton five were always dangerous, and non more than Stewart. Kelly shot the one goal of the match ten minutes before the interval. The crowd numbered 4000.

Source: The Scotsman, 6th November 1916

With a little more penetrative power the Aberdeen forwards ought to have, at the very least, kept a point at home instead of allowing Hamilton Academicals to carry off all the stakes. Aberdeen had the better of matters for the first half-hour. The visitors were always dangerous in attack, and though the goal they got 5 minutes from the interval looked simple, it capped a clever movement. All through the second. The Hamilton raids were fraught with peril. Jackson, J. Wyllie and Anderson were the stars in the home defence. At times Aberdeen took the upper hand, and backs and hearts kept the leather well into Craig, but the forwards hustled around to no purpose. As a line they were not in the same street as the Hamilton five. The latter never missed the veteran Kyle. Stewart, Murphy, McNeil, McLennan, both backs and Craig, were the best of a gritty side. Aberdeen were best served by the three defenders already named. Wylie and Cail were the best forwards.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 6th November 1916

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Anderson, Colman, Wyllie, Calder, Jackson, Brewster, Thomson, Cail, Ambler, Main, Wylie.

Unused Subs:


Hamilton Teamsheet:  Greig; McAllister, Millar; Paterson, Purdie, McLennan; Corcoran; Stewart, Kelly, Murphy, McNeil



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