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Aberdeen 1 - 2 Raith Rovers

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 2 Raith Rovers

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Walker.
Raith Rovers scorers: Inglis, Lindsay

17/02/1917 | KO: 14:45

Before about 4000 spectators, the Raith Rovers scored a noteworthy success at Aberdeen. In the first half Inglis and Lindsay scored for the Rovers, and after the interval Walker got a goal for the home team. Raith deserved their victory, thanks mainly to the superiority of their forwards. They had to get the services of Greig, Aberdeen's reserve goalkeeper, and had to play during the last five minutes without Winning, one of their backs.

Source: The Scotsman, 19th February 1917

There was an element of luck involved goals scored at Pittodrie on Saturday, but on the run of the play Raith Rovers were quite worthy of the points. They were brisker and moved better together, particularly in attack. Half-way through the first half Inglis drew first blood for Rovers. Colman appeared to shove the leather back to Anderson and hold back Inglis, who, however, rounded him and managed to touch this slow-rolling ball sufficiently to divert it out of Anderson's reach, though there was hardly enough force behind it to reach the net. The second was a score by Lindsay shortly before the interval. Had he been closer to the post of duty, Anderson would have stood a good chance of holding the long drive, fast though it was. Aberdeen's point came in the second period. Greig clutched a shot from Wylie, but dropped the ball at the post when bustled by Walker and Ambler, and Walker could not help netting. Rovers were the nippier lot, Wilson's crosses were a treat. Cail and Paton were the best Aberdeen forwards, who lacked in combination, forcefulness, and shot poorly.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 19th February 1917

Raith Rovers Teamsheet
Greig's; Winning, Muir; Rattray, Inglis, Currie; Archibald, Lindsay, Rougvie, Abbott, G. Wilson
Attendance: 3,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. L. Wynne, Uphall
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