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Aberdeen 1 - 1 Falkirk

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Falkirk

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Brewster.
Falkirk scorers: Glancy

06/12/1919 | KO:

After the Aberdeen forwards had frittered away many chances in the game at Aberdeen, the Falkirk team came near to snatching full points in the closing minutes. Brewster headed through from a corner for Aberdeen after thirty-five minutes' play, and subsequently the visiting defence was overworked, but prevailed. Four minutes from the end, Glancy equalised for Falkirk, and after that both goals had narrow escapes. Falkirk were well served by Ferguson, Scott, Townsley, and McCulloch, and their best forwards were Glancy, Hickey, and Main. On the Aberdeen side Brewster, at centre-half, gave a fine display, and others who showed to advantage were Hume, MacLachlan, Hutton, and Archibald.

Source: The Scotsman, 8th December 1919

There were 10,000 spectators at Pittodrie, where Falkirk snatched a well-deserved goal and a point four minutes from the end. In the first half Aberdeen had much the better of the exchanges, but so well did the visitors defend that a goal was denied until Brewster headed through from a well-placed corner by Wilson after 35 minutes had gone. In the period Aberdeen practically made all the running, and it was only occasionally that the Falkirk forwards got on the move. There was generally, however, a lack of method in the efforts of the Aberdeen attack, and although Ferguson repeatedly saved well, some fine opportunities were not improved upon. The goalkeeper saved cleverly from Archibald, Brewster, Connon, and Macdonald, but with the visitors defending resolutely the efforts of the home team to get through were baulked, and Brewster's goal divided the teams at the interval.

On the resumption, the visitors' goal had a narrow escape from Macdonald, whose back-heeled pass from the goal line was cleared by Loney. After Anderson had punted clear from Harvie and fisted away from McDougall, Aberdeen retaliated strongly but they were again weak at goal. On one occasion, Archibald dribbled through, only to shoot weakly past with the goal at his mercy, and Macdonald hit the crossbar from a few yards out. profiting by escapes, the Falkirk attack put new heart into their game and finely lead by Main, they gave the home defence considerable anxiety. Anderson was repeatedly called upon to cope with dangerous balls, and it was no surprise when they got on level terms. A pass back was intercepted by the visitors, and Glancy, rushing in, gave Anderson no chance. Many thrills were crowded into the last three minutes of the game, when both teams strove desperately hard for the winning goal which, but for the brilliance of Anderson, must have gone to Falkirk.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 8th December 1919

Falkirk Teamsheet
Attendance: 10,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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