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Clydebank 1 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: Clydebank 1 - 1 Aberdeen

Div 1 (Old)
Clydebank scorers: Mcintosh
Aberdeen scorers: Miller.

21/09/1921 | KO:


An attendance of 3000 spectators saw Clydebank and Aberdeen share the points in a League fixture at Clydebank last night. In the greater portion of the first half play was featureless, and both sides were poor at goal. After 35 minutes had gone Macintosh, who was Clydebank?s most enterprising forward, opened the scoring, catching a cross from Craig, eluding Forsyth, and practically walking the ball into the net. Just before the interval Aberdeen attacked strongly, and Miller equalised with a well-judged shot. In the latter portion of the game, Miller, Aberdeen's centre, had several fine individual efforts at goal, but Morton played brilliantly in the Clydebank goal.

Source: The Scotsman, 22nd September 1921

At Clydeholm last night Aberdeen and Clydebank played a draw under Scottish League auspices, each side scoring once. Heavy rain fell previous to the match, but the weather was dry and very dull when the teams took the field.
For the opening fifteen minutes, the play was a draughts tournament, and not a "cheep" was heard from the small crowd who watched the ball being kicked aimlessly about. last Goldie got over centre, but his comrades maintained their form by completely missing the ball. Occasional glimpses of ability were discernible in the Aberdeen front rank. Miller, for instance, rushed the opposing backs on one occasion, and, though sandwiched, got in a shot which gained a corner. Connon was the ablest trickster on view. By neat footwork he outwitted two opponents, finishing with a crisp left footer which Morton did well to tip over the bar. The corner kick endangered the home goal, but ultimately the ball was cleared. At the other end Forsyth headed out a shot by Martin. Aberdeen were having the bulk of the play, and Rankine gave the keeper a teaser to hold.

A Surprise Goal.

Connon and Miller made poor attempts to locate the net, and then came a surprise goal for Clydebank. The point was against the run of play. McIntosh, the outside right, received a pass from Craig, and beating Forsyth he got a clear run on goal. Blackwell did not come out to narrow the range. McIntosh had the goal at his mercy, but only partially hit the bail, which went straight to Blackwell's hands low down. The keeper was evidently expecting a hard drive. At any rate, he failed to grip the sphere, which jumped out his hands against the post, and from there into the net. This was the only shot which reached the Aberdeen goal in 40 minutes, and it found the net. Blackwell?s attempt to save was poor indeed. Play had been miserable to this stage, but matters livened up, and Aberdeen attacked with vigour, Miller and Wright having capable tries. Clydebank responded with a burst, and a penalty seemed deserved when Forsyth downed McIntosh. Many of the players lined for the spot kick, but the referee gave no award.

Miller's Fine Goal.

Yule wrenched his knee badly, and while he was being touched up on the line his comrades equalised. Miller scored, and it was a "beauty. " The ball came to him from Middleton. He let it go between his legs, and, with his right foot behind his left, turned the sphere past his opponent, the centre then fastened on and beat Morton with a magnificent drive. Miller's fancy touch in circumventing his opponent is seldom successful and seldom seen in first-class football. Half-time found the teams on level peg.

Aberdeen Handicapped.

In the second portion, Aberdeen were handicapped by Yule's lameness, but they continued to prove superior. Miller was especially eager, and time and again was almost through. Play was concentrated on the right wing, and considering the numerous narrow escapes their goal underwent, Clydebank were very lucky. Miller had one terrific drive which Morton capitally saved in spread-eagle fashion; then the centre got completely through, but the custodian rushed out and frustrated him. Morton stood between his team and defeat, for next minute he was seen lying on the ground ten yards from goal with the eager Aberdonians clustered round him like bees. The keeper found salvation in the emergency by doing the unorthodox, throwing the ball back into his own goal, where Stevenson had stationed himself. All the Aberdeen danger came from Miller, who neatly side-stepped two men in captivating fashion, and Blackwell occasionally hesitated in alarming fashion, but at other times he cleared fairly well. His display does not entitle him to take Anderson's place.

Should Have Won.

It was a poor game, and Aberdeen deserved the points. In the second half they showed fine touches. Forward Miller was brilliant, and Connon and Middleton also shone. The goal they lost was a soft one, while in addition to Yule's injury, Hutton carried on under difficulties. Aberdeen did not play anything like their best, the halves not being so conspicuous as usual, but they should have beaten Clydebank, who are a mediocre lot indeed.

Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal 22nd September 1921

Clydebank Teamsheet
Morton; Stevenson, Ferguson; Jarvis, Marchbanks, Craig; McIntosh, Martin, Finlayson, Chalmers, Goldie
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Kilbowie Park, Clydebank
Referee: J. Bell, Dundee
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