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Dundee 4 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: Dundee 2 - 0 Aberdeen

Northern League
Dundee scorers: McGregor, Menzies, Stiven, McGregor
Aberdeen scorers: Towns.

18/08/1909 | KO:

These teams met at Dens Park, Dundee, in a Northern League match last night. From the start Dundee took the game in hand, and scored in the first two minutes, the goalscorer being McGregor. Half way through the first period the Aberdeen defence was again pierced, Menzies scoring. Within five minutes of the resumption Aberdeen scored through Towns, but Dundee came away again, and rattled on other two goals though Stiven and McGregor. Dundee were much the superior team, and ran out easy winners.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 19th August 1909

THE "YOUNG WASPS" STING A 4-1 defeat from DundeE "A" at Dens Park was hardly meritled on play as our reserve team thought they were not only unfortunate, but the home side got more than their fair share of luck.
On Satuydity they opened the season at Pittodrie, and the curiosity of the spectators was demonstrated to the extent of some 3000 turning out to see the game with Forfar Athletic. The visitors have hitherto given a good account of themselves at Pittodrie, and on this occasion fully hoped to keep up their reputation. The weather remaincd fine during the opening period, but as the players left for the interval rain came down in torrents, the closing half being played under most uncomfortable conditions. Quite a brisk opening ensued, the Loons making a dash for King, when they were intercepted by Harper, whose strong tackling was a feature of the game throughout. For a spell Aberdeen could not get into their game at all, through the somewhat erratic movements of the visiting halves, who kept the ball going for all it was worth in any direction. Once the homesters got into their stride there was only one team in the picture, and but for the able defence of Don and his two hbcks several goals should have resulted.
Bobby Simpson had the honour of opening the season's score with a splendid effort, the ball being taken down the wing by Hay and lashed across to the inside left, who trapped and shot straight and fast into the net. Jaffrey and McKenzie had several good efforts which did not count, the teams crossing over with Aberdeen 1 goal up.

The rain was persistent in the second half. More than once did the Forfar captain appeal for a cessation of play, but the referee was not of the opinion that the game should be stopped. Owing to these conditions the players made some queer blunders, but on the run of play, Aberdeen were masters of the situation. McKenzie slipped through a second goal from a well-directed shot on the left. Hay placed a beautiful third, and Simpson scored a fourth - the best of the bunch - Aberdeen winning by 4 goals to nil. The Forfarians were mostly new lads, but Petrie, the veteran, was the pick of the forwards; with the two backs and goalkeeper also showing good talent. On the home side the defence was as sound as a bell. J. J. Simpson most prominent in the middle line, while the forwards worked well together for a first trial, and should be persevered with, for they are all triers. The official in charge we thought eminently fair all through.

Source: Bon-Accord, 26th August 1909

Dundee Teamsheet
Philip; Dorward, McEwan; Hampton, Gowans, Mair; Hall, Dinnie, Menzies, Steven, McGregor
Venue: Dens Park, Dundee
Referee: Mr J. Prophet, Forfar