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Peterhead 2 - 3 Aberdeen

HT Score: Peterhead 2 - 0 Aberdeen

Peterhead scorers: Robertson (pen), Hall,
Aberdeen scorers: Robertson, McNicol, Mackie.

14/04/1906 | KO:

The people of Peterhead flocked to the recreation park in their hundreds to witness the football match between Aberdeen and the county cup holders. Everything was conducive to a good game, the weather being ideal and the pitch in excellent condition. The teams were:-
Aberdeen: Mutch; Duncan McNicol, Urquhart; Davidson, J. J. Simpson, Robertson; Robertson, G McNicol, Mackie, Henderson, Edgar.
to To Peterhead: McRobbie; Robertson, Philip; McIntosh, Davidson, Mitchell; Scott, Simpson, Hall, Munro, Thomson.
Mr. Robert Massie, Peterhead, was referee.

Aberdeen kicked off with the wind in their favour, and immediately began to assail the home goal. Peterhead had to concede a corner, but nothing came of it, and the ball was carried back to midfield. The local forwards got the leather well up, and when near their opponents' goalmouth Thomson secured the ball, but was pulled up for offside. A rush down the field by the Aberdonians looked promising, but Henderson was penalized for fouling. Aberdeen still keeping up the pressure, Henderson sent in a swift shot, which McRobbie had to exert himself considerably to save. Peterhead seemed now to have measured their opponents, and came away and rattling style. D McNicol, however, defied all efforts to get past him, and he sent Thomson and Munro to the right about on more than one occasion. At last Simpson got well away, but was fouled inside the penalty line by Davidson. A penalty kick was given Peter head, Robertson took the kick, and landed the leather in the net, thus drawing first blood for Peterhead. Encouraged by their success, Peterhead introduced a good deal of dash into their play, Philip in particular showing excellent form. Time after time the local forwards visited their opponents' goal, but their efforts were foiled by McNicol. At last the Aberdonians managed to transfer the venue of play, and G McNicol had a good chance of scoring, but he sent the ball wide of its mark. Just as the whistle was about to be sounded for the finish of the first half, Hall outplayed the Aberdonian backs, and sent in a well-directed shot which Mutch failed to save. This concluded the scoring in the first half, and when the Peterhead team crossed over they were leading by 2 goals to 0.

The Aberdonians resumed the game in lively fashion. Shots were sent in from all quarters, and Robertson and G. McNicol each scored a goal in quick succession, putting the teams on equal terms. Peterhead retaliated, but their progress was invariably stopped by the opposing defence. The "Wasps" again bombarded the home goal, and a spirited scrimmage took place, but nothing resulted for a time after this the teams seemed to indulge in a little breathing space, and nothing worthy occurred until the Peterhead forwards secured the leather, and run down the right wing with it. Simpson's centred splendidly, but Munro miskicked, and a good chance for Peterhead was lost. Aberdeen kept up a steady pressure for some time after this, and McRobbie was called upon on several occasions to save his charge. Davidson had then a very good try for Peterhead, and had Scott been up in time another goal might have been got for the local team. About fifteen minutes from the call of time Mackie banged the leather into the net, and thus put his team on the winning side. Peterhead made desperate efforts to equalise. They had a corner, pressed in a scrimmage in front of their opponents' goalmouth, and were awarded a penalty kick, all in quick succession. But the Fates were unkind, for they failed to get an opening.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 16th April 1906

Peterhead Teamsheet
McRobbie; Robertson, Philip; McIntosh, Davidson, Mitchell; Scott, Simpson, Hall, Munro, Thomson
Venue: Recreation Park, Peterhead
Referee: Mr. Robert Massie, Peterhead
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