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Aberdeen 3 - 2 Aberdeen University

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 Aberdeen University

Friendly
Aberdeen scorers: Wilson, Wilson, McKinlay.
Aberdeen University scorers: T. R. McKenzie, T. R. McKenzie

06/11/1907 | KO:

At Pittodrie yesterday before 300 spectators. Teams:-

Aberdeen A: King; W. Cheyne, Hume; Morgan, Simpson, Low; McDonald, McKinley, Wilson, Edgar, Fyfe.

'Varsity: W. B. Thomson; E. A. Pearson, F. J. S. Paterson; C. S. Marr, E. Simpson, K. Ross; C. V. McEachern, T. R. McKenzie, D. W. McLeod, T. S. Moir, R. B. Brebner.

The 'Varsity started strongly, and with the aid of the sun got down on King. Hume sent them back, and Wilson kicked past. Long kicking was the order, and the ball was being sent from end to end. The 'Varsity right wing was always dangerous, and King had to look lively. Wilfred Low transferred play to the 'Varsity territory, and MacDonald forced a corner. The kick was nicely taken, and Wilson converted. This reverse stirred the students, and they bore down on King, who held his own. Aberdeen came away again, and Wilson beat Thomson with a hard shot. Nothing daunted the college men continued to press, but the Aberdeen defence held out.

On resuming University pressed, and T. R. McKenzie scored from a difficult position. Encouraged by the success the students pressed, and forced a couple of fruitless corners. Aberdeen now had a turn of pressing, and would easily have increased their lead but for the brilliant goalkeeping of W. B. Thomson. Times without number he saved the 'Varsity from defeat. A long kick by Paterson let the 'Varsity away on the right. After a spell of exciting play McKenzie equalised with a curling shot which completely deceived King. On equal terms now, the 'Varsity played desperately for the lead with ten minutes to go. They were not to get it, however. McKinley, getting possession half-way up the field, raced down on Thomson and shot straight for goal without stopping. Thomson touched the ball, but could not hold it, as there was too much sting in the shot. Aberdeen now took matters easily, but the 'Varsity were not to take a defeat lying down, and fought hard for the equaliser. A very good game ended in favour of Aberdeen by 3 goals to 2.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 7th November 1907

Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Cheyne, Hume, Morgan, Simpson, Low, McDonald, McKinlay, Wilson, Edgar, Fyfe.
Aberdeen University Teamsheet
W. B. Thomson; E. A. Pearson, F. J. S. Paterson; C. S. Marr, E. Simpson, K. Ross; C. V. McEachern, T. R. McKenzie, D. W. McLeod, T. S. Moir, R. B. Brebner
Attendance: 300
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen