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Dundee A 2 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: Dundee A 1 - 0 Aberdeen

Scottish Second XI Cup
Dundee A scorers: Hall, Hall
Aberdeen scorers: Towns.

05/09/1908 | KO:

The Aberdeen A team were at Dens Park played Dundee A in a second 11 Scottish cup tie on Saturday. Teams:-

Dundee A: Philip; J. Chaplin, Oswald; Mair, Gowans, Cooper; Flood, Sim, Hall, Dailly, McCann
Aberdeen A: King; Hannah, Macfarlane; Davidson, Simpson, Low; Hay, Towns, Toman, Roberts, Ritchie.
Referee - Mr. J cross, Renfrew.

Aberdeen started with nine men, and at the start Dundee were considerably troubled owing to their opponents playing one back. Aberdeen, with their small forces, made plucky efforts to keep the homesters in hand, but the game was barely 5 minutes started when the home centre scored from a very nicely-judged pass by Dailly. Just prior to Aberdeen reaching full strength, Dundee pressed their opponents back on their own lines, and Hall was not very far off with a well-taken overhead kick. The cup holders had the advantage of a stiff breeze, and play afterwards was confined to Aberdeen's territory, where a drive by Hannah rebounded off Dailly and just missed the net. Following a corner, King had a rather lucky save from a well-judged shot by Sim. King was again lucky in a scrimmage in front of his charge, just catching a shot from Dailly on the line. Aberdeen made a great effort near the interval, and Philip had two fine saves - one from Toman being exceptionally good.

Dundee showed improved form on resuming, and the Aberdeen defence had to look lively. Aberdeen, however, had a look in, and the homesters were lucky in clearing their lines. Philip misjudged a drooping shot from Ritchie, and to make matters worse the backs got into a quandary, and it was neck or nothing on Aberdeen scoring. The visitors kept Dundee to their own end for some time, but the Aberdeen forwards did not combine enough to get round the home defence. Dundee paid several visits to King's end, but the front rank was also weak. The cup holders were certainly lucky to have retained their lead so long. After give-and-take play, McCann sent in a fine, drooping shot, which King muddled, and Hall had no difficulty in footing Dundee two up. Play afterwards improved, and a few minutes from the close towns scored for Aberdeen.

The drawings including gate and stands, amounted to 80.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 7th September 1908

Aberdeen A at Dundee.

Owing to the possibility of the Second XI cup tie being played at Pittodrie before October, it was decided to play off their tie on Saturday instead of the Northern League fixture as originally arranged. The A's had to depart minus two men, who were sent on with a later train. With such a mix-up it was hardly expected they would win against the cupholders, who were specially trained for the occasion. The game was a poor one, and on play Dundee deserved their victory by 2-1. Until well on in the second half, the Aberdeen forwards never got settled into anything like decent form, Towns being the marksman.

Source: Bon-Accord, 10th September 1908

Dundee A Teamsheet
Philip; J. Chaplin, Oswald; Mair, Gowans, Cooper; Flood, Sim, Hall, Dailly, McCann
Venue: Dens Park, Dundee
Referee: Mr J. Cross, Renfrew