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Aberdeen 6 - 1 Fraserburgh Thistle

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 1 Fraserburgh Thistle

Aberdeenshire Cup Third Round
Aberdeen scorers: Ritchie, McConnachie, Towns, Dalgarno, Dalgarno, Dalgarno.
Fraserburgh Thistle scorers: Gibb 5

23/01/1909 | KO: 14:45

These teams met at Pittodrie Park on Saturday afternoon before a small attendants of spectators. Teams:-

Aberdeen A: McPherson; Hannah, Macfarlane; McConnachie, JJ Simpson, Roberts; Hay, Towns, Dalgarno, Ritchie, Edgar.
Fraserburgh Thistle: Noble; Thomson, Fraser; Murdoch, Smith, Tait; Burnett, Buchan, Nicol, McNab, Gibb.
Referee - Mister P. Gillespie, Aberdeen.

The thistle were aggressive at the start, and McPherson had early to be on the alert. A combined rush by the forwards ended in Gibb opening the scoring for the Thistle with a hard shot. After this reverse the homesters forced the pace, but Thomson, Fraser, and Noble put up a resolute defence. After 20 minutes' play, from a cross by Hay, Ritchie equalised from close in. Aberdeen again took up the running, and Noble brought off many clever saves. Dick, who was easily the best of the visiting forwards, tried McPherson with a great shot. At the other end McConnachie, following up an Aberdeen attack, put his side on the lead. Aberdeen pressed till the interval.

Aberdeen again pressed on resuming, and Towns headed through after 5 minutes. Desultory play followed for a time. At length the Thistle backs began to get flurry, and Noble brought off some magnificent saving. More goals were in store for Aberdeen, Dalgarno adding another from close quarters. After a minute the same player again piloted the ball into the net with his head. Aberdeen had now are all the play, and near the close Dalgarno added a sixth point.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 25th January 1909

The Aberdeenshire Cup.

Fraserburgh Thistle created a bit of a sensation by the way in which they got going at Pittodrie on Saturday. They opened the score inside five minutes, and were making rings round the home team for a while. Superior training, however, told its tale, for after twenty minutes interesting play, there was only one team in it, and that not the Thistle. The A's began to know where the goal lay, and the goalkeeper was lucky in several of his saves before he was beaten by Ritchie. Then MacConnachie added a second before half-time. In the Second period, the Thistle got almost obscured from the picture, while at regular intervals Aberdeen scored till their total reached 6. Dalgarno and Ritchie were the best forwards, Macconachie the best half, and Hannah the better at back, and Macpherson was good in goal. The Thistle were best served by their outside men in the front line, but they all require to be able to stand the pace longer.

Source: Bon-Accord, 28th January

Fraserburgh Thistle Teamsheet
Noble; Thomson, Fraser; Murdoch, Smith, Tait; Burnett, Buchan, Nicol, McNab, Gibb
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr P. Gillespie, Aberdeen
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