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Buckie Thistle 3 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Buckie Thistle 2 - 0 Aberdeen

Buckie Thistle scorers: John Reid, A. Shand, A. Shand
Aberdeen scorers: Hay, King.

03/04/1909 | KO:

A friendly match was played in the Victoria Park, Buckie, on Saturday between these teams before a large attendance. The Thistle played downhill the first half, with the strong wind at their back. Play was largely confined to the visitors' territory, but three times the Aberdeen men had a run up two wards the Buckie goal. When none of the occasions, however, were the dangerous. A couple of goals were got by the Thistle in the first half, the scorer's being John Reid and A. Shand.

Up on changing ends, there was a general feeling that the Thistle had not a big enough margin for the wind. Aberdeen were early on the move, and sent in several hot shots, which, however, were saved by Davidson in goal. Buckie at length had a run up the field in the teeth of the wind, and looked dangerous, but the ball went past. From the goal-kick, which went sailing nearly the length of the pitch, Hay opened the scoring for Aberdeen. The kit now opened up the game more freely, their forward line and supports playing rarely. They frequently invaded Aberdeen ground. From a return, King landed the ball in the net, and Aberdeen drew level. From close work on Thistle ground the forwards of length got away, and A. Shand, to the surprise of everyone, carried the ball on his own for all the way to the Aberdeen goal, and deftly parted in amid great cheering. This was by far and away the finest goal of the match, and was the only points scored against the wind and he'll by either team. One a few minutes afterwards the whistle blew, leaving Buckie Thistle victors by three goals to two.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 5th April 1909

Buckie Thistle Teamsheet
Venue: Victoria Park, Buckie