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Aberdeen 1 - 1 Aberdeen Junior Association Select

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Aberdeen Junior Association Select

Aberdeen scorers: Towns.

24/08/1910 | KO:

Teams representing Aberdeen A and picked eleven of juniors met at Pittodrie last night in a friendly game before a fair number of spectators. The wet weather kept back a good many people who might otherwise have been present. In the Aberdeen team, Fyfe, a former Edinburgh player, was at right half, while at centre forward, Bridges, the Aberdeenshire Cricket Club professional, got a trial. The teams were:-

Aberdeen A: Greig; Hannah, Harper; Fyfe, Watson, Robertson; Gordon, Towns, Bridges, Edgar, Bert Murray.
Junior Select: Johnstone (Glenlivet) Middleton Muggiemoss), Kirkton (Parkvale); Stronach (Parkvale), Paxton (Muggiemoss); Barrie (Muggiemoss), Tough (Muggiemoss), Ewart (Parkvale, capt.), Fraser (Hawthorn), Gray (Muggiemoss), Scorgie (Shamrock).

The pitch was in a slippery state, and the ball was not easily controlled. The game was not taken seriously by either club, although the juniors played the more dashing game. The A team took matters easily, several of the players having been engaged playing in a cricket match during the day. The select 11, however, showed a good conception of the game, and it required all the vigilance of Greig and company to repel the onrushes of the visiting forwards, and frequently the height and weight of the Pittodrie team saved them. It was only nearing half-time that the juniors had to acknowledge the loss of a goal, which was well taken by Towns.

In the second portion, part of which was played in semi-darkness, the juniors managed to get the ball past Greig, thus equalizing the scores, which, till the finish, remained - Aberdeen 1, Junior Select 1.

Greig had as much work, and even more, to do than Johnstone. The backs and halves were fair, and the same remark can be applied to the forwards, who badly lacked a leader. The outside right to the junior team - Tough - was the most prominent lad on his side, one and was a source of constant trouble to Harper. He was well supported by Ewart and Fraser. At half, the centre and left-half were good, and the backs and custodian very safe.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 25th August 1910

Aberdeen Junior Association Select Teamsheet
Johnstone (Glenlivet) Middleton Muggiemoss), Kirkton (Parkvale); Stronach (Parkvale), Paxton (Muggiemoss); Barrie (Muggiemoss), Tough (Muggiemoss), Ewart (Parkvale, capt.), Fraser (Hawthorn), Gray (Muggiemoss), Scorgie (Shamrock)
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Next Match
27 Apr 2024 / 15:00 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen