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Aberdeen 5 - 2 Aberdeen University

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 1 Aberdeen University

Aberdeen and District League
Aberdeen scorers: Moir, Mackie, Middleton, Moir, Moir.
Aberdeen University scorers: A. J. T. Wiseman, G. Ross

18/03/1922 | KO: 15:00

Good Pittodrie Fare

Although beaten by 5 goals to 2 in their Aberdeen and District League game with Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday, the University players were by no means so inferior as the score would indicate. In fact, they held their own with their more experienced opponents until well on in the second half, and at least three of the Aberdeen team's goals should have been saved by Mulligan. In the first half the students, by a fine swinging game and nippy individual work, were easily the superior combination, and it was their due when C. Ross neatly beat Geo. Anderson who made his reappearance in the home goal after a lengthy absence through illness. The University halves played a good spoiling game, and ably backed up the men in front, with the result that the Aberdeen goal was often in danger. Moir, the "Dons" new centre from Mugiemoss, was the centre of attraction, and his deft touches soon showed that Manager Philip has made a capture in this sturdy young player. He got the equaliser close on half-time through Mulligan misjudging the flight of a cross by Middleton, the centre carrying the ball with him into the net.

Aberdeen came more into the running in the second half, and were soon well on the lead through Middleton, and Moir, although the right-winger's goal was got by a shot which was intended for a cross, and which should never have beaten Mulligan. Alexander and Stalker were the stars for the University in this half, and they were the moving spirits in the many dangerous raids executed by the students. The stalwart University centre beat Anderson with a neat header off a corner, but the issue was finally settled by Moir getting the "hat trick" with a terrific drive, which gave Mulligan no chance. Despite desperate efforts by Stalker and Alexander, the students had to retire rather unluckily beaten.

New Players' Success.

For-the winners Anderson was sound without being brilliant, and Grosert was the better back, although Stalker on several occasions had the hardy amateur "guessing." S. Paterson (Agyle), whose style resembles "Vic" Milnes', was a tower of strength in the half line, although Watt was little behind him in constructive work, particularly in the first half. N. Paterson also paid his way. In the front rank Moir impressed with his quick gathering of the ball, and accurate first-time shooting, and his "hat-trick" showed that he does not let any likely chances slip.
For the students Mulligan was weak in goal, especially with high shots; Wiseman was the better back, Dugan being inclined to miskick on occasion. All the halves were good, with Wiseman perhaps the most, outstanding. In the front rank Stalker was the "star" man, his frequent bouts with Grosert, in which the University man was not the worse of the argument, being the tit-bits of the match. Alexander was also in dazzling form on the left, and was unlucky not to see some of his crosses converted. E. Ross was also often in the limelight, but Arthur and J. Ross did not impress. About 6000 spectators witnessed the match.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal 19th March 1922

Aberdeen University Teamsheet
H. W. Mulligan; W. Wiseman, Dr D. P. Dugan; C. P. Murray, A. J. T. Wiseman, G. Ross, A. Stalker, J. Ross, J. H. Arthur, C. Forbes, F. P. W. Alexander
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Alfred Pennie, Huntly
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