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Fraserburgh 0 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: Fraserburgh 0 - 1 Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire Cup Second Round
Aberdeen scorers: Grant.

20/12/1924 | KO:

Aberdeen 'A' Beat Fraserburgh

By the only goal of a gruelling game at Bellslea Park. Aberdeen "A" ousted Fraserburgh in the second round of the Aberdeenshire Cup competition. It was a hard game until near the end of the first half. Both sides strove strenuously for an opening, but the defence of both teams was difficult to circumvent. At length, Grant, who had been shaping well, got the ball about 12 yards out, and, with a "first-timer," flashed the ball past Anderson. It was a beautifully-taken goal of the unsaveable description. There was no further scoring, and, although the pace continued fast in the second half, from a spectator's point of view the game was not so interesting as it had previously been, due to the fact that the visitors were content with their lead, and kept banging the ball into touch when their opponents became aggressive - not that Fraserburgh ever looked like equalising. The forwards were too prone to part with the ball before coming to close quarters, thus depriving them of any chance of scoring.
The defence of both sides was very good, neither custodian having to handle very often in the second half. For the winners, Cunningham was safe in goal; both backs put up a sturdy defence, and the half-line worked hard. The forwards did not impress, Grant being the pick of the line. For Fraserburgh, Anderson played with confidence, and was not responsible for the one shot that eluded his grasp. Mowatt and Bain had plenty to do, and were seldom found wanting. McKay, the centre-half, was simply great; but the forward line lacked punch and enterprise, and were over-shadowed by what was against them.

Source: Press & Journal, 22nd December 1924

Fraserburgh Teamsheet
Anderson; Mowat, A. Bain; Scott, McKay, Bruce; Ironside, Hutchinson, Samuel, Sim, Turner
Venue: Bellslea Park, Fraserburgh
Referee: J. H. Russell, Aberdeen
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