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Aberdeen 3 - 1 Fraserburgh

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 1 Fraserburgh

Highland League
Aberdeen scorers: Forbes, Forbes, Yorston.
Fraserburgh scorers: Waddell

22/04/1925 | KO: 18:30

Aberdeen 'A' As Highland League Champions

With a 3-1 victory over Fraserburgh at Pittodrie last night, Aberdeen "A" have won the Highland League championship. Play was marred by rain, which fell throughout the game, and was very scrappy. Most of the clever combined play came from the visitors, who gave a smart display in the first half. Their finishing, however, was poor. In the first few minutes, Edwards hit the inside of the upright from the touch line, and Forbes put the ball into the net. The referee, however, granted a free kick on the goal line. Aberdeen did the bulk of the aggressive work, but Mowatt and Foote were sound defenders. When Fraserburgh did get going, there was cohesion about their movements that the Aberdeen forwards lacked. During one of their attacks, Cunningham carried the ball too far, and a free kick was granted Fraserburgh within the penalty box. Waddell took the kick, and sent in a soft shot, which was deflected past Cunningham into the net. At half-time, Fraserburgh, led one goal to nil.
On resuming Aberdeen again took up the attack, and the Fraserburgh defence had a busy time. Nevertheless, they stood the test well. After a quarter of an hour, Anderson failed to gather a shot from Paton properly, and Forbes ran in and slipped the ball into the net. The custodian had nothing else deadly to deal with until a splendid first-timer from Forbes found the net. Several times Samuel and Turner got away, but their shooting was weak and off the mark. Fraserburgh were granted a penalty for the rough usage of Turner, but Waddell struck the post with the kick, and, after a scramble in the goalmouth, the ball was got away. A minute or two later Aberdeen were given a penalty for the goalkeeper's rough tackling of Forbes. The centre-forward took the kick, but hit the cross-bar. Ten minutes from the close Yorston scored a lovely goal through a crowd of players.
Aberdeen were well served in the rear, and Dick and McDonald gave a good display in the middle line. Forward, they were unbalanced, and had Forbes received better support, would have had a larger bag.
Possessing two sound backs, Fraserburgh had a fine constructive half-line, and Samuel and the wingers were speedy forwards. The pace told against them in the end.

Source: Press & Journal, 21st April 1925

Fraserburgh Teamsheet
Anderson; Mowatt, Foote; Scott, Waddell, Bruce; Crawford, Anderson, Samuel, Sim, Turner
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: C. D. Bissett, Aberdeen
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