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Aberdeen 2 - 0 Falkirk

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 Falkirk

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Merrie, Merrie.

16/02/1929 | KO: 15:00

Pittodrie Reserves Keep On Winning

The crowd of about four thousand which saw Aberdeen A collect two Alliance League points from Falkirk A at Pittodrie got a few laughs but very few thrills. Scoring two goals in the first half, both of them through Merrie, the Dons were never stretched and as a result the game moved at a rather sedate pace almost the whole time.
There were several contributory factors. The pitch, after being swept, was not in a very good state, being hard as iron under the snow, and footing therefore, was dangerous. Again snow fell during most of the match, making conditions uncomfortable for both players and spectators. The snow off the ground was piled up round the touchline, and several players took nose-dives into it.
With a good breeze at their back in the first period, the home eleven counted twice and could have got more. McKenzie put across some nice passes, and Merrie made the most of only two of them. The second period showed a change. The Aberdeen team did not exert themselves unduly, and the "Bairns" came more into the picture. Their ball control was remarkably good in the circumstances, and was reflected in their combination, but the forwards failed at goalmouth.
The home defence was in good form. Blackwell dealt confidently with the shots which came his way, and the backs were reliable. Falloon was outstanding among the halves, while Polland and Merrie more than pulled their weight. The Falkirk defence played a sterling game throughout, and Mackrell, the left-back was perhaps the best man on the field. Wyness, whom the visitors included in their attack only at the last moment, was a dangerous winger.

Source: Press & Journal, 18th February 1929

Falkirk Teamsheet
Lindsay; Scobbie, Mackrell; Douglas, Coventry, Hutchinson; Howieson, Jordan, Houston, Martin, Wyness
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: W. Milne, Forfar
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