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Partick Thistle 1 - 0 Aberdeen

HT Score: Partick Thistle 1 - 0 Aberdeen

Div 1 (Old)
Partick Thistle scorers: Lambie

29/03/1924 | KO:

ABERDEEN CONCEDE THE ONLY GOAL. DRAB GAME AT FIRHILL.

Partick Thistle gave another capital display at Firhill Park, Glasgow, in their game against Aberdeen, and fully deserved their victory. Lambie scored the only goal of the game two minutes after the start following a corner kick, and after that the Thistle were much ahead of their opponents. Their forwards were lively, Ness in particular, giving the Aberdeen defence a hot time, but Hutton and Forsyth were at the top of their form and gave little away. A raid by the Aberdeen forwards gave Sutherland a grand chance, but the centre shot badly, with only Ramsay to beat. Aberdeen did better after the interval, but the forwards lacked combination, and were easily held by the Thistle half-backs. In the later stages play became scrappy and uninteresting. Lambie, McMullen, Ness, and Kinloch were outstanding for the Thistle, and Hutton, Forsyth, and Miller were best for Aberdeen. The attendance was about 8000.

Source: The Scotsman, 31st March 1924

A goal surrendered less than two minutes from the start cost Aberdeen the points at Firhill in their tussle with Partick Thistle. There was an element of fluke about the goal. Ness placed a corner kick for Lambie to head towards goal. The ball looked as if would go past when it struck Groves on the head and was deflected into the net. In the first half the exchanges generally favoured Partick Thistle, but they could not again get the better of the Aberdeen defence. Blackwell made brilliant saves from McMullan, Hair, Groves, and Donald. Aberdeen were not often dangerous, but they had the easiest chance of scoring in the period. K. Sutherland hustled through between the backs, but with only Ramsay to beat he shot weakly into the keeper's hands.
In the second half Aberdeen had slightly the better of the exchanges, but their finishing was weak. Miller and Thomson showed good form on the left wing, and Miller shot well on several occasions.

FORM PLAYERS.

Blackwell had not a great deal to do in the Aberdeen goal, nevertheless he accomplished some good saving. Hutton and Forsyth were two splendid backs, especially Forsyth, whose brilliant tackling was a feature of the game. MacLachlan was the best of the Aberdeen half-back line, but Dick and Armstrong both played well There was little cohesion in the attack, although in the later stages Miller and Thomson struck up a fine partnership on the left wing. K. Sutherland was a robust centre forward, who would have been a success had he been able to shoot. Grant found McMullan too stiff a hurdle to negotiate, and Moir did not get enough of the ball,
On the Thistle side, Ramsay was a reliable custodian. He was accidentally kicked on the head, and was off for some time in the second half. Wilson was the better back, and McMullan easily the best half. In the attack, Groves, Hair, and Kinloch were best. Attendance, 8000. .

Source: Press & Journal, 31st March 1924

Partick Thistle Teamsheet
Ramsay; O'Hare, Wilson; Chatton, Lambie, McMullan; Ness, Kinloch, Donald, Groves, Hair
Attendance: 8,000
Venue: Firhill, Glasgow
Referee: A. Allan, Glasgow