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Inverurie Loco Works 0 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Inverurie Loco Works 0 - 0 Aberdeen

Benefit Match
Benefit Match For New Infirmary
Aberdeen scorers: Brown 51, Scott 61.

24/08/1936 | KO:

Inverurie Locos Plucky Fight

Beaten, But By No Means Disgraced


Inverurie Loco Works, Aberdeen and District Junior League champions, put up a plucky fight against the Aberdeen reserves at Harlaw Park, Inverurie, last night, and although beaten, they were far from disgraced.

The match, which was in aid of Inverurie Town Council's effort on behalf of the Aberdeen Lord Provost's new Infirmary fund, attracted an attendance of over 1000, and gate drawings were £25. Mr Fowler, Boyndes, Inverurie, gave a donation of £5.

Even First Half

The juniors held their own during the first half, but the superior training of the Aberdeen reserves asserted itself after the interval.
Either team might have taken the lead in the first period, when both allowed chances to slip. Crichton saved brilliantly from Lang, and Scott missed a chance from a slip from the left winger
Taylor, too, might have given the Young Dons the lead when the keeper rushed from his charge in an effort to retrieve a mistake by McCrae.
Aberdeen "A" were awarded a penalty early in the second half when Taylor was brought down in the area, but the player himself failed to convert the spot kick.
With six minutes gone Brown gave the Young Dons the lead with a fine drive from twenty-five yards' range.
In sixteen minutes Crichton made a splendid full-length save from Lang, but before he could recover Scott had the ball in the net.
Subsequently the Aberdeen men held the advantage, although Locos made several determined bids to open their account.

Locos' Sound Defence

Newton and Gavin were outstanding in the Aberdeen defence, while Devine played a fine, forcing game. The attack was a trifle lacking in cohesion, and none of the quintette was outstanding.
Crichton was a splendid 'keeper for Loco Works, and McCrae an excellent defender. Young, Ross and McDonald, the half-back line, all played well, while in attack none did better than Anderson and Grant.

Matt Armstrong, the Aberdeen centre-forward, was referee.

At the conclusion of the game Baillie Hyde, Inverurie, thanked the Aberdeen players and officials, and Mr W. D. Hay, of the Aberdeen board, replied.

Source: Press & Journal, 25th August 1936

Inverurie Loco Works Teamsheet
Crichton; McCrae, Law; Young, Ross, McDonald; Whyte, Grant, Anderson, Daun, Smith
Attendance: 1,000
Venue: Harlaw Park, Inverurie
Referee: Matt Armstrong, Aberdeen
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