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Aberdeen 4 - 1 Aberdeen University

HT Score: Aberdeen 3 - 1 Aberdeen University

Benefit Match
Aberdeen scorers: Gault, O'Hagan, O'Hagan, Gault.
Aberdeen University scorers: Galloway

06/03/1907 | KO: 15:45

For the Walker Fund and Aberdeen Unemployed Fund

In order to assist the fund which has been instituted by Leith Athletic Club on behalf of the widowed mother of William Walker, who was long a member of the team, Aberdeen yesterday played a friendly game with the University eleven at Pittodrie. The game ended in a win for Aberdeen by four goals to one. The drawings amounted to £9 5s.

Source: The Scotsman, 7th March 1907

A charity football match in aid of the Walker Fund (for the widowed mother of the late William Walker, of Leith Athletic), and the Aberdeen Unemployed Fund, was played at Pittodrie yesterday afternoon between teams representing the Aberdeen Football Club and the Aberdeen University. There was a fair attendance when the teams lined up as follows under the charge of Mr. A Watt, Aberdeen.

Aberdeen: Herd; Urquhart, Boyle; Low, Strang, Low; Macdonald, Simpson, Gault, O'Hagan, Edgar.
University: Paterson; Hannah, W. Smith; Gordon, McLeod, Ross; McEachran, McKenzie, E. Smith, Bruce, Galloway.

University won the toss, and immediately became aggressive, Herd saving a difficult shot from the centre forward. After a spell of even play, Gault showed to find advantage, Aberdeen took the lead. Simpson on Macdonald worked well together, and after a fine run of more than half the field, Macdonald sent over the capital cross, which Gault headed in. A few minutes later O'Hagan, after a fine dribbling bout, scored for Aberdeen with a long, fast shot. The University men were presented with several good openings, but weak shooting spoiled their efforts. Plate was very interesting, Aberdeen giving a splendid passing exhibition. Towards the end of the first period the players put more life into the game, the University forwards showing splendid form. Aberdeen's goal was hotly attacked from all sides, and eventually Galloway scored. After this reverse, Aberdeen attacked, and about 2 minutes from the interval, O'Hagan scored for his side.

On resuming, Aberdeen attacked, and after 10 minutes' exciting play in front of Paterson, Gault scored from a neat pass by O'Hagan. The 'Varsity played up well after this, but the Aberdeen defence or send. Herd had several stiff shots to negotiate.

The gate, including stands, realised £9 5s.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 7th March 1907

Aberdeen Teamsheet
Herd, Urquhart, Boyle, Low, Strang, Low, McDonald, Simpson, Gault, O'Hagan, Edgar.
Aberdeen University Teamsheet
Paterson; Hannah, W. Smith; Gordon, McLeod, Ross; McEachran, McKenzie, E. Smith, Bruce, Galloway
Attendance: 350
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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