A friendly football much was played at Pittodrie yesterday between teams representing the Aberdeen Football Club and the East End, a local junior club. The teams were:-
Aberdeen: Macfarlane; Boyle, Young; W. Low, Strang, Morgan; Ward, James Robertson, McKinley, Lawrie, Edgar.
East End: King; Catto, Brown; Russell, Ross, P. Russell; Andrews, Lawson, Ritchie, Sim, McGungle.
The Aberdeen players were not dressed in their customer a black and gold jerseys, and took the field arrayed in an assorted set of jerseys to distinguish them from their opponents, whose colours were black and gold. Aberdeen immediately pressed, and King had a hot time for a few minutes, but Catto and Brown relieved the pressure. Andrews, with a good shot, beat Macfarlane, and opened the scoring for the East End. McKinley got the ball, but was too slow, and was forced to pass to Lawrie, who put it behind. Aberdeen continued to press, and forced a corner. The kick was muddled, and the ball was afterwards sent over the bar. At this stage, Edgar's knee gave way, but he recovered after attention from the trainer. Ward was playing a fine game for Aberdeen. After Aberdeen had assailed the East End citadel for some time, Lawrie scored from a beautiful pass from Ward. The East End retaliated, I and, crossing to Aberdeen territory, forced a corner, which, however, came to nothing. McKinley shot from an offside position, and King saved well. Aberdeen would have scored repeatedly but for the saving of the East End goalkeeper.
Aberdeen pressed on resuming, and, after a spell of midfield play, Ward scored with an unsavable shot. Edgar's knees could not stand the strain, and he had to retire. Aberdeen pressed to the left wing, and after Lawrie had swung a rare pass across the field, Ward blocked it, and cleverly beat King. East End wakened up considerably, and by means of clever combination, reached Macfarlane, who had no difficulty in dealing with their shots. Aberdeen were not having it all their own way, and Boyle had to kick back to Macfarlane to clear. A few minutes later McKinley increased Aberdeen's score. Aberdeen monopolised the play after this, and played East End to a standstill.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 14th March 1907