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Wisla Krakow 1 - 9 Aberdeen

HT Score: Wisla Krakow 0 - 3 Aberdeen

Tour of Bohemia Moravia and Galicia
Aberdeen scorers: Hume, Main, Main, Hume, Main, Hume, Main, Hume, Hume.

20/05/1911 | KO: 17:30

Record Goalscoring

The Aberdeen Football Club team, continuing their tour of the Continent, visited Krakow, the city of Austrian Galicia, and played teams representing the Wisla Krakow Football Club, whom they defeated yesterday by no fewer than 9 goals to 1, and today they were again the victors by 8 goals to 1.
The Wisla ground, although not so up-to-date as those of the First League clubs of this country, is considered a very neat enclosure, and suitable for the needs of the club. Yesterday and today, however, the accommodation was far too limited. Even in far post Rea the accomplishments of the Aberdeen team are no well-known. Long before the games started the enclosure was crowded with enthusiastic spectators. The population of the city is about 100,000, and the young men and women of the place turned out in their thousands to see the "Dons," whose fame had preceded them. Krakow is a university town, with over 1000 students, and the majority of these were present at the matches.

The Aberdeen players arrived in Krakow late on Friday evening, and on coming off the train there were accorded the most enthusiastic reception. After a good night's rest, the Scottish League runners-up stepped on the field for their first game in Krakow in first-rate form, and their appearance on the pitch was the signal for a prolonged at outburst of cheering. The game was started amidst intense excitement. The conditions were ideal for a fast game, and certainly the spectators were treated to one of the fastest games they had ever seen. The heat was not so intense as that experienced by Aberdeen had previous matches on the Continent. Krakow to 672 feet above sea level, and the refreshing breeze prevailed. Under such favourable conditions the Aberdonians gave a polished exhibition. The spectators were most generous in their applause for the superior form of the visitors. Hume lead the van in dashing style. Right away from the start Aberdeen took the game in hand, and in the first 5 minutes Hume, after tricky play, sent in a shot which the goalkeeper could not negotiate. He followed this up with another, and then Main secured a third. Maintaining their superiority, Aberdeen crossed over at half-time with a comfortable lead.

The second half was not so strenuous. The Wisla players had taken too much out of themselves during the first period, and Aberdeen had practically a walkover. Hume and Maine between them rattled on goal after goal until the total student nine. Realizing that the spectators would like to see their team score at least a goal, the dons took matters easy, and along-look-four goal by the local team was scored amidst much enthusiasm.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 22nd May 1911

There being no regular Saturday half-holiday in Poland, the match was timed to start at 5:00 P.M. Unfortunately at that time the weather broke down, and rain was falling heavily. The Aberdeen team was exactly as in the second match at Prague, and was as follows:-

King; Colman, Hannah; Davidson, Millar, Low; Soye, McIntosh, Hume, Maine, Lennie.
There Wisla team was the following:-
Wolski I; Wolski II, Luska; Franto, Adamski, Lewy; Ludwik, Mis, Apurski, Andre, Brozek.

At the request of the Wisla official's, we desired very much that one of the visiting party should referee, to show the young referees in Krakow how to act, Mr. Philip was asked to officiate. The game ended - Aberdeen, 9 goals; Wisla, 1. The scoring of 10 goals was looked upon by the spectators as great value for their money. The game, if it had ended with no goals scored, would have been of no value at all. The more goals the better the game.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 25th May 1911

Thanks to for the picture.
Wisla Krakow Teamsheet
Franciszek Bro¿ek; Andre (Andrzej Bujak), Wilhelm Cepurski; Mi? (Konrad Dynowski), Ludwik Stolarski, Lewy (W³adys³aw Polaczek?), Stanis³aw Adamski, Franto (Artur Olejak?), Bruno Luska, Wolski II (Tadeusz Rutkowski), Wolski I (Witold Rutkowski)
Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Colman, Hannah, Davidson, Millar, Low, Soye, McIntosh, Hume, Main, Lennie.
Venue: ,
Referee: Mr. J. Philip, Aberdeen
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