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Aberdeen 4 - 2 St. Johnstone

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 St. Johnstone

Fleming Charity Shield
Aberdeen scorers: Scorgie, Main, Walker, Brown.

02/05/1914 | KO:

The crowd that turned up at Pittodrie on Saturday to see Aberdeen and St Johnstone, Perth, play for the Fleming charity cup saw little to enthuse over. Regarded as a good representative Second League side, the Saints, who had just won the Scottish Consolation Cup, did not impress. A very poor exhibition of forward play was given. The Perth attack was clearly over-matched from start to finish, and the home five were simply wretched when it came to finishing. The best part of the Saints' side was the rearguard - Blackwood, in goal, and Lindsay and Leishman, at back. The custodian was very smart and reliable. The ex-First League men in front of him made few mistakes and under what was at times very severe pressure, but tackling well and clearing soundly. On the other side Colman was the outstanding figure. The halves mastered the opposition. Scorgie and W. Wylie were probably the pick of the forward line that on the run of the play and the number of opportunities given it ought to have scored twice the number of goals it did. Brown, tried a long side W. Wylie, did fairly well. Stirling, and you goalkeeper, could scarcely be charged. Scorgie scored the only goal in the first half. After A. Comrie had equalised, Main, with his one bright spurt for the afternoon, gave the locals the lead, and then Walker scored with a terrific shot. Macpherson accounted for the Saints, and before the close Brown had another for Aberdeen.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 4th May 1914

St. Johnstone Teamsheet
Blackwood; Leishman, Lindsay; Gardiner, D/ Comrie, Williamson; Laird, Macpherson, A. Comrie, McWalter, Brown
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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