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Aberdeen 0 - 1 Dundee

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Dundee

Dundee scorers: Murray 60.

05/05/1919 | KO: 14:30

There were fully 8000 spectators at the return inter-city match at Pittodrie yesterday in which Aberdeen were beaten by Dundee by the only goal of the game. Play in the first half was fast and exciting, the goals being visited in turn, but in the second. The pace was not maintained, and for the greater part of the game developed into a defensive struggle in which Dundee were superior.

Game Described

The opening exchanges favoured Dundee, Murray narrowly missing with a head effort, and the visiting centre-forward shot wide when well-placed. After the home keeper had cleared from R. Macdonald and Paterson, the visitors goal had a narrow escape when the right back completely missed his kick, but the goalkeeper run out and cleared. Following upon this Connon caught a cross from the left wing, and Watson in saving knocked the ball against the crossbar, but recovered and cleared with a crowd of opponents around him. The Aberdeen left wing was a source of worry to the visitors, and the Dundee custodian had to run out and come to the rescue when his backs were beaten. Subsequent play rolled from end to end. King saved finely from D. Macdonald. Clever combination by Walker and Connon was nullified by Walker shooting behind. The visiting forwards, nicely supplied by their half-backs, were prominent with clever and fast footwork, the specially Philip and Paterson, but the home defence, playing a spoiling game, gave them few opportunities for shooting. Watson, on the home left, sent over a perfect cross, but Sinclair just failed to catch on. There were a series of scrimmages in front of the Dundee goal, but Thompson cleared finely. After a run from midfield Paterson shot over for Dundee, and at the other end Connon whipped in from point-blank range, but Watson saved. At the expense of a corner King effected a wonderful save from Philip after the home defence had been riddled. Then the visitors' goalkeeper was in difficulties. Running out to clear a centre from Watson, he was pushed over the line, but nothing accrued from the corner kick. Just on the interval the home left winger dropped in a lovely shot on the run, but this was saved at the expense of a corner.

Dundee Score

The Aberdeen goal was in danger on the resumption, Paterson getting clean through the defence, but King ran out and caused him to shoot behind. The Dundee center-forward again shot wide from a pass by Philip. At this stage the plate favored Dundee, and Murray shot weekly from good position. Duffus essayed a long shot at the other end, and then D. Macdonald got off on the Dundee left, and, beating Hannah, who appealed for offside, passed to Murray, and that player, beating King in the race for possession, scored a simple goal after 60 minutes' play. After a period of uninteresting midfield exchanges, Philip had the home goal in danger, but his shooting was badly directed, and in scrimmages Hannah twice blocked shots that looked like finding the net. Fifteen minutes from the close, McRobbie, the Aberdeen left back, twisted his knee, and eventually had to retire from the contest, Aberdeen playing the one-back game. Bisset, the Dundee right back, was also injured, but was able to continue. Aberdeen made a determined effort to get level and a prolonged scrimmage in front of the visitors' goal resulted in Sinclair shooting behind.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 6th May 1919

Rain Affects Tramcar Traffic

.... There was heavy traffic to the Aberdeen v Dundee football match, which attracted a crowd of about 8000. The unfavorable weather conditions were all to the benefit of the indoor entertainments, on which there was a big run, the theatres and cinema and concert halls being crowded to the doors. The Castlegate accommodated a number of stall-holders, who did quite a good business.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 6th May 1919

Dundee Teamsheet
Watson, J.Bisset, David Thomson, Roy McDonald, Wilson, Jack Stirling, Alexander Troup, Philip, Paterson, Frank Murray, D.McDonald.
Attendance: 8,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Peter Craigmyle, Aberdeen