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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Lochgelly United

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 Lochgelly United

Northern League
Aberdeen scorers: Unknown, Jaffray, Caie.

06/05/1905 | KO: 15:30

There was a very poor turnout of spectators at Pittodrie when the A's lined up in opposition to Lochgelly United in a northern league contest. Mr. John Davidson, Arbroath, had charge of the game, and the teams were:-
Aberdeen A: Barrett; Willox, Brebner; Low, Thompson, Robertson; Knowles, Hilton, Hamilton, Caie, Jaffrey.
Lochgelly United: W. Bain; Macdonald, Splitt; Ramsey, MacArthur, Craigie; green, L. walker, Douglas, Wood, G. Macdonald.

The initial stages of the game saw Aberdeen A well into foreign territory and peppering away at Bain's charge. The Miners had to work hard to effect temporary relief, all attempts to break away being promptly stopped by the A's. The strangers seemed to be bewildered at the tricky passing work by the Aberdeen team, and a well-organized piece of combination by the home front rank brought out the first goal of the match ten minutes from the start. The local men continued to monopolize the game, and although the heavy team from the south succeeded in getting into the Aberdeen division it was rarely that Barrett encountered any difficulty in disposing of their final shots, most of which went wide of the mark. The game did not improve any when a heavy rain began to fall, but the Aberdeen succeeded in notching a second point before the interval, Jaffrey having the honour, thanks to a neat cross from the centre.

Aberdeen crossed over with the two goal lead, but they at once made it apparent that they were not to rest content with this, and they had once besieged the Lochgelly citadel. For a time the defence prevailed, but the continued pressure was bound to bring its own reward. Bain returned again and again, when Caie caught a week rebound and banged the leather home. With such a lead, the position of the A's was assured, and the struggle of the United forwards to get at close quarters with Barrett were abortive. Twowards the finish some feeling began to creep into the game, and little tiffs were constantly occurring. Willox seemed to have his ire roused, and later on Jaffrey caused a laugh when he put up his fists to a big miner in the visitors' forward line. Happily, however, matters did not assume a more serious aspect, and when the whistle sounded a cessation, Aberdeen left the field still maintaining their lead. The drawings amounted to £25.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 8th May 1905

Lochgelly United Teamsheet
W. Bain; Macdonald, Splitt; Ramsey, MacArthur, Craigie; green, L. walker, Douglas, Wood, G. Macdonald
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. John Davidson, Arbroath
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