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Fraserburgh Hearts 1 - 8 Aberdeen

HT Score: Fraserburgh Hearts 0 - 5 Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire Cup Second Round
Fraserburgh Hearts scorers: Taylor
Aberdeen scorers: Hilton, Simpson, Hilton, Hilton, Lawrie, Lawrie, Robertson.

24/11/1906 | KO:

Aberdeen's second string journeyed to Fraserburgh on Saturday to meet the Hearts they are in the second round of the county cup. The teams were:-

Hearts: Gavin; Gray, Watt; Fender, Thain, Colvin; J. Burnett, Buchan, Taylor, McLean, G. Burnett.
Aberdeen A: Hird; Urquhart, Brebner; S. Davidson, J. J. Simpson, James Robertson; John Robertson, Hilton, Lawrie, R. Simpson, McKenzie.
Referee - Mr. A. Watt, Aberdeen.

The Aberdeen men got into their stride right away, and were soon down upon Gavin, though a relieving punt from Watt let the Hearts' left wing away, but only to be stopped by Urquhart. In a melee in front of the home goal the Hearts' right back, Gray, was unlucky to head the ball past Gavin. From the kick-off Hilton made tracks for goal, and scored No. 2, with a fine shot. Gavin at this point was making some fine saves, and from a throw-out of his G. Burnett got away and forced a corner, which proved fruitless. R. Simpson scored No. 3 twenty minutes from the start, while Hilton also scored after a fine run half the length of the pitch. The same player was soon in evidence again, and had no difficulty in beating Gavin with a long shot.

The second half started with a sharp run by the Hearts' left wing, which, however, came to nothing. Watt returned a goal kick, and Taylor, fastening on the ball, scored a very fine goal. This reverse seemed to stir up the black-and-gold brigade, and they again took up the running, and were soon round the Hearts' goal, where Lawrie scored No. 6. Lawrie was again in evidence and with perhaps the best effort of the match scored once more. At this. The Hearts were striving hard to keep the Aberdeen lives out, but all to no purpose, for John Robertson finished a solo run by scoring No. 8.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 26th November 1906

A Record at Fraserburgh.

The Hearts would have been better pleased had the result been closer, but they were in no way disheartened at 8 goals being put up against them, on Saturday by Aberdeen-A. Right from the very start the A's took the game in hand, and, the result of a fine cross from the right, Lawrie scored. This early reverse told its tale, as the visitors lashed the ball away from wing to wing till they had five goals on before the interval. Playing up better in the second period the Hearts not only scored but kept a firmer hold of Aberdeen's front line and prevented them from putting on double figures. It seemed to be the intention of the A's to get a big score on for they never slackened their efforts till the whistle sounded with the score 8-r in their favour.

The Players.

The chief fault to be found with the Hearts' players was their lack of experience. They have the makings of a good side, but until they meet all kinds of opposition they will never succeed. The halves had little or no understanding amongst themselves nor with those behind them, and if they had a good coach to make them study these things we are sure they would be a good side. Aberdeen's forwards were in spanking form, the halves splendid as usual, while the backs and goalkeeper did all that was required of them. The gate-drawings were the largest ever taken at a football match in Fraserburgh, amounting to over £11.

Source: Bon-Accord, 29th November 1909

Fraserburgh Hearts Teamsheet
Gavin; Gray, Watt; Fender, Thain, Colvin; J. Burnett, Buchan, Taylor, McLean, G. Burnett
Venue: ,
Referee: Mr. A. Watt, Aberdeen
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