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Partick Thistle 2 - 0 Aberdeen

HT Score: Partick Thistle 1 - 0 Aberdeen

Div 1 (Old)
Partick Thistle scorers: Campbell, McGregor (pen)

06/04/1907 | KO:

This return League fixture was played at Meadowside. The game throughout the first half was very fast and evenly contested. McGregor sent in a fine shot, which McFarlane cleverly saved. Aberdeen forwards played well in the open, but through hesitation to shoot lost many fine chances. The Partick men, on the other hand, made use of every opportunity, and got their due reward when Campbell scored with a shot of the unsavable order. Half Time:- Partick Thistle, one; Aberdeen, nothing. In the second half play ruled even, both goals being assailed in turn. Near time a penalty was granted the Thistle, from which McGregor added a second goal. A good game resulted :- Partick Thistle, tow; Aberdeen, nothing.

Source: The Scotsman, 8th April 1907

Aberdeen, for the fourth Saturday in succession visited the West of Scotland, playing Partick Thistle at Meadowside. The weather was good but there was a small attendance. The teams were:-

Partick Thistle: McArthur; Lyon, Gilchrist; Gibson, Allan, Wilson; Sommen, McGregor, Kennedy, Gray, Campbell.
Aberdeen: Macfarlane; Boyle, Gault; Halkett, H. Low, Davidson; McDonald, Simpson, Wilson, O'Hagan, Lennie.
Referee - Mr. Muir, Motherwell.

Aberdeen having won the toss, elected to play with the assistance of a fair wind in their favour. Aberdeen was first to get away, but Gibson returned, and Campbell and Gray took play to the visitors' end, and passing over to Sommen, the latter sent past. Partick again attacked, and a corner was gained, but the ball coming back to Allan, he shot over the bar. Lennie started a likely run for the visitors, but Lyon managed to stop his progress. The visitors still had the pull, but a foul against them when near goal spoiled their chance. The game was quiet and not over-exciting, the play being principally confined to midfield, any shots at goal being wide of the mark. Partick at last put on a spurt, and from a throw-in the ball was passed over to the left, and Campbell scored with a hard shot, which Macfarlane could not save. Aberdeen replied with a run on the home goal, and Gilchrist was hard pressed, but he at last cleared. Partick again got down, and a good run was finished by Campbell shooting over. At the other end Aberdeen gave McArthur one to hold, which he did smartly. Kennedy got clear away for Partick, and with nobody to beat but the goalkeeper, shot into his hands. Aberdeen had two corners in succession, but they failed to improve on them.

On changing ends, Aberdeen was early to the front, and Lyon and Gilchrist had a hard time to keep them out. Partick was just as eager, but their finishing efforts were very weak. Aberdeen was at last making great efforts to get the equaliser, H. Low sending in a hard shot, which was a trifle high. From a free kick outside the penalty, things looked bright for Partick, but this was cleared and a corner followed, which met the same fate, but the goal fell at last. Aberdeen being pressed, cleared at the expense of a penalty. McGregor too the kick and landed the ball in the corner of the net. The play was very even, but no further scoring took place.

The drawing amounted to £50.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 8th April 1907

The Old, Old Story.

The way the Aberdeen forwards brought the ball down Meadowside was a treat, but the finishing efforts were weak or received the go-by from a particularly robust defence. Partick's methods paid best, for they were not very particular how they got rid of the ball when pressed, while they were always eager for a run on their own. With the Aberdeen halves close up trying their best to assist the attack, Partick's forwards had generally the visiting backs only to beat to get in their shot. There was just a trifle too much of the close passing to be effective - when a few shots from long range might have been converted by the wily Wilson, who was eager to get there, but could not get the ball. Lennie and Macdonald had both extremely hard lines in not scoring, and it was the home side who claimed the first goal, though in play they hardly deserved to take the lead. How Boyle handled in the second period was inexplicable, and when the visitors were two down it was prac¬tically all up for Aberdeen. To our opinion, the "Black and Gold" were too cocksure of victory, and this was their undoing more than anything else we could attribute to their play. Why. they cannot adopt other tactics when checkmated in the finer points we arc at a loss to know, but the dropping of points week after week is a serious matter for the club.

Chatty Bits.

The signing-on has begun in earnest all over the country. Has Aberdeen effected any captures yet?
Aberdeen will have a busy week, as they play Bo'ness on Wednesday, Clyde on Saturday, and away to the Hearts on Monday.
It would have been the Hibs at Pittodrie this week had the drawn game not taken place at Easter Road.
There is every chance of the A's being on the idle sheet this week, as it will be difficult to get a fixture just now.
The Reserves are pulling up in the Northern League Table, and can go higher if they keep up Saturday's form.
The first team will require to steady up a bit if they mean to reach 30 points. They simply threw away two at Partick.
The League schedule will soon be finished. Dates have only to be found for the Queen's Park away, and Hibs at home to complete the schedule.

Source: Bon-Accord, 11th April 1907

Partick Thistle Teamsheet
McArthur; Lyon, Gilchrist; Gibson, Allan, Wilson; Sommen, McGregor, Kennedy, Gray, Campbell
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Meadowside, Partick, Glasgow
Referee: Mr. Muir, Motherwell
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