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Montrose 1 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: Montrose 0 - 1 Aberdeen

Northern League
Montrose scorers: Ferries
Aberdeen scorers: Simpson.

22/12/1906 | KO:

Aberdeen A went to Montrose on Saturday to engage in a Northern League fixture. There was a small attendants when the teams turned out as follows, under Mr. Prophet, Forfar:-

Montrose: Paterson; Crabbe, Millar; Irvine, Campbell, Henderson; Moir, Black, Allardyce, Ferries, Vass.
Aberdeen: Herd; Willox, Young; Davidson, J. J. Simpson, Robertson; Howarth, Newman, R. Simpson, Hilton, McKenzie.

The opening was in favour of Aberdeen, and almost as soon as the ball was sent agoing they were down, and had a corner forced. The result was that JJ Simpson got his head on the ball and popped it through. A brisk retaliation was offered by the home lot, and Ferries was the most prominent in the attack of the van, dodging through the Aberdeen halves and tricking the backs with apparent ease. On one of his journeys be got inside the penalty line, and his appeal against the defence for a foul being sustained, Herd had to stand up before Crabbe, who took the kick. The custodian was equal to the occasion, however, and soon had the sphere at the rear of his citadel, the corn or resulting in nil. The local men looked like assuming the masterly, and although Aberdeen got into close proximity to Paterson frequently, the Montrose van was tricky, and smart in picking up their defenders' returns. Many a time Ferries was dangerous, but at half-time the efforts on both sides yielded no further scoring.

The start of the second. So Montrose pressing hard, and Herd was called upon to defend to the best of his ability, especially in dealing with shots rained upon him by Ferries, who seemed to be doing the work of the whole line. The half was one long siege on the Aberdeen citadel, and but for looseness in finish the work of the homesters must have borne fruit. Only one notable dash up the field was made by Aberdeen, but after a trying by Bob Simpson, the homesters again assumed the aggressive, and the peppering of Herd was resumed with even greater vigour than before. The Pittodrie side and the keeper to thank for the preservation of their lead, and it seemed that he was to hold out to the end. Montrose were more than worth a division of the points, but this was all they were destined to get, four and was not till the last moment that Ferries secured the equaliser.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 24th December 1906

A Draw at Montrose.

Montrose on thtir own pitch are quite a different lot to what they were at Pittodrie, and this the "A" team found out again, on Saturday. In the first halt they had the advantage, and ought to have scored m re than one goal. It was a good job they had this lead to fall back on. otherwise they would not have squared the game. Discaiding all methodical movements, the Montrose went at it hammer and tongs in ihe second period, and kept the "A's" defence on tenterhooks all the time. Reid had his opportunity to shine, and did so; he had the whole home forwards on his top someiimes, and came away with flying colours every time till within a few minutes from time, when Ferries caught a rebound and sent the ball home. The game thus finished 1-1. There was not a great deal in the game from a spectator's point of view in midfield, but Herd's saving alone was worth watching. The others were in good enough form, but were not allowed to play the game as they can play it, Montrose's halves taking good care to spoil combination. The defence was the feature on both sides. They had plenty of work and did it well.

Source: Bon-Accord, 27th December 1906

Montrose Teamsheet
Paterson; Crabbe, Millar; Irvine, Campbell, Henderson; Moir, Black, Allardyce, Ferries, Vass
Venue: Links Park, Montrose
Referee: Mr. Prophet, Forfar
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