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Arbroath 3 - 0 Aberdeen

HT Score: Arbroath 2 - 0 Aberdeen

Northern League
Arbroath scorers: Ford, Crockett, Black

08/12/1906 | KO:

The Aberdeen A team visited Arbroath in a Northern League engagement. Teams:-
Arbroath: Johnstone; Law, Clark; J. Petrie, Taylor, Ferguson; Black, Proctor, Ford, Guild, Crockett.
Aberdeen A: Herd; Urquhart, Brebner; Davidson, JJ Simpson, Robertson; Robertson, Lawrie, Young, R. Simpson, McKenzie.

Referee - Mr. J. Deans, Dalkeith.

Aberdeen A started well, Johnstone saving from Young. Arbroath soon got into their stride, and pressed continuously. Ford scored for the homesters. Two wards the close of the first half, Crockett scored a fine goal for Arbroath, despite a great effort at saving by Herd.

Arbroath were again the aggressors in the second half, although for a time the northern reserves gave the home defence plenty of work. Arbroath scored again.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 10th December 1906

Another Disaster.

After the brilliant display at Pittodrie we expected the A's to make a much closer game of it at Gayfield than it turned out to be. Playing against a strong breeze the A's could not get the ball to travel to their way of thinking at all. Arbroath profited by the wind, and in their usual nippy way pounced on every chance that came their way. Ford, who was playing centre, opened the scoring. He kept always in touch with the backs, and relied on the backs to serve him with the ball, and from one of these huge punts he got clear and tipped the ball past Herd. Though the A's had several very good tries they could not find the net, their elevation being too high or too wide. With the aid of the wind in the second half, Aberdeen did make rings round the defence, but offsiders spoiled several promising runs. When they had the whip hand over:anxiety spoiled them, and a break-away by Arbroath sealed the game by 3 goals to nil. Arbroath deserved their win by their play in the first period, as they were almost more dangerous in front of goal than the visitors, whose play all over was not up to their usual standard.

Source: Bon-Accord, 13th December 1906

Arbroath Teamsheet
Johnstone; Law, Clark; J. Petrie, Taylor, Ferguson; Black, Proctor, Ford, Guild, Crockett
Venue: Gayfield Park, Arbroath
Referee: Mr. J. Deans, Dalkeith
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