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Lochee United 2 - 1 Aberdeen

Northern League
Lochee United scorers: Thornton, Lavery
Aberdeen scorers: Reid.

26/01/1907 | KO:

Aberdeen A played Lochee United at Lochee. Teams:-

Lochee: Brady; Low, Gallacher; Clark, McInally, Milne; Lavery, Anderson, Fraser, Thornton, Whitton.
Aberdeen A: Mutch; Urquhart, Gault; Robertson, Simpson, Davidson; Simpson, Reid, Lawrie, Hilton, Caie.
Referee - Mr. J. Winter, Dundee.

At the outset the game was fast, Aberdeen, thanks to strong and accurate tackling and kicking by Gault, were able to beat back the Lochee forwards, and Brady was called upon to save several hard shots from long range. Milne, at half-back, was prominent for Lochee, and several of his passes were taken up by Whitton, and play centred around the charge held by Mutch. On numerous occasions exciting mauls took place in front of goal, and though the shooting in general was wild and the erratic, excellent tries were made by Anderson, McInally, Fraser, and Whitton. Lochee made persistent attempts to Pierce the Aberdeen goal, and Gault was the chief factor in their non-success. As the home club appeared to slacken their efforts, Aberdeen took up the attack, and Brady was severely tested. Shots rained in from all directions and all ranges, and a length Reid, with a sharp shot, succeeded in scoring for Aberdeen. Lochee commenced a series of raids on the Aberdeen goal, which, just before the interval brought about the desired result. Lavery sent over a fine cross, which was accepted by Thornton, who had no difficulty in beating Mutch.

The pace set at the start of the game was maintained throughout the second period, and the game was full of interest, and at times of excitement. Aberdeen reopened with a determined dash towards Brady, and Caie finished with a long shot that went wide of the mark. The Aberdonians were full of vigour, and for the first few minutes of the half the northern team had chief possession of the ball, but when Lochee once got into its proper stride the capabilities of the Aberdeen backs and custodian were abundantly shown. Aided by good half-back play, the Saint Margaret's forwards were never far away from Aberdeen's goal, but hesitation at close quarters deprived them of many additions to their score. Despite staunch back play by Gault there were many good shots sent in by all the Lochee forwards. The leading goal for Lochee was obtained after fine play in front of Mutch, Lavery shooting.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 28th January 1907

The Odd Goal.

Lochee have got a better team together this season than they have had for some time back. At least that is the opinion of several of the A team after last Saturday's game. The home side came away with some great rushes, and only the stubborn defence of Gault and Mutch kept them from scoring. Nor were the A's idle, for they strained every muscle to keep the upper hand. They finished quits in the first half, one goal each. It was anybody's game to the finish, and really on play a draw would have represented the run of play, but Lochee got a surprise goal before the finish, and landed the point. The game was fast and exciting to the last minute, Aberdeen being value for a point on play.

Chatty Bits

The A team want a good scorer. In the open they get on all right, but lack finish.
They were handicapped on Saturday without Mackenzie, who is undoubtedly the A's best forward meantime. Mac could not get away in time to catch the train.

Source: Bon-Accord, 31st January 1907

Lochee United Teamsheet
Brady; Low, Gallacher; Clark, McInally, Milne; Lavery, Anderson, Fraser, Thornton, Whitton
Venue: Thomson Park, Dundee
Referee: Mr James Winter, Dundee
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