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St. Johnstone 3 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: St. Johnstone 2 - 1 Aberdeen

Northern League
St. Johnstone scorers: Lumsden, Bain, Lumsden
Aberdeen scorers: McKinlay.

25/08/1906 | KO:

The season was opened in Perth with a Northern League fixture between these clubs.

Source: The Scotsman, 27th August 1906

St Johnstone opened the football season at Perth on Saturday against Aberdeen, before a fairly large crowd. Teams:-
St. Johnstone: Graham; Harvey, Turner; Mackay, Sampson, Fleming; Lumsden, McDonald, Bain; McCulloch, Hynd.
Aberdeen: Lickley; Willox, Brebner; Davidson, J. Simpson, J. Robertson; Robertson, Lawrie, McKinley, Hilton, R. Simpson.
Referee - Mr. D. Philip, Dunfermline.

The first half was rather hotly contested. A fine punt by Turner let the home team's left wing away, but Hynd was forced to play the ball out just at the corner flag, and the Saints' defence was kept busy for a time. Although doing less attacking work, the Saints were the first to score. A fine combined push by the home forwards resulted in a corner. Hynd sent in a fine corner kick, and Lumsden headed neatly into the net. The Saints were no allowed to keep the lead for long. The visitors renewed their strong pressure, and McKinley, seizing a fine opportunity, drove the ball hard into the net.Once on the run St. Johnstone were a dangerous lot, and the result of another attack by the home tea, was that they were again up. Bain, from close quarters, rushed the ball past McKinley.

A persistent attack in the second half enabled the visitors to equalise again, and then Lumsden put on a third point for the Saints.

The gate amounted to £15.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 27th August 1906

N.B.Hilton had to retire with an injured ankle after about ten minutes of the start of the second half.

Further Trouble.

Aberdeen A did well against St. Johnstone, though not so well as last year, when they won. On this occasion they had to play all the second half with ten men on account of Hilton receiving a bad wrench. Our boys were holding their own, and only a goal to the bad at half-time. They quickly equalised on resuming, but the want of a clever forward like Hilton told its tale, and the Saints scored the winning goal, the result being a 3-2 victory for St. Johnstone.

Source: Bon-Accord, 30th August 1906

St. Johnstone Teamsheet
Graham; Harvey, Turner; Mackay, Sampson, Fleming; Lumsden, McDonald, Bain; McCulloch, Hynd
Venue: St Johnstone Recreation Grounds, Perth
Referee: Mr. D. Philip, Dunfermline
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