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Queens Park 2 - 0 Aberdeen

Div 1 (Old)
Queens Park scorers: Paul, Sim

04/05/1907 | KO:

The Aberdeen team played their last away-from-home Scottish League fixture, when they visited Glasgow and met the Queen's Park at Hampden park. They have left now with one much to play, and they complete their program today, when they meet the Hibernians at Pittodrie. The weather in Glasgow on Saturday was cold and showery, and about 2000 spectators witnessed the start. Teams:-

Queen's Park: A. McNair; J. Thomson, A. Richmond; W. Key, A. F. Murray, J. Riley; J. McLean, E. V. Finlay, J. B. Sim, T. T. Fitchie, H. McD. Paul.
Aberdeen: Macfarlane; Boyle, Newlands; Halkett, H. Low, W. Low; Macdonald, Simpson, Wilson, O'Hagan, Edgar.
Referee - Mr. R. C. McGill, Thornliebank.

Aberdeen kicked off against a fairly strong breeze, and during the opening minutes play was not of a very high standard, either side being able to work the ball properly on the slippery ground. Queen's gradually got used to the conditions, and Fitchie got a grand chance, which he, however, failed to take advantage of. Aberdeen made strong efforts to get through, but the Queen's defence proved too strong. The Queen's made the most of the wind, and, attacking again, Paul made a wild attempt to score. He, however, did better a few minutes later, as after capitol work by Key, the Hampden outside left scored. The Aberdeen right wing displayed splendid methods, and were by far the most dangerous section of the front rank. Working the ball well down, they completely baffled Richmond, when a corner was forced. The Hampden men kept the visitors defence busy for a time, and a fine shot by Paul was cleanly and cleverly saved by Macfarlane. Aberdeen then had their innings for a little, and a smart shot by Lowe was saved on the post by McNair. Then Queen's attacked once more, and a shot from McLean was brilliantly saved by Macfarlane. The visitors were not get done, and coming away strongly on the right, Macdonald made a grand attempt to score. McNair was on the watch, and got the ball away.

At the beginning of the second half Key almost forced his way into goal, but Newlands stopped him. Strong pressure by Aberdeen kept the Queen's defence busy. Finally a shot by Macdonald went into the hands of McNair. A minute afterwards Simpson shot past. Macdonald had a second efforts to score, but this time his shot went over the bar. The Queen's, who had up till now done nothing important, wakened up considerably, and the Aberdeen defenders experienced a bad quarter of an hour. Paul, Fitchie, and Sim all tried to beat Macfarlane, who, however, was in brilliant form, and cleared everything. The finest effort of the afternoon was accomplished by Sim, who, after Fitchie had been beaten, took up the ball, and, eluding all opposition, netted a second goal for his side.

Gate, £74.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 6th May 1907

Queen's Park Return the Compliment.

In the month of September last year the Queen's Park were beaten at Pittodrie, and were confident they would return the compliment at Hampden Park. This they were able to do through a weakness in Aberdeen's attack, caused by the absence of William Lennie, who had to stay at home on the injured list. In the first period Aberdeen had to play against a strong wind and rain, but so well did they set about their work, that it was conceded they were unfortunate to be a goal down at the interval. On changing ends, Aberdeen's left wing went all to pieces, and the mistake lay in not supplying the right men with more oppor¬tunities, for Macdonald and Simpson were going great guns. Towards the finish, Queen's got another goal and Aberdeen were done up, for they put very little life into their play thereafter. It was a good game withal,, and interest was sustained till the finish.

Chatty Bits.

Charlie O'Hagan and the Aberdeen have not yet come to terms.
We believe the Aberdeen directors were very unwilling to part with Henry Low, and it was only when they understood that he wished to go that they gave their blessing to the transaction.
Of.courae, they could not have kept him from going, but it is only right that they should part in a friendly way than that any ill feeling should be made over it.
Henry will get a splendid opportunity of improving in Sunderland, and we trust that he will add lustre to his name as a player, and bring credit to the Club from which he sprung.
It is very seldom that one hears of a player once be goes to the south of England, and we fancy that the tear-and-wear they have to go through takes a lot out of them.
We fancy that Gault will find the discipline a little more irksome than at home, and as he has chosen this course he will have to make the best of it.
Aberdeen made a new record on Saturday, when they won the Dewar Shield. This is the first time it has come north.
St. Johnstone made a bold fight in the first half, but were out of the game in the second period.
The A team has been going consistently well these past few weeks, and their goal record is a study. They have only lost one goal during the past three weeks, while they have put on 53. Willox is improving from his injury at Falkirk, but he won't be able to play this season again.
To-night (Thursday) the A team play a Select Junior team at Central Park, for the benefit of the Junior Association.
Next Wednesday the curtain will be rung down for season 1906-7. It will be a relief to some.
Annual meetings will then be the cry before absolute rest comes to the jaded official.
It is expected there will be several very important alterations in the rules made at this year's International Board meeting, which is held in June.
There is a probability that Aberdeen will have a tour in the north alter all. They will likely play at Inverness and Elgin and Forres, and at some other place.

Source: Bon-Accord, 9th May 1907

Queens Park Teamsheet
A. McNair; J. Thomson, A. Richmond; W. Key, A. F. Murray, J. Riley; J. McLean, E. V. Finlay, J. B. Sim, T. T. Fitchie, H. McD. Paul
Attendance: 2,000
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee: Mr. R. C. McGill, Thornliebank
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