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Aberdeen 6 - 0 Lochgelly United

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 Lochgelly United

Northern League
Aberdeen scorers: Henderson, Ward, Hilton, Hilton, Hilton, Ward.

03/02/1906 | KO:

Through Mud and Mire.

The 'A' team have not given a better exhibition of football in Pittodrie this season than they did against Lochhelly on Saturday. Their first and second goals were the result of very fine runs in the very teeth of the gale, and there is no blinking the fact they laid the foundation to the substantial score of 6-0 at the finish. For beating Lochgelly by such a substantial score, in such a perfect quagmire as the field was described, the lion's share of praise is due the middle line, Davidson, W. Low, and Robertson. This line stuck to their work like terriers, worrying the opposing attack till the were reduced to impotence. Getting so little to do at the start, the miners got up heat to be able to do a decent canter. McArtney was the best of the lot. All the Aberdeen men performed well, and, as already stated, the middle line were the best of the bunch.

Source: Bon-Accord, 9th February 1906

Played under Northern League auspices in stormy weather.

Source: The Scotsman, 5th February 1906

Under Northern League auspices, a match was played at Pittodrie between Aberdeen A and Lochgelly. There was a small attendance, owing to the stormy weather. The pitch was rather soft and heavy, and a strong north-westerly gale blew over the field.The teams were:-
Aberdeen A: Barrett; D. McNicol, Brebner; Davidson, Wilfred Low, Robertson; Ward, Hilton, Hamilton, Cruikshank, Henderson.
Lochgelly: Bain; Lawless, Splitt; Ramsey, Strang, A. Devine; McCartney, Devine, McKinley, Gray, Paterson.
To referee - Mr. D. S. Walker, Falkirk.

Lochgelly won the toss, and Aberdeen kicked off against the wind. A surprise was in store for the visitors, as immediately after the start Aberdeen to the game in hand, and despite the strong wind against them, work their way towards the visitors goal, where Henderson drove the ball into the net. With this auspicious start within 5 minutes, Aberdeen took heart and continued to press. As the result of a scrimmage in front of Bain's charge, a corner was awarded Aberdeen, but nothing tangible followed, Henderson shooting behind the posts. Thus relieved, Lochgelly troubled past the centre line, but were soon repulsed, the Aberdeen forwards being in grand form, notwithstanding the odds against them. As the result of a cross from Hamilton, Ward scored a beautiful goal, thus placing Aberdeen two goals ahead. At this stage a heavy shower of snow fell which was accompanied by a strong gale of wind, handicapping the players considerably. Aberdeen A were now are all over their opponents, although the Lochgelly halves and backs stoutly defended their citadel. The outstanding players in the A team were Ward and Wilfred Low, who both played a splendid game. Play was now are mostly confined to midfield' Henderson specially distinguishing himself by his dribbling runs. A corner was awarded Aberdeen, but nothing resulted.

Lochgelly it started the second half briskly, but we're doomed to disappointment, when Aberdeen and rushed up, and, after a heated attack, Hilton again beat Bain. Aberdeen, with four goals to their credit, were playing a splendid game. Hilton worked admirably, and notched another goal. One still another goal was registered, this time by Ward, thus giving Aberdeen as six-goal lead.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 5th February 1906

Lochgelly United Teamsheet
Bain; Lawless, Splitt; Ramsey, Strang, A. Devine; McCartney, Devine, McKinley, Gray, Paterson
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. D. S. Walker, Falkirk
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