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East Fife 5 - 2 Aberdeen

Northern League
East Fife scorers: McAfferty, Horne, Horne, Roddie, Roddie
Aberdeen scorers: Smith, McNicol.

27/01/1906 | KO:

The 'A.s' Mastered.

The 'A.'s' defence were caught on the hop at Methil on Saturday. Before they got properly settled to the condition of the ground three goals were popped through - in the opinion of the players two of them very bad ones. Of course, East Fife were not responsible for that, and were quite entitled to take all they got. The play then became more equally distributed, and the A.'s' kept lashing the ball well up the field against the breeze. It was in the second period that they met with success and scored three, and the men in the Kingdom retaliated with a couple of good goals to equalise matters. A good game was somewhat spoiled by the vagaries of the wind, and the general impression amongst the north men was that they had not done so bad against the lot they had to contend with.

Source: Bon-Accord, 2nd February 1906

At Bayview, Methil. Teams:-
East Fife: Bernard; Middlemas, Collins; Adams, Whyte, Dewar; Nairn, Adams, Roddie, McAfferty, Horne.
Aberdeen: Barrett; Willox, Brebner; Davidson, Thomson, Robertson; Ward, Hamilton, McNicol, Henderson, Smith.

East Fife had a stiff breeze from the west, and the drizzle at their backs. McAfferty gave Horne the leather, but Brebner staved off the attack. Three byes followed in quick succession. Adams placed a beauty to Nairn. The winger squared nicely to Dewar, and from his drive McAfferty netted, but not till Barrett had saved splendidly. McNicol led his men westward against the elements in fine style, but the Fife half-backs took the lead, and Horne netted a second goal as the result of a great run. The same player got a third goal immediately after. Aberdeen forced a corner, but this was cleared. Roddie got away nicely, but he was pulled up for offside. Back came the green and white, and Nairn made Barrett throw out. Roddie had hard lines, and altogether East Fife were all over the visitors. Smith had a good chance at the other end, but, like his mate, seemed to be unable to locate the goal. Aberdeen waken up. The halves lashed the leather, and followed up, and for a time they appeared to greater advantage. Roddie got well down, and after Barrett had held his shot, the center's slipped it past. The breeze was, no doubt, a great help to East Fife, but they were playing in a far smarter manner than Aberdeen.

In the second. Play for a spell was rather uninteresting, but nearer the close Aberdeen awakened up, and Smith opened the scoring for the visitors McNicol next minute registered number two. Roddie scored for the green and white a second before the whistle blew.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 29th January 1906

East Fife Teamsheet
Bernard; Middlemas, Collins; Adams, Whyte, Dewar; Nairn, Adams, Roddie, McAfferty, Horne
Venue: Bayview Park, Methil
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