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Dundee Wanderers 0 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Dundee Wanderers 0 - 1 Aberdeen

Northern League
Aberdeen scorers: Hamilton, Hamilton.

02/12/1905 | KO:

Aberdeen A team traveled to Dundee and played the Wanderers at Clepington Park in a Northern League match.
Wanderers: Steel; Kirkland, Millar; Fairweather, Fenton, Boyd; Jack, Black, Macdonald, Sturrock, Johnstone.
Aberdeen: Barrett; Willox, Brebner; Davidson, Thompson, Robertson; Harvey, Hilton, Hamilton, Henderson, Smith.

Playing with the wind in their favour, the Wanderers immediately attacked and it required all the energy and ability of the opposing backs to keep them from scoring. The Wanderers, with the wind advantage, pressed more frequently, but they invariably muddled when in front of goal. Johnstone at outside right was one of the greatest sinners in this respect, as he always managed to send the ball yards wide of the goal. The visitors continued to do well against the wind, and were the first to secure a corner. They made the most of it, too, for Hamilton, the centre forward, got possession of the ball, and with a low shot put the Aberdonians one on the lead. The Wanderers made desperate efforts to equalise, and rushed down towards the opposite goal. Black banged the ball for all he was worth, and sent it into the net, but he was clearly offside when he shot, and the referee naturally this allowed the point. They kept up the pressure, and were conceded a corner, but this proved of no effect. The Wanderers' defence was poor, both the backs and halves being very erratic. In the closing minutes of the first half, Harvey, for Aberdeen, had a splendid try, which Steel cleverly saved.

The second half opened sensationally, for Hamilton scored a lovely goal, thus putting Aberdeen two on the lead. The Wanderers played better than they did in the first period, but they had a stout pair of backs to contend against, and were seldom dangerous. By this time the wind had fallen to a great extent, and the homesters profited accordingly. Jack sent in a number of fine shots, but Barrett was always on the alert.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 4th December 1905

Dundee Wanderers Teamsheet
Steel; Kirkland, Millar; Fairweather, Fenton, Boyd; Jack, Black, Macdonald, Sturrock, Johnstone
Venue: Clepington Park, Dundee
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