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Forfar Athletic 1 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Forfar Athletic 0 - 2 Aberdeen

Northern League
Forfar Athletic scorers: ?
Aberdeen scorers: Dalgarno, Ritchie.

26/09/1908 | KO:

Aberdeen A played Forfar Athletic on Station Park, Forfar, in a Northern League fixture. Teams:-< to/p> Forfar: Orr; Harvey, Gibb; Stewart, McInally, Bruce; Downie, Docherty, McConnell, Troup, Cowie.
Aberdeen A: King; Hannah, Paterson; Davidson, Simpson, Low; Hay, Towns, Dalgarno, Toman, Ritchie.
Referee - Mister W. Macarthur, Stirling.

Aberdeen made a vigorous opening, and from a slip by Harvey, Hay got the ball near the touch line, and banged in a shot which Orr just saved. Forfar were soon of King's end, but nothing resulted. Aberdeen pressed hard, and on several occasions were on the verge of getting through. At length Forfar got away, and from a well-placed corner kick by Downie, McConnell had a good try with his head. Aberdeen were first to open the scoring. Hay, running along the right, passed to Dalgarno, who easily beat Orr from 15 yards range. Forfar after this reverse played better, and by good work Docherty and let them away. McConnell and Downie had several good tries, but King was sure. No end to end play followed, Forfar having some bad luck, King only scraping the ball away on the nick of time from a shot by McConnell. Aberdeen were difficult to stop whenever they got agoing, and both backs of the home team were completely wandered by Aberdeen's forwards. From a foul near the Athletics goal, Ritchie got the ball from Hannah, and scored.

Aberdeen started in splendid fashion, and Orr had to throw out the ball in the first minute. King had a hard time of it, and just managed to get the ball away on several locations. After a long spell of pressure by the Athletics, Aberdeen broke away, and tested Orr with a fine shot, which was saved well.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 28th September 1908

The Reserves First Win.

Travelling to Forfar and beating the "loons" by 2-1, is no mean achievement at the present time. Aberdeen " A" were without Macfarlane but they seem to have gone about their business in a workmanlike way. It was through no fault of theirs that the score was not larger, for they put the home side in a sad way for some time. By clever manipulation of the ball, they had Forfar's defence in a tangle during the first half, first Hay and then Dal-garne scoring, and this lead they kept till half-time. Play was more evenly distributed in the second period, Aberdeen having hard lines in not scoring twice, and well on in the period by a burst away, Forfar scored their only goal. The game was stubbornly contested during the period, but, no further scoring took place, Aberdeen winning their first League game by 2-1.

Source: Bon-Accord, 1st October 1908

Forfar Athletic Teamsheet
Orr; Harvey, Gibb; Stewart, McInally, Bruce; Downie, Docherty, McConnell, Troup, Cowie
Venue: Station Park, Forfar
Referee: Mr W. McArthur, Stirling