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Dundee Wanderers 3 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Dundee Wanderers 1 - 2 Aberdeen

Northern League
Dundee Wanderers scorers: Snee, Brown, ?
Aberdeen scorers: Hendry, Davidson (Pen).

10/10/1908 | KO:

This northern league match was played on Saturday afternoon at Clinton Park, Dundee. Teams:-

Wanderers: Don; Jamieson, Gallacher; Fairweather, Low, Chalmers; Brown, Phillip, Snee, Chapelton, Noble.
Aberdeen A: King; Hannah, McGunn; Davidson, Forsyth, Low; Hay, Towns, Hendry, Roberts, Ritchie.
Referee - Mr. W Grieve, Kirkcaldy.

The opening was confined to midfield, Aberdeen having the best of matters, but Noble with a fine run let his side well up. Aberdeen next paid a visit to the Wanderers' goal, and kept up a persistent attack on Don. The home forwards were slow in parting with the ball, and time and again the Aberdeen defence cleared at critical junctures. Aberdeen were first to score. After 10 minutes' play, a shot from Hendry found the net, Don allowing the ball to slip through his fingers. After this reverse, the Wanderers' play improved, but their attacks were not of long duration. Brown, however, crossed well in front of goal, and Snee, dispossessing Hannah of the ball, scored for Wanderers. Aberdeen were soon at the Wanderers' end, where low was penalised, and Davidson scored from the resultant kick. Aberdeen continued to have the best of matters, and Don was severely tested on several occasions. Brown and Philips make things lively for the Aberdeen's defence. McGunn handled the ball near the goal, and the Wanderers' were granted a penalty, but Fairweather, who took the kick, sent the ball over the bar.

With the advantage of the wind, the Wanderers at once pressed, and kept the Aberdeen in their own territory. Aberdeen pressed for a period, but after a short time Wanderers, again attacked, and from a fine shot from the left Brown scored. The wanderers immediately took the lead, and although Aberdeen made desperate efforts to equalise they were unsuccessful.

Source Aberdeen Daily Journal, 12th October 1908

There was little surprise felt when the result from Clepington came to Pittodrie. Even with all the players Aberdeen have, they were hard put to it on Friday night to get a team together to travel. J. J. Simpson, Dalgarno, Toman, and Forbes had to cry off through illness and other causes, while Macfarlane was kept back to assist the League eleven. With five new men in their ranks, they could hardly be expected to get a win against a team, that were struggling for very existence. They held the lead till half-time, but fell away unaccountably in the second half, and wore beaten by 3-2. This mixing and absenteeism is to be regretted, but we suppose it can't very well be helped.

Source: Bon-Accord, 15th October 1908

Dundee Wanderers Teamsheet
Don; "Jamieson", Gallacher; Fairweather, Low, Chalmers; Brown, Philip, Snee, Chapleton, Noble
Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Hannah, McCunn, Davidson, Forsyth, Low, Hay, Towns, Hendry, Roberts, Ritchie.
Venue: Clepington Park, Dundee
Referee: Mr W. Grieve, Kirkcaldy