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Aberdeen 0 - 4 Dundee

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 2 Dundee

Northern League
Dundee scorers: Kemp, Sim, Dailly, Dailly

14/11/1908 | KO: 15:00

These teams met at Pittodrie Park on Saturday afternoon in dull weather before 1500 spectators. Teams:-

Aberdeen A: King; Hannah, Forbes; Davidson, Watt (Ellon united), Low; C. A. V. McEchern, J. Scott (Peterhead), J. Clark (Macduff Fife), Roberts, Ritchie.
Dundee A: Phi up lip; Dorward, Oswald; Gowans, Cranmer, Hampton; McCann, Kemp, Sim, Dailly, Cooper.
Referee - Mister D. Philip, Dunfermline.

Aberdeen A burst off east at the start, but Phillip's clearance transfer to play to midfield. McCann got the ball and passed to Kemp, who, after beating low, let drive, and scored a good goal. Scott and McEchern were making good progress, when the former was unceremoniously brought down by Hampton. The free-kick brought nothing, and the visitors, through Kemp, were soon at the other end. Ritchie got going on the left, and Clark just failed to reach is pass. Kemp, the visitors inside right, was giving a splendid display, and he it was who was mainly responsible for the ensuing dangerous onslaughts on King's charge. Another wreaking shot by Kemp was just saved by King. From Kemp's pass, McCann up got off on the Dundee right, and squared beautifully, and Sim, lying handy, had no difficulty in beating King. Successive misses by Watt and Hannah in the goalmouth looked ominous, but Roberts relieved. Some good passing then ensued between Scott and McEachern, were the only players on the home side between whom there was anything like an understanding, McEchern especially, shining, and it must've been discouraging to him to see so many of his cross is going for nothing. Near half-time, after a spell of pressure, Ritchie missed a glorious a opportunity to score through hesitating.

The resumption was sensational, Dailly beating King in a pass by McCann in the first minute. McEachern forced a corner for the locals, but Philip cleared grandly. After a trying by cooper, Ritchie forced a fruitless corner at the other end. McEachern was fouled by Oswald inside the penalty area. Davidson took the resultant kick, but sent past. At this stage the referee's attention was directed on a portion of the crowd at the south side of the ground, who are abusing the visiting linesman, and the referee lectured the offenders. The game was painfully dull, and the only thing of note to keep up the enthusiasm was the play of Kemp on the visitors side and of McEachern on the home right. Davidson and watt changed places, as also did Roberts and Ritchie, but all to no avail. Dundee went off with a rush, and Dailly added a fourth goal from a pass by McCann. McEchern and Scott tried hard to redeem the fortunes of their side, but caused little support from the others. Clark in centre was only fair, but was unable to cope with a cross is from the right. The game ended in semi-darkness with Dundee on the aggressive.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 16th November 1908

This match which was stopped 5 minutes before time with Dundee leading by four goals to nil, the league awarded two points to Dundee.

Source: The Scotsman, 9th January 1910


If ever a team got a thorough drubbing and deserved it on play Aberdeen "A " got it on Saturday. To begin with, three new recruits were tried on the recommendations of various parties, and only one out of the three proved worthy a place. Scott, the Peterhead player, can play, and knows what he is doing. The centre-forward and centre-half have a lot to learn, and are yards slow of what is required even in a Northern League game. This may be stiff, but it is true all the same. Dundee "A " had the best balanced team with them that has represented them for some years. They got away almost from the start, and were two goals up in ten minutes. Kemp, the West Ham forWard, opened the scoring, and but for the great efforts put forth by Hannah, Forbes, Davidson, and King the score might have been anything. Aberdeen had really only one half, and he was everywhere assisting and breaking up the attack, with the result that he had to neglect his own wing, whose play suffered. In the second period Dundee did pretty much as they liked, and scored other two goals, which gave them the points by 4-0. Dundee were a smart lot, but they got a lot of rope with the half-backs. Had Aberdeen been able to play Davidson, Macfarlane, and Wilson, we think the result would have been a much closer one.

Source: Bon-Accord, 19th November 1908

Dundee Teamsheet
Philip; Dorward, Oswald; Gowans, Cranmer, Hampton; McCann, Kemp, Sim, Dailly, Cooper
Attendance: 1,500
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. D. Philip, Dunfermline
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