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St. Mirren 3 - 0 Aberdeen

HT Score: St. Mirren 2 - 0 Aberdeen

Scottish Reserve League
St. Mirren scorers: McLean, Dowling,

02/10/1909 | KO:

At Paisley. Teams:-

Saint Mirren: McBurnies; White, Ritchie; Lacey, Allan, Harvey; Dowling, Cunningham, Riddell, Bowman, McLean.
Aberdeen: King; Hannah, Harper; Davidson, Macfarlane, Henderson; Hay, Towns, McKenzie, Low, Jaffrey.
Referee - Mr. H. Bloomer, Govan.

The visitors opened well, but clever work by Allan, Lacey, and Harvey wore them down. Gradually the young Saint Mirren and became the aggressors. For fully 15 minutes they pressed. During this time they repeatedly had Aberdeen's defence in difficulties, but somehow - partly through their over-anxiety - they could not get the ball past King. Macfarlane and Henderson relieved the pressure. Open play followed. Both teams were now showing good form, and Dowling and Bowman, the Saint Mirren's new recruits, did remarkably well. Mclean got the first goal for Saint Mirren and. On play they deserved it. A few minutes later Dowling added a second.

Both teams after crossing again showed very good play. For a time Aberdeen were dangerous, but Ritchie and White defended smartly. Riddell Cheyne's the play to the other end. Saint Mirren and, however, with their comfortable lead, were taking matters easy. Several times they still crowded in front of King, who was tested by Dowling, Cunningham, and Riddell. The game was being keenly and stubbornly contested.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 4th October 1909


The Aberdeen Reserves underwent their first defeat on Saturday, when they met St Mirren Reserves at Paisley. In this game the visitors had t meet a much more experienced lot of players than they have yet done, and though they played good football, were really unfortunate in front of goal. St. Mirren scored twice in the first half, but were kept better in check in the second, when they only got through once. The visitors lost several good chances in scoring, and their 3 goals' defeat was simply the outcome of their forwards being overwhelmed at goalmouth, and a tendency by both wing men to hang too long on the ball. As we have before remarked, an old head is required to steady up the young lads in the front line, and, then they would come on all right.

Source: Bon-Accord, 7th October 1909

St. Mirren Teamsheet
McBurnie; White, Ritchie; Lacey, Allan, Harvey; Dowling, Cunningham, Riddell, Bowman, McLean
Venue: St Mirren Park (Love Street), Paisley
Referee: Mr H. Bloomer, Govan