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Aberdeen 1 - 1 Rangers

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 1 Rangers

Scottish Reserve League
Aberdeen scorers: MacFarlane.
Rangers scorers: Jackson

20/11/1909 | KO: 14:40

A crowd of about 1500 witness the Scottish reserve league match between Aberdeen A and Rangers A at Pittodrie Park on Saturday afternoon. Teams:-

Aberdeen A: King; Hannah, Low; Henderson, Macfarlane, Robertson; Hay, Scott, McKenzie, J. Edgar, Jaffrey.
Rangers A: Rennie; Campbell, Riley; Thomson, Ramsay, McLean; Highett, Page, Reid, Yuill, Jackson.
Referee - Mr. Simpson, Perth.

The Rangers, playing east, early troubled the home defence, and successive raids by Reid proved abortive. Edgar brought about relief, and McKenzie lost a likely chance of scoring by shooting high. The homesters were again back to the attack. Hay culminated a sprint by shooting wide, a performance which he soon after repeated. Good feeding work by Ramsay and elusive and tricky play by the visitors' forwards ended in Jackson scoring the Rangers' only goal with the ball that went in off the upright. Play for a time was confined to midfield, but McKenzie subsequently broke away and repeatedly, and Edgar from one of these incursions tested Rennie with a long shot, and shortly afterwards while lying on the ground he scraped another into the keeper's hands. The locals kept up a determined pressure, and Macfarlane at last got the equalizer with a rising ball. The homesters were often dangerous after this, but offside, in the referee's opinion, often nullified advantage gained.

To on resuming, Edgar missed a favorable chance from a corner, and Rennie gave away another fruitless flight-kick in clearing from McKenzie. Yuill made ground for Rangers, and was stopped opportunely for the homesters. After a free-kick against Robertson close in, Reid lost a great opportunity by misjudged shooting. Jackson showed some fleet-footed work on the left, but he was never allowed to get too near to King. Mackenzie played superbly in the home centre, and his quick turning and elusive movements on numerous occasions almost ended in goals. In the last 20 minutes of the game Aberdeen A monopolised play, but good saving by Rennie and sent tackling by the visiting backs kept the ball from the net. The closing stages were contested in semi-darkness, and the game in which Aberdeen A had showed themselves the superior side ended-Aberdeen A 1, Rangers A 1.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 22nd November 1909


There was no comparison in the play of Aberdeen A on Saturday and that which we saw them do against Hamilton the previous week. Rangers A came north with a big reputation, having in their ranks such well-known players as R. G.: Campbell, Harry Rennie, and Reid, the greet goal-scorer of- the Southern League last season. The pitch was in wonderful condition after the hard frost, a trifle sloppy on the top, but otherwise in good order. It looked odds on the visitors clearing everything before them at the start : they used their weight to some purpose, but, after a bit of steadying process, the home side settled down to a good game, and showed -more combination than their opponents. Jackson, the Rangers' outside man, got in a rare shot which beat King all-the way. Nettled at this reverse, Aberdeen came out strong, and each man had a try, but the versatile Rennie was allowing nothing to pass him. At last Harry wins beaten with a dropping shot from Macfarlane, which completely deceived the Rangers' player. The locals gave Of their best, and when, the whistle went for half-time, the scores were level.
With only a few burst away, the local players monopolised the play in the second period. Scott, Edgar, and Mackenzie all having good tries, but Rennie was invulnerable. We think Rangers were lucky to take away a point, as on play, they deserved to ne beaten.
On the Rangers' side, Harry Rennie stood out prominently, Campbell coming next for his ponderous upheaval of the light-weights. Against him. We think he was very fortunate in not having two penalties granted against him. Jackson is a fine winger, while Reid distributed play as a centre should, but the inside men seemed to lack stamina. King did well in goal, displaying fine judgment and agility in clearing. Hannah was also better than we have seen him this season, while young Low is improving on each appearance. Macfarlane was the best half, with Henderson a close seconcd. MacKenzie and Scott were ahead of the others in the front line, Hay, Edgar, and Jaffray all being on a par.

Source: Bon-Accord, 25th November 1909

Rangers Teamsheet
Rennie; Campbell, Riley; Thomson, Ramsay, McLean; Highett, Page, Reid, Yuill, Jackson
Attendance: 1,500
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr Simpson, Perth