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Dundee Hibernian 3 - 3 Aberdeen

HT Score: Dundee Hibernian 2 - 3 Aberdeen

Northern League
Dundee Hibernian scorers: Yuill, Docherty, Snee
Aberdeen scorers: Towns, Hay, Towns.

27/11/1909 | KO:

Played at Tannadice Park, Dundee, on Saturday. Mr. Baird had charge of the game, and the teams were:-

Hibs: Brady; Mudie, Hannan; Strachan, Loney, Ramsay; Downie, Docherty, Yuill, Snee, Brown.
Aberdeen A: King; Hannah, Low; Henderson, Macfarlane, Robertson; Hay, Towns, McKenzie, Edgar, Jaffrey.

Hibs opened the attack, and after a few minutes continued pressing drew first blood. Brown cantered magnificently from a difficult angle, and in a flash Yuill rushed in and headed it into the net. Towns sent a deadly shot towards Brady, but the custodian, lying on the earth, made a brilliant save at the expense of a corner. Towns was responsible for another good effort, but Brady was on the spot. Hibs returned to the attack. Downie was the leader, and made no mistake in his cross. The defence only partially cleared, and Docherty, gaining possession, netted the ball. The wasps were aroused, and within 2 minutes managed to equalise. Downs found himself with the ball at the very goalmouth, and had only to tip it into the net. In the next minute Hay beat Brady with a stinger, and the teams were level. But the wasps were not content to remain on an equal basis, and sorely tried the Hibs' defence. The forwards' play became more concerted, and Jaffrey and Edgar showed some pretty combination on the wing. Jaffrey tried for goal, but the ball struck the crossbar. From the rebound Towns secured the ball, and again Brady was defeated. At half time darkness was that rapidly descending, and the teams did not leave the field.

Hibs made great efforts to equalise, and although they repeatedly came within an ace of scoring, is simply could not place the ball in the net. A corner was conceded, and Strachan missed the upright by inches. The excitement was now at fever pitch, and the spectators were yelling themselves hoarse. Doherty's sent in a great shot, which king had to tip over the bar in order to save his goal. The Wasps were penalised just outside the area, and Ramsay sent a terrific shot to King, but it passed on the wrong side. A corner kick followed a great scrimmage, but the defence relieved the pressure. Downie and returned the ball to the centre, and Snee sent it goalwards. There was a great cheer as it found the net, and placed its level. Yuill lead an attack, and beat King, who had rushed out. Yuill headed to wards the goal, and Hannah darted forward and saved in sensational style, falling flat on the ground in his effort. In the closing moments some ill-feeling crept into the game, and arguments took place between the referee and the players. Hibs got a corner, but the Wasps objected, and the referee had to appeal to the linesman, who adhered to his decision.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 29th November 1909

Dundee Hibernian Teamsheet
Brady; Mudie, Hannan; Strachan, Loney, Ramsay; Downie, Docherty, Yuill, Snee, Brown
Venue: Tannadice Park, Dundee
Referee: Mr J. Baird, Montrose