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Clyde 1 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: Clyde 0 - 1 Aberdeen

Scottish Reserve League
Match abandoned after 85 minutes due to fog.
Clyde scorers: Scott
Aberdeen scorers: Hannah.

04/12/1909 | KO:

Played at Shawfield Park. Teams:- Clyde A: Kennedy; Fraser, Blair; McLeod, Wylie, Stewart; Gray, McGlashan, Greer, Scott, Wilson.
Aberdeen A: King; Hannah, Low; Moffat, Macfarlane, Henderson; Hay, Scott, McKenzie, Edgar, Jaffrey.
Referee - W. McCartney, Paisley.

The Clyde kicked off in a thick fog, which gave indication of the game being brought to a premature close. The ground also was frozen hard, and players could use no liberties whatever. The Clyde were first to attack, Gray sending in a shot, which Low cleared in fine style. Wylie gained possession, and shot with unerring aim, but King saved. Clyde continued to press, and Wylie was again successful with a straight drive. By and by Aberdeen broke up the attack, and Hannah, from long range, send behind. The visitors returned, and McKenzie, when looking dangerous, was forced to kick past. Clyde soon had another innings, Gray being robbed of the ball in the act of shooting and on the Aberdeen coming in. End to end play followed, but it was rarely the forwards got a set opportunity of shooting. Clyde now took up a strong lead, and both Greer and Wilson shot harmlessly past. Just before the interval Aberdeen forced a corner, which gave the home backs a tough job to clear.

In the gathering gloom Aberdeen started the second half with dash, and Edgar at once ran in, but his shot went a trifle wide. Clyde then took matters in hand, and Fairlie swarmed in front of their opponents' goal. Great was prominent with several fine centres, and one of these Wyllie almost headed through. At this time Aberdeen fell away, as their defence was sorely taxed. Gray continued to send in fine centres, which the Clyde, with a little steadiness in front of goal, might have used to more advantage. Success at length came to the Clyde, Scott equalising with a long shot. Strenuous efforts were afterwards made by both sides to gain the lead, but so dense to the fog become that the movements of the players latterly could not be followed. Five minutes from time the game was stopped.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 6th December 1909


The members of the "A" team had a curious experience on Saturday. When they arrived in Glasgow, they found to their dismay that the hamper containing their boots, jerseys, and knickers had been left at some roadside station by the railway officials in mistake. A nice predicament to be in, and a League game to play. Telegrams were dispatched forthwith, and the result was that a call on the Celts at Parkhead relieved them of further anxiety, as they were supplied then with the necessary garments to play in, and they proceeded to Shawfield ready for the fray. Their own outfit arrived after play had begun, being sent on with the next train. It was wonderful how the players adapted themselves to their new rigout, and whether it was the Celts' colours which held the Clyde players at bay we know not, but Aberdeen certainly had the best of matters in the first half, and but for the treacherous state of the ground, would have won outright. The pitch was ice-bound and dangerous, so that few risks were taken. Edgar served a lively goal in the first half, Aberdeen holding their own till about ten minutes before the game was stopped, when a slip on the ice let the Clyde forwards in in a bunch and equalised the game. By this time it was almost impossible to see the ball, and the game was stopped five minutes from time, with the score - Aberdeen A, 1 goal; Clyde A 1 goal.

Source: Bon-Accord, 9th December 1909

Clyde Teamsheet
Kennedy; Fraser, Blair; McLeod, Wylie, Stewart; Gray, McGlashan, Greer, Scott, Wilson
Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Hannah, Low, Moffat, MacFarlane, Henderson, Hay, , McKenzie, Edgar, Jaffrey.
Venue: Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow
Referee: Mr W. McCartney, Paisley