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Aberdeen 2 - 2 Bo'ness

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 2 Bo'ness

Aberdeen scorers: McCunn, Edgar.
Bo'ness scorers: Messer, Morton

22/01/1910 | KO:

On Friday night Pittodrie grounds were inspected by Mr J. H. Russell, and although the surface was covered by snow, it was quite possible to play on, and it was decided that an early examination would be necessary in the morning in case hard frost set in. This was exactly what happened at 8 o'clock on Saturday morning; where snow had been the night before, ice had taken its place. The inspector declared the ground unplayable, the word was sent to Bo'ness, but as they had left as early as 6 a.m., they arrived in Aberdeen to find their journey fruitless. An appeal to the Aberdeen officials to play a friendly in view of the expense they had incurred was acceded to; and as the A team had been wired not to come to Fraserburgh, they took the snow-covered pitch against Bo'ness. There was not much play to be seen, parts of the pitch being positively dangerous, and the players did not take too much risks. McGunn, who was playing centre, opened the scoring, and Bo'ness with the breeze soon got level, and before half-time took the lead.

The second half was a repetition of the first, with the exception that the home forwards played with more dash, and Edgar put the scores level. Twice they almost had the ball through, but the game ended level, and Bo'ness were extremely grateful to the Aberdeen officials for obliging them in the matter of getting some money to pay their expenses north. Had they not played, Bo'ness would have had to do the double journey at the expense of one gate. However, they impressed us as a lot that will require to be taken very seriously this week, as they have several players, notably their wing men and centre half, who shaped very well.

Source: Bon-Accord, 27th January 1910

This [scheduled] Scottish Cup tie was declared off at Aberdeen early in the forenoon. The teams, however, played a friendly game on a frostbound pitch, but the football was never of a serious nature. Aberdeen put their reserve team on the field, while Bo'ness were at full strength. Result :- Aberdeen, two goals, Bo'ness, two goals. The teams will meet again on Saturday.

Source: The Scotsman, 24th January 1910

Bo'ness Teamsheet
Thomson; McLean, McIntosh; Hossack, Rankine, Rodgers; Messer, Lochhead, Morton, Haddow, MacDonald
Attendance: 1,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr James Winter, Dundee