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Aberdeen 4 - 1 Queens Park Strollers

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 Queens Park Strollers

Scottish Reserve League
Aberdeen scorers: Jaffrey, Soye, Edgar, Jaffrey.
Queens Park Strollers scorers: Bain

28/03/1910 | KO: 17:00

Queen's Park strollers visited Pittodrie, and engaged Aberdeen "A" in a Reserve League fixture last night. Aberdeen tried a new centre in W. D. Nichol, late Notts County. Queen's attacked in the first minutes, but subsequently Aberdeen did all the pressing, and Bell in clearing kicked up against Jaffrey and the ball went into the net. Shortly afterwards Nichol struck the bar with a strong drive, and Jaffrey scored from the rebound. Aberdeen led by 2-0 at half-time. Play, although more even in the second half, was mostly in favour of Aberdeen, who scored through Soye, and Jaffrey headed a fourth. Bain scored for Queen's. Result :- Aberdeen "A", four; Queen's Park Strollers, one.

Source: The Scotsman, 29th March 1910

There was only a very small crowd at Pittodrie on Monday night, when the Queen's Park Strollers played their return game in the Reserve League competition. Both teams were strongly represented, the home side turning out a new centre forward in W. D. Nicholl, late of Notts County, and at present stationed with his regiment at Fort George. What a difference we saw in the play from that of Saturday. We have no hesitation in saying that Monday's Reserve team would have knocked spots off Saturday's lot, and would have beaten Kilmarnock easily. There was pretty passing - a good understanding, and when it is stated that Aberdeen "A" won by 4-1, that surely bears out all the good things we have said about them. The new centre displayed great dash, and slung the ball out to the wings with nice judgement. He did not manage to score a goal all on his own, but he made the openings for those that did count, and it is here where his services were of most value. The two goals in the first period were the result of neat work by the forwards, whose passing was beyond reproach, and quite worthy of the higher class. In defence the Strollers were strong, time and again putting the home side to the right about very cleverly. After Soye and Jaffrey had added to the score in the second period, the left wing of the Strollers also got through and scored very smartly. The Strollers had a smart team, their outside right being a brother of Bennett of the Rangers.

Source: Bon-Accord, 31st March 1910

Queen's Park Strollers XI visited Pittodrie last night and engaged in a Scottish Reserve League fixture. W. D. Nichol, a burly player, late of Notts County, appeared at centre forward for the homesters and created a favourable impression, his shooting and bustling tactics being features of the match. There was a poor attendance of spectators. Team:-

Aberdeen A: King; Hannah, Low; Moffat, Macfarlane, Henderson; C. V. A. McEchern, Soye, W. H. Nichol, J. Edgar, Jaffrey.
Queen's Park Strollers: T. Bell; Newman, M. M. Fletcher; J. Leckie, A. Pettigrew, A. F. Murray; James Bennett, J. Bryce, J. S. Leckie jun., R. B. Bain, C. D. Risk.
Referee - Mr. J. H. Russell, Aberdeen.

Aberdeen faced a fairly strong sun, and the Queen's were aggressive at the outset, but McEchern relieved with a swift run. Fletcher fouled within the penalty line in clearing his cross, but the referee failed to notice the incident. Aberdeen pressed for a time, and a splendid center by Soye was fielded by Bell, who in clearing kicked the ball against Jaffrey, and it rebounded into the net, after 10 minutes' play. Some good passing on the part of the homesters followed, and Soye, Nicol, and Edgar shown in some pretty movements. As the game progressed Queen's improved, and their smart footwork for a time was exhilarating. After Jaffrey had run up and crossed, Aberdeen were awarded a penalty for an infringement by Newman, but Macfarlane, who took the kick, shot weakly against Bell. The Aberdeen right shown for a time, and McEchern crossed accurately for fletcher to clear. Some time later Nicol was unfortunate in missing with a creditable try. Bennett and Bryce lead a lively combined movement, which was nullified by Hannah. Nicol showed great resource, and his weight stood him in good stead. Risk was the first to test King with a good effort from long range. At the other end McEchern had a great shot luckily blocked. A long series of fouls helped to make the game uninteresting for a time. Queen's were seldom dangerous, and although Aberdeen did most of the attacking, Bell was seldom tested. Nicol had a terrific shot, which rebounded off the upright and went to Edgar, who put Aberdeen two up. Aberdeen easily had the best of matters, and lead at the interval by 2 goals to 0.

After Nicol had led off for the homesters, Bennett tested King from Risk's cross. Aberdeen were soon at the other end, where a fruitless corner followed. Queen's right was prominent for a time, but the home defence was not severely tested. Soye's dribbling was a feature of the game, but he was inclined to be selfish, and in Nicol and McEchern got little of the ball. Queen's left got a corner, but Leckie kicked high over. McEchern had a fruitless drive at Bell's end. Subsequently Nicol crossed from a difficult to angle, and Soye scored, Fletcher kicking out after the ball had gone over the line. Queens warmed to their work, and Aberdeen's goal had narrow escapes from Leckie jun., and Risk. Successive corners ensued two Aberdeen, and Nicol on two occasions had hard luck. Rushing in on Bell, he caused the keeper to clear weakly, and Jaffrey headed through the fourth goal. Nicol again caused Bell trouble, and from Soye's cross Bell again had to fist out. Hannah missing his kick allowed Bain to get through, and he easily beat King. Immediately afterwards the home goal had a narrow escape with King out of his charge. Give and take play followed, and the game resulted - Aberdeen A, 4; Queen's Park Strollers, 1.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 29th March 1910

Queens Park Strollers Teamsheet
T. Bell; Newman, M. M. Fletcher; J. Leckie, A. Pettigrew, A. F. Murray; James Bennett, J. Bryce, J. S. Leckie jun., R. B. Bain, C. D. Risk
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr J. H. Russell, Aberdeen