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Aberdeen 2 - 0 Dundee A

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Dundee A

Scottish Reserve League
Aberdeen scorers: Scott (Pen), Scott.

01/01/1910 | KO: 12:30

The New Year's fare at, Pittodrie was Dundee 'A,' who opposed the local reserves in the Reserve League competition. A stiffish breeze blew down the field, which had the effect of making the ball take peculiar turns at times, and greatly disconcerted the players till they caught on to its vagaries. From the manner in which the visitors started, and the rocky defence set up by the home side, it was confidently expected that, before the finish, Aberdeen 'A' would be a few goals to the bad. Though the Dundonians had many opportunities to score, they failed to get the ball in the net, the teams retiring at the end of 45 minutes without a goal being notched. Trainer Forsyth had surely some special mixture for his men at half-time, for they went at it with refreshing vim on resuming, and were more in the picture than ever they had been before, after a spell of give-and-take sort of play, Aberdeen got into their stride, and, after peppering Philip for time a penalty was given against the left back, from which Scott opened the score. Shortly after the Peterhead player picked up a nice pass, and wormed through the defence on his own, landing the ball in the net, well out of Philip's reach. It was a splendid effort, and settled the issue, for Dundee were hard put to keep the home side from adding to their total. From a bad beginning the game was full of interest at the finish, Aberdeen being worthy winners by 2-0. On the Dundee side Philip was as alert as ever in goal, while Lawson was the better of the two backs. The halves indulged in strong kicking, and were specially at fault in the second period. In the attack Dinnie was most prominent, but we could not say any of the others caught our fancy for anything they did. King did a lot of good work in goal - at times risking a bit too much, but it always came off. Hannah also played a good game, but Low was not a patch on what we have seen him at back, and Was better when he changed places with Macfarlane. "Mac" put in a lot of ster┬Čling work along with Moffat and easily took the honours in the middle line. The front line all did well, Scott being the "star" of the lot, closely followed by the extreme men- Hay, and Jaffray. Edgar and McKenzie also did some smart work, but were well watched by the Dundonians' defence.

Source: Bon-Accord, 6th January 1910

After the heavy rains of the earlier part of the day, the pitch at Pittodrie Park was in a sudden condition when Aberdeen A entertained Dundee A on Saturday in the Scottish Reserve League. Teams:-

Aberdeen A: King; Hannah, Low; Moffat, Macfarlane, Henderson; Hay, Scott, McKenzie, Edgar, Jaffrey.
Dundee A: Philip; Dorward, Lawson; Hampton, Comrie, Mair; Wilson, Steven, Dinnie, Grady, McCann.
to To referee - Mr. W T. Leck, Kirkcaldy.

The atmosphere had cleared finely, but there was a nasty cross-wind from the south-west when Dundee kicked west before an increasing crowd or 1000 spectators. Wilson early got past Low, but Macfarlane chipped in nicely, and McKenzie was repulsed by Lawson. Then Hannah was cheered for a lovely tackle of McCann. To subsequently Low gave away a corner by recklessness, and King cleared from Hampton. The game early gave evidence of being fast and exciting, and after McKenzie had led a spirited but fruitless run by the home van, he just missed with a grounder. Off rushed Wilson, and, passing Low, he passed to Dinnie, who placed the ball in the net, but offside had previously gone. Then Scott had a lovely solo run half the length of the field, but Philip cleared his final effort. Following upon a rush by Aberdeen, the home goal had a narrow escape. Wilson beat Low, and closing in, a goal seemed certain after King had fallen his length at the ball and missed, but Moffat saved a certain goal, while the next second at the expense of a fruitless corner King saved superbly from Dinnie. At this stage Macfarlane changed places with Low, who was very erratic. Dan McCann tested King with a trimmer from the penalty line, and then a fouled close in looked dangerous for the homesters, were Lawson kicked over. Play continued in Aberdeen's penalty area, and Hampton struck the upright, and Grady sent the rebound high over. Aberdeen's right brought relief, but the visiting backs were safe. There was much tumbling, and not a few fouls in the game consequent upon its fast nature. The bird was then on the other foot for a time, and following upon some pressure Philip cleared well from McKenzie. King's runs out to clear were a feature of the play, and they were always characterised by good judgment and precision. Scott was proving a hot handful to Mair and Hampton, and his tricky work won deserved rounds of applause. The homesters, however, could make little of the visiting defence, and were once again on the defensive. King threw himself at a fast ball from Stephen, which went past the wrong side of the post. Aberdeen's left had a spanking rush, but Scott shot wildly past from a most favorable position. Dundee were once more the aggressors, but Hannah's defensive work was superb. Steven was all but through, but King luckily blocked his shot. The game was stopped for a time owing to an injury to Dorward, but he soon recovered. Low was limping on the homesters side. Aberdeen pressed for a time, but did not look like scoring, although McKenzie and Scott worked hard. Play became an none too interesting near half-time which arrived with - Aberdeen A 0, Dundee A 0.

There were 1600 spectators present at the restart. Aided by the wind, none D assumed the aggressive, and a series of badly-directed kicks were sent Kingwards without result. Scott essayed are relief, but await the back and an officially unnoticed foul repelled the invasion. After a long attack by Dundee the wily Scott brought relief, but McKenzie got offside. By brilliant work, Scott again made headway for his side, and on his passing to Hay, that player was adjudged offside - a decision that was not well received by the crowd. In another inrush a Dundee player fisted the ball in the prescribed area, and from the resultant penalty Scott scored. Aberdeen continued the aggressors, and Hay gave Philip a touch-line bouncer. Scott was the life and soul of the home attack, and was easily the best forward afield. His work encouraged his colleagues, and enabled his side to have the better of the exchanges for a time at least. Fouls were rather numerous, and one by a Dundonian enabled Jaffrey to centre, and Scott almost got through again. At the other end a square by McCann saw King save from Dinnie's head. Dundee attacked in earnest, and favourable play was nullified by Comrie shooting over. Jaffrey, nicely let away, made Philip show his usual Pittodrie form to clear the cross. Offside was equally cruel to each side, and Dundee then had a share. After Dinnie had struck the base of the upright with a slack effort, Dundee had a fruitless corner. Dinnie ploughed past Moffat and Hannah, but King cleared. Then, after Hay had an incursion, Philip ran out to fist and missed, but Dorward cleared. Mackenzie outwitted Dorward and Comrie, and gave Philip a ball which the keeper tipped over the bar for a fruitless corner. It was a fitting heading to this great afternoon's work that Scott should have scored a second goal for his side. He caught up a weak clearance by Lawson from McKenzie, and outwitted the back, neatly put the issue beyond doubt. The homesters were in romping form, the whole side working with great determination. Lawson neatly dispossessed Scott in one of his dangerous rushes, and then Dundee made a great effort to get through, but the end came with the score - Aberdeen A 2, Dundee A.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 3rd January 19010

Dundee A Teamsheet
Philip; Dorward, Lawson; Hampton, Comrie, Mair; Wilson, Steven, Dinnie, Grady, McCann
Attendance: 1,600
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr W. T. Leck, Kirkcaldy