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Hearts 2 - 0 Aberdeen

HT Score: Hearts 0 - 0 Aberdeen

Scottish Reserve League
Hearts scorers: Simpson, ?

05/02/1910 | KO:

The weather was very wet in the South last Saturday, which made the going very heavy in all the games.
Aberdeen A under these circumstances thought they did very well at Tynecastle by only being defeated by 2-0, especially against such a heavy team.

Source: Bon-Accord, 10th February 1910

The teams were:-

Hearts A: Bell; Morrison, Russell; Courts, Bennett, Richardson; Hall, Simpson, Millar, Waterston, White.
Aberdeen: King; Hannah, Low; Moffat, Harper, Henderson; Hay, Towns, Mackay, Edgar, Jaffrey.
Referee - Mr. Nisbet.

Aberdeen kicked off, and mainly through Courts the home team assumed the offensive, and a great run by Waterston was a bit wide. The Hearts continued to keep the visitors in their own half of the ground, good tries by White and Bennett meeting with no success, however, and a header by Millar met with a like fate. Henderson, Aberdeen's left half, next had a solo run half the length of the field, but his centre was fisted out by Bell, despite the attentions of the visiting centre forward, Mackay. Two corners fell to the hearts, but both were cleared, and then Mackay missed a palpable chance of placing his team one up from a fine pass by Jaffrey. The visitors were now having more of the game, and bell had to effect several clearances. The ground was cutting up badly, and King had to throw himself at a shot from White to prevent Millar securing a point. Then offside spoiled a likely chance for the visitors. A rally in front of the home goal looked dangerous, but Morrison cleared with a long drive, and then Edgar finished up by sending past. Bell had next to throw himself at a drooping shot from one of the Aberdeen forwards.

On the restart, a rush was made by the visitors on the home goal, where Mackay tried to break through, and then play veered to the other end, Courts striking the upright with a great drive. The visitors were footing the screw on, and Jaffrey was prominent with a shot which glanced right along the cross-bar. The home defence were now getting something to do, and Russell is specially was standing out well to the attack of the visiting forwards. The game was over much quieter nature than in the first half, the visitors having the pull in the matter of play. A perfectly just offside decision by the referee gave the grand stand something to shout that. Shots were being sent in from every direction on bell, but Morrison and Russell stood out well to the Aberdeen attack, which was never pressed home. Neither team seemed able to make any headway, the ball being passed and repassed in a desultory fashion, and Mackay had hard lines in not getting an goal with a low shot. A few seconds later Simpson got away and scored with a low shot for the Hearts.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 7th February 1910

Hearts Teamsheet
Bell; Morrison, Russell; Courts, Bennett, Richardson; Hall, Simpson, Millar, Waterston, White
Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Hannah, Low, Moffat, Harper, Henderson, Hay, Towns, McKay, Edgar, Jaffrey.
Venue: Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Referee: Mr John Nisbet, Edinburgh