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Aberdeen 2 - 1 Montrose

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Montrose

Northern League
Aberdeen scorers: Towns, Hay.
Montrose scorers: Brown

17/09/1910 | KO: 15:30

Aberdeen A met punt rose at Pittodrie on Saturday in a Northern League much. Teams:-

Aberdeen A: Greig; Hannah, Harper; Davidson, Macfarlane, Robertson; Hay, Towns, McGunn, Edgar, Neilson.
Montrose: Paterson; Clark, Wyllie; Ford, Newman, Inglis; Brown, Burness, Wilson, G. Anderson, Murray.
Referee - Mr. Bell, Dundee.

Aberdeen turned out to a man short. Nichol, the usual center-forward, failed to turn up, and McGunn was ultimately called upon to fill the vacancy. Aberdeen opened promisingly. The halves ably supported the forwards, and the Montrose goal was subjected to severe pressure. A nice run down by Edgar and Neilson terminated in the former shooting hard and straight, but Paterson effectively cleared. Montrose were not prominent so far, and had Aberdeen had a more capable centre-forward several goals might have resulted. The other forwards were not free from blame in this respect. Although given several good openings, they completely failed to put them to good account. After some even play, both Hay and Towns threw away a good opportunities by wild shooting. So far, Greig had got little or nothing to do. The Montrose backs put in some good work, particularly Wyllie, who was always prominent in checking the attacks of the locals. Aberdeen had several corners, but failed to improve upon them.

The game had been only a minute resumed when Paterson had to handle from Hay. Subsequent play showed that both sets of forwards were deficient in shooting ability. The first goal came to Aberdeen, Towns heading in a cross from the left. Paterson seemed to be taken by surprise. Play was much more interesting after this. Montrose attacked, but they were soon sent to their own end, and during a scrimmage in front of the visitors' goal Aberdeen were awarded a penalty. Towns, who was entrusted with the kick, shot into Paterson's hands, and the keeper cleared. Aberdeen obtained another goal, Hay, during a scrimmage in front of Paterson, sending the ball over the goalline. Montrose became more lively, and Brown finished a clever individual run by scoring. This success stimulated the visitors to greater efforts, and they were awarded a penalty for Harper handling within the area. Ford, who was entrusted with the kick, sent yards wide, and the game ended in favour of Aberdeen by 2 goals to 1.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 19th September 1910

Montrose Teamsheet
Paterson; Clark, Wyllie; Ford, Newman, Inglis; Brown, Burness, Wilson, G. Anderson, Murray
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr Bell, Dundee
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