Saving layout

One Moment...

Resetting layout

One Moment...

Customise your homepage

Drag each panel to set your preferred order. Click the eye icon to toggle the visibility of the panel. You can reset the layout by clicking the 'Default' button above.
On This Day
Social History
Match Centre / League Table
Players / Managers / HOF
The Aberdeen Collection
Squad (Hidden)
Profile / Dark Blue Dons / Wartime Dons
Results / Pittodrie Stadium
RedTV / Milestones

Brechin City 1 - 0 Aberdeen

HT Score: Brechin City 0 - 0 Aberdeen


10/12/1910 | KO:


Played at Brechin on Saturday. Teams:-

Brechin: Balfour; Ross, Shand; Findlay, Smith, Campbell; Lyon, Davidson, Collie, Burnett, Milne.
Aberdeen A: Greig; Hannah, Harper; Watson, Macfarlane, Low; Hay, Scott, Nichol, Edgar, Robertson.
Referee - Mr. Low, Brechin.

The locals hovered round Greig, but the keeper was not seriously called on. The yellow brigade set the pace through Nichol, but Smith kept at his heels. Brechin were not long in altering their team, Findlay taking up his old place, Lyon going right half and Smith outside right. The pressure was maintained by the Dons. Robertson relieved the monotony of bad shooting by a great shot, saved in equally great fashion by Balfour. A couple of corners to Aberdeen were well placed, but the lost the advantage by fouling badly. Once Aberdeen had very hard lines, Balfour emerging with credit from many opponents. Brechin's defence was being hard put to it, but they never wavered. Nichol tried often, but Findlay was ever at him. Campbell raised the cheers of the crowd with an excellent bit of tackling, and Collie wormed in on Greig without result.

Brechin pressed after the resumption, and a corner was quickly transferred north. Again the keeper Siobhan, and the forwards to the heart, and, led by Smith, spanked up the field. Don't miss was fast creeping down and it was difficult to distinguish the players.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 12th December 1910

A Series of muddles seemed to pervade the Northern League fixture with Aberdeen A and Brechin City. It seems a wire was sent to Aberdeen cancelling the match, but it was not received in time befoie the team had left. On arriving, the weather had cleared somewhat, and after some negotiations play was resolved on. Brechin City desired to play a "friendly," but Aberdeen A being out on League business would have nothing else. It was ultimately decided to play for the points, and a start was made before a handful of spectators, Brechin having to make up their team with locals.
Although Aberdeen pressed for most part of the game, they could not score. Accidents robbed them, of Edgar, then Low, who had to be attended to, and twenty minutes from time Nichol had to leave the field. Brechin scored the only goal of the game, and won the points. Evidently neither team seemed to take the matter very seriously, and in ordinary circumstances Aberdeen ought to have scored sufficiently in the first half to have ensured victory. Brechin made the best of a bad job, and took the advantage when the time came, though no doubt they would have preferred Aberdeen A to have visited them when the weather was more propitious for the game.

Source: Bon-Accord, 15th December 1910

Brechin City Teamsheet
Balfour; Ross, Shand; Findlay, Smith, Campbell; Lyon, Davidson, Collie, Burnett, Milne
Venue: Glebe Park, Brechin
Referee: Mr Low, Brechin
Next Match
23 Jul 2024 / 19:45 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen