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Heart of Midlothian 0 - 0 Aberdeen

HT Score: Heart of Midlothian 0 - 0 Aberdeen

Scottish Reserve League

11/03/1911 | KO:

This reserve match was played at Tynecastle, Edinburgh, before about 2000 spectators. The Hearts had a new goalkeeper, who went under the name of "Thomson." During the first half the Hearts were the better side, and Bennet, Smith, and Melrose had good tries for goal, but Greig saved finely. Aberdeen started well in the second half, and "Thomson" got a lot of work to do, but as the game went on the Hearts had a more equal share of the play. A fairly interesting game ended in a goalless draw.

Source: The Scotsman, 13th March 1911

At Tynecastle. Teams:-

Hearts: Thomson; McManus, Nellies; Mercer, Farr, Wilson; Bennett, Melrose, Smith, Watson, Lowe.
Aberdeen A: Greig; Hannah, Harper; Davidson, Findlay, Low; Hay, Towns, Watson, Edgar, Robertson.
Referee - Mr. W. T. Leck, Kirkcaldy.

The game opened quietly, Bennett claiming a corner off Harper in the first 5 minutes, but Greig clearing. Davidson helped his forwards to force the game, and from one of his passes towns sent in a shot which Thomson only managed to get at the second attempt. The Hearts then pressed, and Mercer and Smith tried shots, while Bennett a few minutes later forced Greig to concede a corner with a surprise shot, and the visitors were lucky in not having a goal put up against and. Aberdeen retaliated, and play preceded briskly, with neither side holding the advantage for any length of time. Nearing the interval the Hearts attack, and Bennett, who was running and shooting well, made a good attempt to snatch a goal. Greig had to give away a corner, but this was saved, and half-time was called without either team having scored.

Hearts resumed and broke away on the left wing, but Melrose shot wide. Aberdeen retaliated, and for some time the home goal had a few narrow escapes. Hearts to cut the attack. Aberdeen were no playing with 10 men, Low having been carried off. Two unfruitful corners fell two hearts, and still no score accrued. The Hearts' had the best of the game, but could not score.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 13th March 1911

Heart of Midlothian Teamsheet
Thomson; McManus, Nellies; Mercer, Farr, Wilson; Bennett, Melrose, Smith, Watson, Lowe
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Greig, Hannah, Harper, Davidson, Findlay, Low, Hay, Towns, Watson, Edgar, Robertson.
Attendance: 2,000
Venue: Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Referee: Mr W. T. Leck, Kirkcaldy
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