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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Forfar Athletic

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic

Scottish Reserve League
Aberdeen scorers: Douglas, Campbell, McIntosh 20.

11/11/1911 | KO:

Victory For Reserves Forfar Athletic Outclassed

In the Scottish reserve league match at Pittodrie on Saturday, Aberdeen A defeated Forfar athletic by 3 goals to 0.


Aberdeen set the pace, and Mitchell was early visited, but McIntosh shot wide, and play was transferred. Forfar's innings was but momentary, however, an infringement sending them to the right-about. The Loons were soon back again, but when well placed, Anderson finished weakly. In a twinkling Aberdeen were upon Mitchell in a body; but two corners in quick succession were of no avail. The Athletic made progress, and with the home backs none too safe danger attended the Forfar invasion. Harper miskicked badly, but Edgar saved the situation. Low, after manoeuvring finely, had a creditable try.
For a short time Forfar did most of the pressing, but at close quarters they were exceedingly weak, and as a result numerous chances were lost. Harper in judiciously fouled just outside the penalty line, but Murphy sent the ball soaring over the bar.
The best shot of the match so far came from Petrie, who from fully 30 yards out sent in a scorcher, which King was obliged to tip over the bar. As the game progressed Forfar improved, and time and again they had the home defence in trouble. From a breakaway by Aberdeen McIntosh got an excellent opening, but the inside right shot wildly, and the chance was lost. There was little or no combination among the home forwards, and shooting seemed with them a lost art, while the Forfar defence invariably proved more than a match for them. Half-time arrived without scoring.

Aberdeen started the second half sensationally McIntosh heading through within 2 minutes as the result of a well-placed corner by Edgar. Encouraged by their success, the homesters made things hum for a time, Neilson had a great shot, which grazed the crossbar, and then Edgar tested the custodian. The Forfar defence was having an anxious time, but the pressure was gradually relieved. The homesters soon returned, however, and forced a corner, which proved fruitless. After a quarter of an hour's briskness, play deteriorated considerably, and some feeling began to creep into the game. After Bannerman had been unceremoniously bowled over when in a favourable position, Anderson got off. After outwitting several opponents he sent wide. Then Aberdeen once more became the aggressors, and from an excellent cross by Neilson, which Mitchell bungled, Douglas had simply to walk the ball into the net. Just before the close Campbell added a third goal for Aberdeen.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 13th November 1911

Forfar Athletic Teamsheet
Mitchell; Chapman, Gibb; Murphy, Bruce, Ogilvie; Bannerman, Laing, "Anderson", Dorward,Petrie
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr J. C. Henderson