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Aberdeen 5 - 0 Montrose

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Montrose

Northern League
Aberdeen scorers: Brown, Douglas, Douglas, Douglas, Edgar.

25/11/1911 | KO: 14:40

Montrose Swamped At Pittodrie Hat Trick By Douglas

Aberdeen A were in grand form on Saturday when the received, as visitors, Montrose under Northern League auspices. They sent the visitors home with a defeat of five goals to nil, and the later stages of the game were played in semi-darkness.

THE GAME

Aberdeen lost the toss, and kicked off, and at once went towards Don, who was lucky to save from Edgar. Harper, when pressed, made a find kick, and cleared magnificently. Down came the green stripes, but Harper and Hannah sent them home again. A brilliant run down by the visitors ended in Cameron sending in a hot shot, but King saved brilliantly, and proved himself worthy of a better position. Aberdeen were for a time fully occupied keeping the visitors' forwards away from King, but at last the homesters got going, and Brown was looking dangerous when he was ruled offside.
The visitors then came down, and Harper missed frightfully, deceiving King, and, but for the custodians quickness and presence of mind, a goal would have resulted. King cleared well, however, and sent the leather well up. The home front line looked like business, but Douglas in a fine position shot wide. Dorward took a fine pass from Burrell, and shot, but King handled comfortably. The Aberdonians were fighting for a goal, and after a quarter of an hour's hard labour, they attained their object through Brown.
After the kick-off the again pressed, and several times narrowly missed. The visitors were showing good pluck, and every time they got hold of the ball repressed. Hannah at this stage did much to save King, who was getting cold. Cameron Waugh came up with a hard shot, but it was misdirected. Montrose pressed, but Harper started to retrieve his lost fortunes, and saved in fine style. Aberdeen had a rundown, and got to Don, but were extremely weak in front of goal. They were, with the exception of the easy shot which fetched their goal, exceedingly disappointing. McRae was taking well for his side, and often sent Aberdeen's efforts to the wind. He was steady and strong. Douglas was robbed when nearing the quarter line with a brilliant touch. It took two men to do it, however. The game then became of and an interesting character, and the plate was inferior.

After the restart Aberdeen pressed hard, and things looked ugly for Montrose. But Harper and Hannah were all there. Douglas scored a second point for Aberdeen. The game was now all in the visitors' quarters, and Don was called upon time and again. The crowd got excited when a scrimmage took place in front of Don, and Douglas walked the leather into the net. It seemed offside, but the referee a loud a goal. With their three goal lead the homesters seemed confident, and played accordingly. Within 20 minutes from time Douglas took a fine pass from the wing and put right into the net. Darkness set in, and it was impossible to see the players movements from the press box.
Ten minutes before time, and in semi-darkness, the game preceded, but the crowd left because they could not see the ball. Edgar scored a fifth goal 5 minutes before time.

In the course of the second half one of the visiting side was ordered off the field.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 27th November 1911

Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Hannah, Harper, Millar, Watson, Low, Dalziel, Brown, Douglas, Edgar, Neilson.
Montrose Teamsheet
Don; McKenzie, McRae; Ford, Matthew, Inglis; Burness, Dorward, Cameron, Burrell, Murray   Unknown up
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr A. Watt, Aberdeen
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