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Montrose 1 - 0 Aberdeen

HT Score: Montrose 0 - 0 Aberdeen

Northern League
Montrose scorers: McKenzie

30/12/1911 | KO:

Aberdeen A Beaten

Aberdeen A found Montrose a tougher lot at Links Park than at Pittodrie, and left the two Northern League points behind them. There were plenty of hard knocks agoing, and Hannah, Edgar, and Neilson were reported to have had their full share.

The opening exchanges favoured Montrose, king being called upon to handle in the first minute. Aberdeen forced a corner, but nothing resulted, and at the other end Murray tried King with a swift low grounder. Aberdeen again attacked, but without result, while McKenzie and Burrell showed clever combination on the Montrose right wing. At the other end a corner was forced, but to no purpose, and Montrose again got in the ascendancy, but Burrell's parting shot was weak. Murray sent off for Montrose, but was heavily grassed. Dorward, at centre for Montrose, was played clever football, and he had a great try at goal from far out. Montrose continued to hold the upper hand, and time and again Dorward was all but through. King was having a busy time, and Hannah as robust methods of defence were not pleasing the home crowd. After Aberdeen had visited the other end, and been repulsed by Williams, Dorward made rapid strides for goal. Mary followed close in, and when near goal he was badly tripped by Walker. A penalty kick was given, but Mackenzie failed to score.

Montrose continued to have the upper hand in the second half, although Aberdeen made several trades on Montrose is goal. The home defence, of which Williams was the hero, was never in difficulties. Mackenzie broke away from the Aberdeen attack, and travelling the whole length of the field, capped a fine run by sending in a grounder from far out, which beat King. Hannah was off with an injured knee at the time, and returned almost immediately after the goal was scored.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 1st January 1912

Montrose Teamsheet
Don; McCrae, Williams; Ford, Matthew, Inglis; McKenzie, Burrell, Dorward, Graham, A. N. Other
Venue: Links Park, Montrose
Referee: Mr T. Pender, Brechin