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Aberdeen 1 - 0 Aberdeen University

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Aberdeen University

Aberdeen scorers: Neilson.

13/01/1912 | KO:

Students At Pittodrie

Pittodrie was occupied by Aberdeen A and Aberdeen university in an old fashioned friendly, Hannah was absent from the reserves defense, and might have been missed had the students followed up fast outfield work by cohesion and pith at goalmouth. So lamentably weak were they there that, although there's side kept on the defensive the most of the afternoon, the fact remains that, had the 'Varsity forwards taken a tithe of the chances which were sent their way in the first period, principally by Jackson, he would have won. The outside left was in fine form, and with the backs and goalkeeper was easily the pick of aside, which, through the fatal fault mentioned, quite failed to do itself justice.

the game itself was quietly and pleasantly contested. In the first half there was a lot of midfield play. Walker, with somewhat more to do than King, effected a number of clever saves, and in rapid succession nullified runs by Reid and Brown when these forwards seemed to have his charge at their mercy. Towards the interval the 'Varsity attack was more prominent, but, as indicated, all the good spade work was rendered null and void when it came to finishing.

The students were kept mainly to their own territory in the second half, and Walker, Kennedy and Adam had little relief. Only once were then beaten, and that by Neilson, who, like Jackson, his vis-a-vis, was in a class by himself in his front line. He dribbled around Adam, and his fast grounder quite deceived Walker, who thought it would pass the outside of the far post. Occasionally the University forwards made for King, but, generally speaking, the game continued to be not far from Walker's charge. The custodian to the end was safe with everything that came his way. J. J. Simpson seemed to try to do too much, and his work suffered ineffectiveness.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 15th January 1912

Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Laing, Lamont, Edgar, Watson, Low, Dalziel, Reid, Campbell, Brown, Neilson.
Aberdeen University Teamsheet
W. G. Walker; Adam, Kennedy; Reid, J. J. Simpson, Sandison; Paterson, Macrae, MacKay, Gregor, T. Jackson
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr J. Ewan, Aberdeen