Montrose Beaten At Pittodrie - New Forward's Display
The first Northern League game for the season at Pittodrie - between Aberdeen A and Montrose - was a somewhat disappointing exhibition. The home reserves were the masters throughout, and practically controlled the scoring. Montrose were a smart, nippy combination, but invariably met disaster in the Pittodrie defence. A disappointing feature of Aberdeen's game was the display of the halves, Brewster the specially coming in for a good deal of comment from the crowds. The backs and goalkeeper were all that could be desired, but McBay's in goal for Montrose was clearly the result of a misunderstanding. Forward the players were average, Muir putting on the first point.
The second half was as dull as the first part, and when the visitors drew level it required little extra effort on the part of the Pittodrie 11 to again take and retained the lead. McIntosh put through with his head. The interest of the crowd was centered mainly on the performance of the new outside left on view. The player was Green, of Glasgow Benburn, and late of the local Mugiemoss. He received few opportunities from his club mates, and during the opening half the spectators loudly demanded that he should get more support. When he did get the ball, he showed real ability in getting over, and several of his crosses on the run worked tit-bits of the game. At times he was inclined to be slow, but with more help from his partners is seemed as if he would have done better.
,b>Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 20th October 1913