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Fraserburgh 1 - 4 Aberdeen

HT Score: Fraserburgh 0 - 3 Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire Cup Second Round
Fraserburgh scorers: George Taylor
Aberdeen scorers: Dickson, Walker, Douglas, Dickson.

16/12/1911 | KO:

Reserves Easy Victory Fraserburgh Player Hurt

There were fully 1000 spectators at Bellslea Park, Fraserburgh, when Aberdeen A administered a 4-1 defeat upon Fraserburgh, the holders, in the second round of the Aberdeenshire Cup.

Fraserburgh won the toss, and played two wards the Links and goal. The visitors forced the pace, and the ball when softly to Milne, who cleared. Dickson caught the ball, however, and scored easily, Milne being out of his goal. Locals retaliated, but found King safe. McNab had a beautiful try, but King tipped over the bar. Walker, by lying offside, lost a golden opportunity. Crawford let W. Paterson away, but nothing resulted. Harper handled, and Buchan took the kick, but the Aberdeen defence averted danger. Douglas had hard lines with a high shot. Finnie gave away a corner, without advantage to the visitors. J. Paterson was almost through but harper saved the situation.
Shortly afterwards Jackson shot past. Aberdeen pressed, and Milne saved a great shot from Walker. Douglas, when in a lovely position, was given offside. Crawford while blocking Douglas got a severe strain, and the game was temporarily suspended. Crawford was carried to the pavilion, and attended to by doctors White and McConnachie. On resuming, Taylor handled just outside the penalty area, but Milne saved brilliantly from the resultant kick.
Fraserburgh were under a distinct handicap in the loss of Crawford, and walker got in rather easily, sending the ball high into the net. The locals attacked, but could not beat the Aberdeen defence. Owing to a mistake by Finnie, a third goal from Aberdeen A was scored by Douglas.

In the second half Crawford was unable to return to the field. The visitors pressed on the restart, and Milne saved from Douglas. W. Stephen let Witts away, and the ball then went to W. Patterson, who had hard lines in not scoring. Buchan saved a likely chance from Neilson. A melee in front of the local goal ended in Milne saving brilliantly. Tait had next to retire from the field with a twisted ankle. McNab had a splendid run for the locals, but, with his wing man left clear, shot high over. Stephen saved what seemed a certain date by stopping walker in fine style.
The ball was kept for a time in the local territory. Tait returned limping badly. Milne saved well from Dickson. Low tripped Buchan, and had to be spoken to by the referee. The locals then had a look-in, and McNab almost scored, but King saved. Dickson score the fourth point for the Aberdeen teams from well out. Taylor, from an individual run, beat King with a low swift shot. Fraserburgh kept up the pressure, but were subjected to rather rough treatment. Milne saved at the expense of a corner from Douglas. McNab was almost through. He crossed accurately, and Paterson shot hard in, but King saved well. The game ended with the Fraserburgh pressing.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 18th December 1911

Fraserburgh Teamsheet
Milne; Finnie, Tait; Crawford, Buchan W., Stephen; W. Paterson, J. Paterson, George Taylor, McNab, Witts
Attendance: 1,000
Venue: Bellslea Park, Fraserburgh
Referee: Mr J. H. Russell, Aberdeen