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Peterhead 1 - 0 Aberdeen

Aberdeenshire Cup Final First Leg
Peterhead scorers: A. McRobbie

21/03/1925 | KO: 15:30

Peterhead Get First Honours

Against Aberdeen at Recreation Park, Peterhead maintained their unbroken home record, and secured the honours in the first of the home-and-home final ties in the County Cup. They were fortunate to do so. The Aberdeen team had the bulk of the play, and owed their defeat to inaccurate finishing. After Peterhead got the lead, there was much hard play, but the meeting was none too exciting for a cup- tie. The city reserves were inclined to take things easy at the start, but they were soon made aware that the Peterhead defence was in a capricious mood and that there was real danger when the home forwards darted through. The first real thrill came from Peterhead. Craig was given a free kick from outside the penalty area, and sent in a drooping ball which Cunningham, who was on the line between his posts, caught with hands raised above his head. The custodian seemed to draw back the ball over the line before throwing clear, but the referee paid no heed to the spectators' cries for a goal. McLean, who was playing centre-forward in place of Duncan, who was injured the previous Saturday, created a dangerous situation or Cunningham. The custodian, however, cleared, but A. McRobbie nipped in and beat him with an unsaveable shot. It was the solitary goal of the match. On resuming, Aberdeen were all out to equalise. They had the advantage of weight and training, but the Peterhead half line did not spare themselves, tackling with fearless determination and promptitude, and when the city forwards got down Aitken and J. McRobbie they were again faced with stout resistance which did not allow any fancy work or time to study the situation. Lawrie, too, was in great form, and brought off numerous excellent clearances. Following upon fastly executed attacks, there were times when Aberdeen were presented with likely opportunities, but they were never able to take advantage of them. Main on the right sent across many excellent balls, and Bowie was always dangerous up to a certain point, but when it came to locating the net the forward line failed. Peterhead had many nice raids. Occasionally they spoiled their chances by being over-eager, but their performance, on the whole, was very creditable. McLean was not at ease in the centre position, but played a hard game, as did all the others. Dick broke up their attack very frequently, and Bruce and Ritchie were stiff obstacles, but nevertheless they might have had another goal through McRobbie, but he sent weakly past. It was an interesting but not exciting game.

Source: Press & Journal, 23rd March 1925

Peterhead Teamsheet
Lawrie; Aitken, J. McRobbie; Campbell, Inglis, Craig; G. Gray, A. McRobbie, McLean, Beagrie, E. Gray
Venue: Recreation Park, Peterhead
Referee: J. H. Russell, Aberdeen
Next Match
10 Jul 2024 / 19:00 / Balmoor Stadium, Peterhead