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Aberdeen 0 - 2 Rangers

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 1 Rangers

Scottish Alliance League
Rangers scorers: Kirkwood, Anderson

16/08/1924 | KO: 15:00

Reverse For Aberdeen 'A'

With the first team opposing Falkirk at Brockville, no more attractive match could have marked the opening of the Scottish football season at Pittodrie Park, Aberdeen, on Saturday than that in which Aberdeen A met Rangers A under Scottish Alliance auspices. Much the disappointment of the 10,000 spectators who had assembled within the grounds, Aberdeen failed to overcome the reserve team of the Rangers team which included in its ranks many players who have on occasion assisted last year's League champions ? and had to admit defeat by two goals to nil.
The goals, one in each half, were scored by Anderson, the inside-left, and A. Kirkwood, the centre-half. Fouls were frequent - too frequent - during the game, both teams being at fault. As the result of an infringement by Bruce the visitors obtained their second goal, and minutes later the left back repeated the offence when Reid, the opposing right back, had carried the ball nearly the whole length of the field. It was not surprising, therefore, that when Bruce found himself near the opposing goal he was brought unceremoniously to the ground.
Robert Bruce, the eighteen-year-old junior from St Anthony's, who is still suffering from an injury sustained in the trial game, was unable to appear in the home team, but satisfaction was expressed at the success of Main, the dapper outside-right from Shawfield Juniors, who was undoubtedly the best forward on the home side. Had his good work been improved upon the result might have been different. The Rammers were strong in defence, Hamilton and Reid excelling.
When play was resumed after the interval, Aberdeen made four changes in their combination. Dick was transferred to centre-half, and his former position at outside left was occupied by Ritchie, while Sutherland was in the centre-forward position, with Edward on his right.

Source: Press & Journal, 18th August 1924

Rangers Teamsheet
Hamilton; Reid, Jamieson; Ireland, A. Kirkwood, Thomson; Johnson, Kirkwood, Dick, Anderson, McGregor
Attendance: 10,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr McLean, Lochgelly
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27 Jul 2024 / 15:00 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen