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Aberdeen 2 - 0 Clachnacuddin

Highland League
Aberdeen scorers: Bowie (Pen), Main.

10/01/1925 | KO: 14:30

Points For Aberdeen Reserves

With a weakened team, Inverness Clachnacuddin did extremely well to run Aberdeen "A' to a couple of goals in their Highland League encounter at Pittodrie. For this they had to thank a hefty set of defenders and an Aberdeen forward line which, with the occasional exception of the right wing, did not possess "punch" of any account. There were about 6000 present, and the game was capably controlled by Mr J. H. Russell, Aberdeen.


Despite the fact that they practically controlled the game from the start, it took Aberdeen twenty minutes to open the scoring, Bowie converting a penalty kick awarded for a foul back-charge on himself by an Inverness defender. Inverness did break away occasionally, Yeudall being their most dangerous man. Off the right winger, Cunningham effected a brilliant save on the post, and towards the close of the half Main scored Aberdeen's second goal in a scrimmage.
In the second half Inverness had slightly more of the play than was the case earlier, but still Aberdeen was the dominating force, and the forwards could have had what is commonly called a bagful had they not dilly-dallied and tip-tapped the ball to one another's feet when within easy shooting range. Robertson defied further defeat, and the final whistle blew with the score two goals to nil in favour of the homesters.
The "Clach" goalkeeper played a great game, while Goodall and White were two powerful and resolute backs, who made few or no mistakes. W. Sutherland was the best half, and the Yendall the best forward, although Mackintosh also showed some good touches. The line was disjointed, however, owing to the lack of several the regular players, and the halves had plenty of defence work do without bothering much about feeding the men in front.


Cunningham was safe and sure with both hands and feet, and Sutherland the better of two good backs. Ritchie found Yendall a tough handful, and more than he could hold at times. Pirie was in his element, and was, paradoxically enough, the best "forward" afield. He forced the play well and drove for goal on every conceivable occasion, having hard lines in not getting at least one goal. The directors might do worse than put him to lead the first team attack. Davidson and Armstrong were neat and clever halves. Forward Main was the best in a mediocre line. Forbes was out of position, and certainly not an outside left. Duncan was also on his wrong wing, and this affected his play, although he had some smart touches. Bowie is still an enigma to the home crowd. At times he showed some brainy touches, but he was only flattering to deceive, as his passes either went astray or his drives were blocked or meandered slowly towards the goal. Cosgrove's play was also erratic, but he showed that can both shoot and pass to advantage. His general play indicated that, with a sojourn in the reserve team and some intensive training, he will yet prove a good addition to the playing strength.

Source: Press & Journal, 12th January 1925

Clachnacuddin Teamsheet
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: J. H. Russell, Aberdeen