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Aberdeen 0 - 1 Airdrieonians

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 1 Airdrieonians

Scottish Alliance League
Airdrieonians scorers: Anderson

22/08/1925 | KO: 15:00

Aberdeen 'A' Go Under

The Aberdeen reserve team were unfortunate to be beaten in their Scottish Alliance match against Airdrie "A" at Pittodrie Park, Aberdeen, on Saturday, by one goal to nil. Their improved display in the second period merited a draw.
The Airdrie team were not to be denied in the opening half of the game, and when Anderson, their centre-forward, shot a brilliant goal from close range midway through the session the success was thoroughly deserved. To the interval the visitors continued to be superior. Their play was methodical and clever, while Aberdeen could only retaliate with kick-and-rush methods. Even as they were fortunate to retire at the interval only one goal in arrears, Aberdeen were just as unfortunate in not equalising in the second half, when they maintained an insistent attack. They had their scoring chances, but they refused to take advantage of them. Forbes, the centre-forward, was the worst sinner, and he should, at least, have been able to accept the golden opportunity presented to him early in the second half. A pass from Love, the right winger, found him in possession with only the goalkeeper to beat, but he could do no better than drive the ball wide of the post. Of the home attacking quintette only Love and McLeod justified their inclusion, while in the defence Pirie, Moore, and McSevick were prominent. About 9000 people saw the game.

Source: Press & Journal, 24th August 1925

Airdrieonians Teamsheet
Currie; W. Dick, Heaps; Neil, Gordon, Stallard; Murdoch, Weldon, Anderson, A. Russell, Blythe
Attendance: 9,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: T. Small, Dundee