Source: The Scotsman, 15th March 1909
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 15th March 1909
,b>Another Reverse.Up till a certain stage of the game at Rugby Park, Aberdeen were giving as much as they got, holding their own, and shaping as if they would at least divide the points. The injury to Dalgarno, and then Niblo going lame, gave the home forwards every opportunity to press, but they were running against a sturdy defence, which held them at bay. The start was not, at all to the liking of the home side after being beaten back, MacEchern neatly tricked the defence and delivered a high angular shot which beat Aitken all the way. Encouraged by the crowd, Templeton had some fine runs along the line, and from one of his passes, Howie equalised with a short hard drive which Mutch could not look at. The next goal came from a run by Douglas, who got between the backs very cleverly. Aberdeen ought to have taken the lead before this, and their next success was deserved, though the goal appeared soft looking. Dalgarno and Simpson by their dash made a lot of ground, but they were decidedly erratic in parting with the ball, though their intention, were good. Templeton got the leading and what proved the winning goal before half-time arrived. The second period saw a considerable falling-off in Aberdeen's play forward, having only three sound men to finish with due to accidents. Plucky play by Coleman, Hume, and Mach, assisted by the halves, kept the home attack from increasing the score, which all things considered, was quite value for the 3-2 victory which they secured in the first half.
,b>Chatty Bits.,/p> It soon became known that W. Low had been summoned to Glasgow, and excitement prevailed till it was known that he was not played. The Irish International did not produce any new star to brighten the atmosphere of budding players for honours. Walker, of Clyde, did not do so well as he usually does in club games. Watson, of Middlesbrough, who has been capped before, and lost sight of for a time, has again leapt into favour. He was slow to begin with, but soon regained his old form. The Anglo-Scots' game should furnish fresh blood for the Crystal Palace game. What is exercising Dundonians just now is - Can their team win the League Championship?. Their success at Paisley has reopened the question. Dundee are suffering pretty severely from accidents just onw, and it will depend pretty much on their visit to Tynecastle. Celtic's defeat and consequent injuries to players ought to assist the Dundonians. England stand a good chance of winning the international championship if they put on a good team at Crystal Palace. They have already two wins, while Scotland have only one. Wales succumbed to England by 2-0 after a hard game on Monday. This result should give the English side confidence, when Scotland were defeated by 3-2. The new Reserve League is now an accomplished fact, and all that remains is that their constitution pass muster at Carlton Place. As was to be expected, this has caused a great flutter in Northern League circles, who naturally fear the formation of such an organisation. At a meeting of representatives of the clubs in the Northern League, it was decided to persevere with the competition next year. Aberdeen "A" have qualified for the Dewar Shield competition and, a meeting is to be hold shortly to set the ball a-rolling for the season. It seems that Dalgarno's injury is more serious than was thought, and he will not be fit to play for weeks, if he again takes the field. The Home Scots team was selected on Monday night after the Irish International, and is as follows:- Grant: Law and Richmond; McNair, Stark, and Hay; Bennett, McMenemy, Quin, Macfarlane, and H. Paul. The Anglo-Scots team will be as follows:- Lyall; McConnachie and Cameron; Tait, H. Low, and Logan; Cameron, Higgins, Reid, Turnbull, and Anderson.
Source: Bon-Accord, 18th March 1909