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Dundee 1 - 1 Aberdeen

Scottish Second XI Cup First Round
Dundee scorers: Hunter
Aberdeen scorers: McLeod.

06/02/1926 | KO:

Reserves Also Draw

Although a score one goal each in the 2nd XI. Cup-tie between Dundee A and Aberdeen A would indicate comparative evenness, this was not the case at Dens Park on Saturday. Indeed it may be called the very reverse, as Aberdeen undoubtedly had the whip hand all through the game, and McLeod's goal, which came in the middle of the first half, was the natural result of long and sustained pressure. To McHale is due the credit of it, he placed the ball right at Carrol's feet. The centre drove, and the ball rebounded from Marsh to McLeod. who did not hesitate to put it home. From this point Dundee were outclassed. Their halves played a hard pushing game, but the feeble support which they were receiving from the forwards spoiled all their attempts at offensive play. Once they had fallen back the Aberdeen forwards overran them, and Marsh was subjected to a severe bombardment. Despite the soft ground the football was remarkably clever, Carrol and his two inner men displaying great understanding. On the right Cheyne played a sparkling game in the first half, although he fell off later and lost control of the ball when well placed. Entirely against the run of play Hunter equalised in the second half. If not exactly a fluke, the point was unexpected. Nicholson, who had been the only penetrative home forward, made the running on the right, and crossed to Ross, who missed it completely, and Hunter was left with an open goal. Ritchie was the sounder of two good Aberdeen backs, the half line was generally good, and the forwards showed ball manipulation that was far superior to that of Dundee. The home forwards were weak, their halves mediocre, but in defence Marsh, Gilmour, and Robertson were little short of superb.

Source: Press & Journal, 8th February 1926

Dundee Teamsheet
Marsh; Robertson, Gilmour; Thomson, Cameron, Robb; Nicholson, Meagher, Ross, Anderson, Hunter
Venue: Dens Park, Dundee
Referee: S. Johnston, Dundee
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