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Aberdeen 7 - 0 Dundee

HT Score: Aberdeen 3 - 0 Dundee

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Love, Cheyne, MacFarlane, MacFarlane, MacFarlane, Lawson, MacFarlane.

25/09/1926 | KO: 15:00

Huge Win For Aberdeen 'A'

Those who expected to see Aberdeen's second string stretched at Pittodrie on Saturday were disillusioned before the game was five minutes old, and if the team which represented Dundee is any indication of the reserve strength at Dens Park, then the exalted position of Dundee at the moment is difficult to account for. True, with the exception, of McNab and Gilmour, the Dark Blue eleven was one of colts, many of whom figured in junior football last season. But when that is said the superiority of the Aberdeen team - as represented by a 7-0 victory ? is not explained away; such can only be explained away by ungrudging praise of the Dons. They were a fast, smooth running combination taking the field on a day when everything went their way. Lightning centres from flying wingers found their way to the feet of inside men at the psychological moment of their stride, when goal scoring becomes simple and which, on some days might fail to occur nine times out ten. Yet every goal of the seven was well taken and of the swift, lashing variety which delights the crowd. Dundee's middle trio was at sixes and sevens, and largely responsible for their downfall. McNab utterly failed to hold the eager, penetrative Macfarlane, who deserved every one of his three goals before the interval. The way he took his second goal with his head from Love's express cross, stamps him as a centre of promise, who has a nice sense of judgment and anticipation and considerable amount of dash. Dundee's visits to the home half were few and far between - and innocuous. Cosgrove saw to that. As a pivot he was immovable, and without doubt a class above the opposing attackers. At a period in the second half when Aberdeen were making their opponents look exceedingly small Macfarlane had little difficulty in increasing his "bag" to four, and the contributions of Love, Cheyne, and Lawson were all meritorious efforts. Close criticism of so poor a combination as Dundee were would be invidious, but a word of appreciation must be recorded against their goalkeeper, Robertson. Far from sinking under the weight of trouble forced upon him by the men in front of him, he played a plucky, clever game. The seven shots that beat him would have beaten more experienced custodians, as would many of the shots which he saved.

Source: Press & Journal, 27th September 1926

Dundee Teamsheet
Robertson; Buick, Gilmour; Bell, McNab, Corrigan; Agar, Pace, Wilson, Flannigan, Farrell
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr Nicol, Brechin
Next Match
27 Jul 2024 / 15:00 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen