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Kilmarnock 0 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Kilmarnock 0 - 1 Aberdeen

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Simpson, Lennie 5.

26/02/1910 | KO:

This First League fixture at Kilmarnock attracted about 5000 spectators. On the home side Glass and Armour filled the places of Halley and Templeton, who were engaged in the League International. Play throughout was slow, and it never rose above the mediocre stage. Early in the game Lennie scored for Aberdeen, the ball coming from the goal-line and dropping between the custodian's uplifted arms into the net. The only other goal of the match was scored five minutes from the close, Simpson being the marksman. It was a long, high drive, the ball glancing off the custodian's hands on the upright and into the net. A poor, uninteresting game ended in favour of Aberdeen by two goals to nothing.

Source: The Scotsman, 28th February 1910

A rather long and cold journey was compensated for by the victory which the Aberdeen team won by 2 goals over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Saturday. The ground was in splendid condition, and there was a good attendance when play started. Opening very quickly, the pace quickened as the game proceeded, and though the home forwards made many inroads in the open, the visiting defence was good enough to keep out everything that came their way. Lennie opened the scoring with one of his characteristic bursts. Sending across an oblique shot, which curled into the net. Aberdeen were top-dogs till the interval, the forwards showing some pretty touches.
The second period opened, as did the first, the home side playing for all they were worth to get a goal, but somehow they never looked like scoring - Colman and Hume, along with Mutch, being in their very best form. Every time Aberdeen got down, there was danger, and we wished they had been in the same vein at Parkhead. Simpson scored the second goal for Aberdeen with a great shot, one of his own expresses, which beat Glover all the way. Soye very nearly got another, but the two goals were quite enough to carry away the points from Kilmarnock. The Aberdeen players were much cleverer than their opponents, and deadlier at goalmouth, the side as a whole playing much above their Parkhead form. There was a weakness in "Killie's" defence, which never knit together, and the halves were more frequently beaten than they usually are. The forwards were good, but had to meet a determined defence on the very top of their form.

Source: Bon-Accord, 3rd March 1910

And Kilmarnock's these teams opposed each other under ideal conditions. The visitors were fully represented, but Glass and McAllister substituted Halley and Templeton for the homesters. When the teams lined up there would be fully 4000 spectators. Teams:-

Kilmarnock: Glover; Armour, Mitchell; Glass, Barrie, Anderson; Armour, Howie, Cunningham, Hastie, McAllister.
Aberdeen: Mutch; Colman, Hume; Wilson, Macfarlane, Miller; Murray, Simpson, Soye, O'Hagan, Lennie.
Referee - Mr. Bell, Dundee.

The Aberdeen set off with the sun in their eyes, and the initial play favoured Kilmarnock, Mutch having to save on several instances. Five minutes from the start Lennie, after tricking several opponents, squared the ball in front of goal, and Glover had the misfortune to assisted through his own goal. The homesters had the best of the exchange's, and Mutch's charge ran too narrow escapes from drives by Howie and Anderson. Lennie and Murray, the extreme wing men, made good ground for Aberdeen, but Glover was all there. A spell of even play was succeeded by Aberdeen testing Glover. A corner for Kilmarnock was not improved upon. Close on the interval the homesters pressed, but failed to finish.

On resuming the sun favoured Aberdeen but Kilmarnock commenced another series of attacks on Mutch's charge. Murray broke away, but in a run half the length of the field he was beaten by Mitchell. Lennie now diddled the defence, and passed neatly to Soye, who was in a grand position, but he shot wildly and high. Armour beat Hume on the run, but Colman was ever ready and watchful, and saved in the nick of time. The most sensational incident of a somewhat tame game now that took place. Cunningham got possession, and let drive. Mutch got the ball between his legs as it was going through, and saved with three opponents on top of him. Look was against the home lot, and even with fouls close on the penalty line they made no headway in the scoring direction. Mutch saved twice in great style. One a shot from Barrie passed closely by the outside of the post, and towards the close the Aberdeen goal had a narrow escape, one the ball rebounding from Colman's head and striking the post.
Kilmarnock Teamsheet
Glover; Armour, Mitchell; Glass, Barrie, Anderson; Armour, Howie, Cunningham, Hastie, McAllister
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Referee: Mr. Bell, Dundee
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