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Aberdeen 4 - 3 Montrose

HT Score: Aberdeen 4 - 1 Montrose

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Cheyne, MacFarlane, Love, Love.
Montrose scorers: Ross, R. H. L. Christie, Yorston

18/12/1926 | KO: 14:15

A Pittodrie Surprise

The Alliance game at Pittodrie between Aberdeen "A" and Montrose was notable for a remarkable last-minute revival by the visitors. Leading by three clear goals within less than quarter of an hour from time, Aberdeen found themselves battling desperately to keep a one goal lead when the final whistle blew. Throughout the first half the homesters easily held the upper hand and counted four times through Cheyne, Macfarlane, and Love to only one by the "Gable Endies" for whom Christie notched a fine goal.
During the greater part of the second half the story was the same - Aberdeen pressing and Montrose defending, pretty rockily, too, at times. Suddenly, however, the visitors became a transformed team. Their backs and centre-half stiffened up, and constant pressure brought a goal by Ross, off a free. Then in the closing minutes Yorston headed in a third off a corner. Had Montrose drawn, however, they would have been an exceedingly lucky team as they were out of the hunt for fully two-thirds of the game. The fright sustained by the homesters, however, should rub into them once more the old maxim that "a game is never lost until it's won." Aberdeen's new right back, a south of Scotland junior whose identity was cloaked under the name of " Newman," played an excellent game, but the other trialist at outside right was only mediocre. Ross, Spencer, Cheyne, Macfarlane, and Lawson gave a good account of themselves, and, in the Montrose ranks, Baird, McIntosh, Yorston, Ross, and Mutch were best.

Source: Press & Journal, 20th December 1926

Montrose Teamsheet
Greig; Baird, Braid; McIntosh, Low, McLean; Ross, R. H. L. Christie, Yorston, Mutch, Neilson
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: W. Robb, Aberdeen
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