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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Banff

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Banff

Fleming Charity Shield Semi Final
Aberdeen scorers: Newman, Davidson, Millar 46.

07/05/1910 | KO:

The same reason [as with West of Scotland matches: to play the match despite bad weather in case a rearranged match would not be well attended] induced the local officials to go on with the Charity tie at Pittodrie between Aberdeen and Banff. The fact that few knew what kind of a team the local club would have, and the bitterly cold day, militated against the attendance considerably. Two juniors from the south were on trial fir the Aberdeen team - on a centre-forward hailing from the Midlands, and the other a centre-half from the East. Neither could be said to have set the heather on fire, their displays lacking the experience necessary for League work. We took a fancy to the centre-forward, who has height and everything necessary, but is a bit too slow. The centre-half was below the standard altogether. The wind spoiled the game completely, Aberdeen apt to toy with the ball, and never seemed to care much how the game went, till a penalty was given against them, which King saved grandly. The scoring was opened in the second half, and ere the finish Aberdeen stood three up, while Banff had failed to score. On the visitors? side, the goalkeeper and backs were the best part of the team, and put in splendid work all through. It was only when the forwards tired that the defence broke down - and then only partially. The home side put forth no special effort to win and went in for the fancy instead of the paying game.

Chatty Bits

Donald Colman's loyalty to his cub was never better illustrated than on Saturday, when he came north at considerable inconvenience to play in the Charity tie.
Colman leaves on Saturday for his trip to the United States, which will last for two months. Donald has a lot of "old pals" across the pond.
Hannah, the right back of Aberdeen A, signed on again last Saturday, and along with George Macfarlane and Lennie, is the only signature recorded since our last issue. Ere the week is over we expect to hear of several new players being "booked" for the club, and we will be disappointed if there is no word of some being fixed up.
Henry and Wilfred Low are home on holiday, and both are looking the picture of health after their hard season's work.

Source: Bon-Accord, 12th May 1910

Teams representing the Aberdeen and Banff clubs met at Pittodrie on Saturday in the first round of the Fleming Charity Shield. Being the close season, there was little enthusiasm in the game, and, consequently there was a very meagre up attendance, which numbered about 500. The weather, too, was against a large turnout, although it was on the tapis that Aberdeen were to have some new players on view. When the teams lined out the Pittodrie eleven included Colman, Hume, Davidson, H. Murray, and Soye, of last year's league eleven, and King, Macfarlane, Hay, and Edgar, of the A team, a new centre half and centre-forward (whose names were not die bulged to the press) making up the remainder of the eleven. The Banff team was composed of Paterson; Lyall, Torry; Grant, Bremner, Clark; Ellis, Paterson, Donald, Wood, Reid.

As to the game, and made the little comment opponent. The home club from the outset appeared to take the fixture as a Halliday one, but although the forwards - especially the right wing - showed tricky football, their shooting abilities were poor indeed. All credit must be given, however, to the visiting defence, Paterson, his backs, and Bremner footing in some sound work. Bert Murray was always dangerous when he got away, and Edgar, well plied with the ball, sent across some fine centres, which Newman had hard lines in not getting past the Banff goalkeeper on one or two occasions. The newcomers showed a fair idea of the game. Against an experienced defence the visiting forwards were of little account, and King had only two shots of a likely nature to dispose off in the first half. One of these was from a penalty taken by Bremner, who shot straight at the home goalkeeper, who cleared easily. At half-time neither team had scored.

As in the first half, heavy showers of sleet interrupted the play, and the Banff 11 against the breeze had the worst of matters, and this time to the extent of three goals. Bert Murray, after a minute's play, hooked in the sphere passed Paterson. After this the Wasps were almost continuously in the visitors' territory, and only the smart custodianship of Paterson kept down the score. He had, however, to acknowledge a second defeat from the Pittodrie centre, although all the credit for the goal is due Hay, whose shot the goalkeeper could not hold. On time Davidson made his team's total three, and a poor and uninteresting game ended Aberdeen 3 goals, Banff 0.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 9th May 1910

Banff Teamsheet
Paterson; Lyall, Torry; Grant, Bremner, Clark; Ellis, Paterson, Donald, Wood, Reid
Attendance: 500
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen