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Aberdeen 1 - 1 Hibernian

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 1 Hibernian

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Wyllie (Pen).
Hibernian scorers: Smith

02/03/1912 | KO:

Aberdeen in Luck

There were 5000 spectators at Aberdeen for this game. Both sides showed changes, Aberdeen resting several of their players in view of their Cup tie with Celtic, while the Hibernians re-arranged their forwards, and had to make Grosert deputise at back in place of Templeton, who was ill. Play at the start favoured Aberdeen, who attacked, but got nothing to show for their work. Then matters veered round in favour of the Irishmen, and the game if never of a high order, ran on interesting lines. Near half-time Wyllie, from a penalty kick, scored for Aberdeen. The Hibernians at once became aggressors when play was resumed, and after the Aberdeen goal had run several narrow escapes Smith equalised for the Hibernians. From this point to the close play was fast and open, with the Hibernians holding an advantage they could not convert into goals. Result:- One goal each.

Source: The Scotsman, 4th March 1912

Thanks to their defense and an exceedingly doubtful penalty kick, Aberdeen were able to divide the Scottish League points with Hibernians at Pittodrie on Saturday. The Edinburgh side had decidedly the better of the exchange's. Aberdeen, of course, we're not at full strength. The absence of Soye and Main, resting for this week's replay at Parkhead, seemed to take the whole sting out of the attack. The substitutes played earnestly enough, but to little purpose, and a feature of the second half was the complete mastery of the forward a vision by the strong-going Hibs' defence. What would have been the result that Colman, Hume, and Wyllie been on a par of the ineffectiveness with their van anyone who saw the display could readily imagine. The "Irish" forwards made rings around everything in the closing half until they came to the rear guard, and only tenacious cute defending by the above-named players, the splendid work between the sticks by Greig, kept the points from going to Easter Road.

In the first 45 Aberdeen had to face of bright sun, but they nevertheless made the running to start with, and, indeed, all through the period had almost as much of the game has their opponents, whose frontline shaped somewhat disjointedly. The finishing of the local quintette was indifferent. McIntosh had little support, and everything that Lennie and Wood did was thrown away near goal. Hibs' backs for rocky at the opening, but the opportunities which their floundering gave were not seized. Aberdeen at last scored. After clean missing his kick in goalmouth, McIntosh was tumbled up. The referee consulted his linesmen, gave a penalty, and Wyllie did the rest.

Hibs had matters practically all their own way after the interval. Smith, the outside left, and H. Anderson at centre were prominent Trier SP, but only once was the Aberdeen met reached. The former was the successful marksman, a great shot along the ground from an awkward angle completely beating Greig at the near post, and Hume making a futile attempt to scrape it away at the other upright. Aberdeen were lucky to keep the goal account square.

Smith was the best forward afield, with Andersen next, but the line as a whole was good. Backed by halves and you had to place, work for openings and shoot, the attack was scarcely in keeping with the clubs only the League position. Aberdeen's defence carried the rest of the eleven on its shoulders for most of the afternoon, intuit must all the credit of the draw be given.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal,

Hibernian Teamsheet
Allan; Girdwood, Grosert; Kerr, Paterson, Lamb; Hendren, Fleming, H. Anderson, Callaghan, Smith
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. T. Dougary, Nitshill
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