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Aberdeen 1 - 1 Celtic

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 1 Celtic

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Wood.
Celtic scorers: McMenemy

23/03/1912 | KO:

At Aberdeen. A moderate crowd turned out to see this game, which was full of interesting touches. The Celtic played strongly, and, after a well-contested first half. McMenemy opened the scoring with a cleverly taken header, which King failed to reach. The second half saw some rousing play, with the home team generally on top, and giving Celtic a warm time. Wood sent in a fast low ball, which Mulrooney never saw, and the sides were on an equality. The home forwards were then rampant, but weak finishing spoiled many brilliant outfield movements. Still the home men pressed on, and the Celtic defenders had hard work to withstand, but they never wavered. For Aberdeen, Colman was ever in the thick of the work, and defended with all his wonted skill. A magnificent header by Wood skimmed the post. The home team deserved full points, but only succeeded in sharing. Result:- Aberdeen, one; Celtic, one.

Source: The Scotsman, 25th March 1912

Without being brilliant, Saturdays Scottish League match at Pittodrie between Aberdeen and Celtic was well worth seeing. There was a refreshing vigor about the local attack which had been wanting for two or three weeks, and if the side as a whole did not play the same and studied football as were shown by the Glasgow combination, there was no gainsaying the fact that it had quite as big a share of the game. Celts had the pull in the first half; Aberdeen had it in the second, and the ultimate result, a draw of a goal apiece, was a fair reflection of the afternoon's struggle. The Celts probably missed Quinn more than McNair, for near goal there was a lack of the thrustfullness which is so characteristic of the famous centre. Nichol, his deputy, was too well watched to get much shooting down, and it was left to McMenemy to turn to account the excellent field work of the wingers, who have nothing to learn in the art of making ground and popping the leather into goalmouth. Gallacher, inside right, and Macgregor, right back, but too promising youngsters. Both play keen, and daring football. The rearguard of the home eleven was, as usual, sound as a bell. Forward there was, as indicated, and improvement. McIntosh made a capital show as pivot, and with a little luck would have done some damage. Walker was then we cling of the bunch, and though Soye did well with what came his way, owners for the day easily went to the left, where Wood and Lennie gave Young and MacGregor a lot of running. Wood had the credit of the goal - a beauty, capping one of Soye's crosses. The crowd would not exceed 6000 dash the smallest that ever welcomed Celtic to Aberdeen. Saturdays local display, however, ought to revive somewhat the interest in the important games yet to be seen at Pittodrie.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 25th March 1912

Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Colman, Hume, Davidson, Wyllie, Wilson, Soye, Walker, McIntosh, Wood, Lennie.
Celtic Teamsheet
Mulrooney; McGregor, Dodds; Young, Loney, Johnstone; McAtee, Gallagher, Nichol, McMenemy, Brown
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. J. West, Paisley