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Aberdeen 1 - 0 Falkirk

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Falkirk

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Soye 62.

17/04/1912 | KO:

Scottish League match, at Aberdeen. Aberdeen soon took matters in hand, and the forwards kept Stewart busy. Play eventually opened out, and Falkirk attacked, but this proved fruitless. At the interval there was no scoring. In the second period, Falkirk, playing better, put more interest into the game, but were poor at goal. Soye was in best form for Aberdeen, and in a combined attack beat Stewart with a strong shot. Result:- Aberdeen, one goal; Falkirk, nothing.

Source: The Scotsman, 18th April 1912

As the result of a splendidly taken goal by Soye, Aberdeen won their last Scottish League game at home last night, when Falkirk provided the opposition at Pittodrie. Fully 3000 spectators witnessed a game in which play was much more interesting and has been the case in recent games at Pittodrie. There was a fairly stiff breeze blowing, and Aberdeen had its aid in the first half, while Falkirk had their turn in the second period. The game was strenuously contested, but, on the run of the game, Falkirk were a trifle unlucky to lose. At times they were quite equal of Aberdeen, and, had their finishing been better, they might easily have snatched a draw. The first half was goalless, but in that period the home forwards, well led by Walker, who was the best forward of the period, were woefully weak in their finishing. Both sides were always nippy and eager, but at close quarters both sets of forwards found the opposing backs too much for them. Stewart's charge had several narrow escapes, notably from two miskicks by Donaldson, but all were it was to Falkirk script that there was no scoring had half-time.

In the second half King had effected several clever clearances before Soye found his shooting bouts. After 17 minutes play he got the ball, and, beating two men en route, he drove well into the net. Aberdeen played better after this, and Soye and Walker both had very good tries, which Stewart saved. Kings goal had one particularly narrow escape. The keeper was out of his charge when Logan drove in, and Hume, right below the bar, blocked the shot. After this King distinguished himself by saves from Rattray, Robertson, and Logan, but there was no more scoring.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 18th April 1912

Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Colman, Hume, Davidson, Wyllie, Wilson, Soye, Walker, McIntosh, Main, Lennie.
Falkirk Teamsheet
Stewart; Donaldson, Leishman; MacDonald, Anderson, Macmillan; McNaught, Rattray, Robertson, Logan, Torris
Attendance: 3,500
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen