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Aberdeen 4 - 0 Queens Park

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Main, Murray, Wood, Wood.

30/09/1912 | KO:

Aberdeen Win Again - Queen's Park in Poor Form

At Pittodrie. Only 400 spectators were present. The amateurs began well, but ultimately proved no match for the local team, being 2 goals down an half-time, Main and Murray scoring for Aberdeen. In the second half Aberdeen took matters easily, and Queen's Park made an effort which looked like bearing fruit more than once. Aberdeen again attacked, however, and after tricky play Wood added another goal to the home score, and followed with a fourth a few minutes later. Result:- Aberdeen, 4 goals; Queen's Park, 0.

Source: The Scotsman, 1st October 1912

Queen's Park fulfilled their annual Scottish League game at Pittodrie yesterday. The weather was wretched, rain falling in torrents, and there was a fierce wind, which added to the discomfiture of the players and spectators. The attendance at the start constituted the lowest on record and a Scottish League game at Pittodrie, there being only about 300 present.

Aberdeen won the toss, and started with 10 men, Wood being absent. At the very start King effected a magnificent clearance from Morton. This was followed by a rush up by H. Murray, but Queen's again wore down, and King had to fine saves from Forsyth. The visitors were having decidedly the better of the argument, and it was only when Wood came on the scene, after 10 minutes, did Aberdeen take up the running. Queens were immediately in difficulties, and porter saved first from H. Murray before he was fortunate to clear a tricky back-heeled effort by Main.
After 15 minutes Main opened the scoring for Aberdeen after a brilliant run through and shot on the run. This was quickly followed by another point, H. Murray finding the net from near the touch line with an effort which glanced off the cross-bar into the net. Queen's, although in a big leeway, played up pluckily, and J. Anderson ploughed past Colman, to be brought up by Hannah. For the most part, queen's had to act on the defensive, but the defence was sound. Main was in great shooting form, and catching up a bye-kick taken by Todd, he drove straight for porter to bring off a good save with the greasy ball. Aberdeen continued to monopolise the play, and there was a sequence a pretty combined efforts by Soye and Travers. Davidson, McConnell, and Soye all had tries, and it looked as if Aberdeen would increase their advantage. There was a long succession of goal kicks at the Hampden end, and were cries of goal when Main ran through to tip the ball into Porter's hands from a difficult angle. Later he again dribbled through and the visiting keeper just tipped the ball over for a corner, which was cleared.
A tricky movement, taken part in by Davidson, travers, and walker, nearly produced another goal, but Wood finished the effort by sending behind. The heavy ground and wet ball militated against good football, and yet there were some bright passages. Drummond took the ball up to King's end, but only a bye resulted, and Aberdeen, finely led by Main, resumed the aggressive. The Aberdeen half-backs joined in the attack, and the Hampden defence was kept busy. Once from Hannah fine centre by Soye, pond was lucky to get the ball away, with Main and McConnell in attendance, and H. Murray nullified a series of good outfield movements by sending behind. Walker made quite a successful centre-half, and kept the opposing inside men in subjection. Right up to the interval the game continued to be one-sided, and Aberdeen had they been less fancy in their outfield work might have added to their score. Just on the whistle wood broke through, and Porter just picked up in time. Aberdeen were full value for their interval lead.


There was no improvement in the conditions in the second half, when Queen's resumed without H Lone, who turned sick. Aberdeen increase their lead early. Maine beat McBean, and crossed for Wood, who easily beat Porter a third time. The play continued for the greater part to favour Aberdeen, although on one occasion McKenzie missed an open goal after King was beaten. After this the visitors were well beaten, and would put the Aberdeen further ahead.


It transpired later that the injury to Mr. Lone was more serious than was at first supposed, that he has sustained a fractured rib on the right side.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 1st October 1912

Queens Park Teamsheet
F. J. Foster; A. Todd, J. L. McBean; C. Garvie, H. McKenzie, C. V. Craigie; T. Drummond, H. Lone, J. Morton, T. Forsyth, J. Anderson
Attendance: 300
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: A. Allan, Glasgow