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Aberdeen 4 - 1 Airdrie

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 Airdrie

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Scorgie, Milne, Main, Wilson.
Airdrie scorers: Conlin

18/01/1913 | KO:

At Aberdeen. The northern team had a notable victory over Airdrieonians. Play in the first half was fast and fairly equal, with Aberdeen having, if anything, the better of the exchanges. Aberdeen had out a new outside left in Scorgie, a local junior, and he got the first goal, heading through from a corner. A minute later he sent across a fine ball which Milne put into the net. The home team had all the better of matters in the second period, and were much too strong for the visitors, whose play fell away a lot. From a corner finely placed by Conlin, Donaldson scored Airdrie's one and only point. After that Aberdeen pressed almost continually, and their forwards played well together. Good goals were scored by Main and Wilson, and Aberdeen gained a well-deserved victory by 4 goals to 1.

Source: The Scotsman, 20th January 1913

Airdrieonians were no match for Aberdeen on Saturday. Two, they were weakened by the absence of Reid, their goal-getting centre, and Templeman, their international outside right, but it would take something more than that surely to account for a 4-1 reverse. All over the gave an unconvincing display, going by fits and starts, and ultimately being completely overmastered by the breeziest attacking form Aberdeen have shown in many a day. Scorgie, who made his debut, and Main were easily the best wing on the field, and they had a big say in the decisive win, each having a goal, and Scorgie giving Milne his opening. Milne was good, too, and Travers and Soye if not shining to the same extent as the pair on the other wing, were passable. Albeit Soye is not yet the effective unit he was a year ago, though one or two crosses which he swung into the centre on Saturday indicated that he was getting in touch with his old form.
Conlin was the one star in the Airdrie attack, though now and again Sam Young was prominent. The left-winger could not be allowed any rope, and Colman had always to be on the alert. The back put in a capital afternoon's work. Little was seen of the visitors' of halves, and, as a pair, their backs were below the home defenders. As a matter of fact, none of the Lanarkshire the vision compared favourably with the local combination, and lice in the opening stages of the game and during a brief period in the second half after this court, when front line moved in a business-like style. Scorgie opened the scoring, and a couple of minutes later gave Milne a chance, which the centre used to the full. After a Airdrie netted in the second period, Aberdeen took matters in hand, and first Main and then Wilson got goals. The homsters were all priors, and determined ones at that.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 20th January 1913

Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Colman, Hannah, Davidson, Hume, Wilson, Soye, Travers, Milne, Main, Scorgie.
Airdrie Teamsheet
Brown; Rafferty, Mackie, Shaw, Murphy, Paton; Williams, Thomson, Young, Donaldson, Conlin
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. A. Allan, Glasgow