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Queens Park 0 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: Queens Park 0 - 0 Aberdeen

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Wilson.

25/01/1913 | KO:

At Hampden, Glasgow, before some 6000 spectators. Throughout the first half there was little of interest to record. The teams seemed very evenly matched, neither obtaining the upper hand. The forwards on both sides were slow, and it was very seldom that either goalkeeper was called upon to clear. No scoring took place before the interval. The second portion opened in the same uninteresting fashion as the first, and chances at goal were few and far between. After about half an hour's play Aberdeen succeeded in notching a goal from a scrimmage, and this proved to be the only goal of the match. Wilson was the scorer. Queen's picked up a bit, but never recovered ground. Result:- Aberdeen, 1 goal; Queen's Park, nothing

Source: The Scotsman, 27th January 1913

To defeat Queen's Park by the only goal and New Hampden, Glasgow on Saturday, Aberdeen had to play desperately hard, and for that matter they were fortunate to emerge within two points to their credit. About 7000 witnessed a game of which every inch of ground was stubbornly contested. The hard ground lent itself to a fast game, and the pace throughout was telling. On the whole, the methods of Aberdeen were the more finished, and if for that matter they deserved their victory, which was their first away from home since November 2, when main beat Clyde at Shawfield also by the only goal. The amateurs on Saturday were Trier saw all the time, and Aberdeen had to thank the solidity of their defence and a weak finishing of the Queen's that they carried the day. Both sides missed chances, but the misses of the Queen's were the more clearing. The game so many exciting incidents at goalmouth, the specially in the second half. The first half was characterized by rugged football, the defences on both sides showing up well. There were no goals in that period, but because they were by far the more aggressive side Queen's Park deserved to be ahead. On the other hand, their own goal had narrow escapes. Once Porter saved with great difficulty from Milne after Craigie had miskicked. At the Aberdeen goal King had to deal with some difficult shots, while some very good shots went just wide of the mark. The more interesting football was reserved for the second half. For the first half hour Aberdeen played hard for the lead, and ultimately as the result of a brilliant movement initiated by Hume, and taken part by Soye and Scorgie, Wilson rushed in and scored the only and winning goal. Subsequently the amateurs' custodian was kept busy, but Aberdeen failed to add to their score. There game a brilliant and sustained rally by Queen's Park in the closing 15 minutes, and but for the brilliance of Colman, Hannah, and king, the equalizer must have come. Twice King had to rush out and clear in dangerous situations, and near the finish at full length he stopped the ball with the tips of his fingers, but Colman lying near cleared. This was the narrowest escape of the day. Aberdeen's defence held out, and the side won in quite deserving, but rather lucky, fashion by the only goal.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 27th January 1913

Queens Park Teamsheet
F. J. Porter; A. Todd, C.O. Cragie; E.S.Garvie, H. Mackenzie, M. Wilson, J. Dalgleish, T. E. Forsyth, W. Walker, A. McCuish, A. Hill
Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Colman, Hannah, Davidson, Hume, Wilson, Soye, Travers, Milne, Main, Scorgie.
Attendance: 7,000
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee: Mr. J. Matthews, Greenock