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Aberdeen 4 - 0 St. Mirren

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 St. Mirren

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

01/03/1913 | KO:

At Aberdeen before 8000 spectators. It was a one-sided game. Right from the start the Paisley defence was in difficulties, but brilliant goalkeeping by O'Hagan and weak finishing kept Aberdeen from scoring. Midway through the period Main scored for Aberdeen after O'Hagan had failed to clear a shot by Travers. After that Aberdeen repeatedly attacked, but there was no further scoring up till the interval. In the second half Aberdeen completely overran the opposition, and goals quickly came from Wilson, Main and Wood. On numerous occasions the visitors goal was fortunate to escape further disaster. Magner and Kyle did their utmost to retrieve the position of St Mirren, but their efforts were in vain, and finally the home team were the easiest victor. Result:- Aberdeen, 4 goals; St Mirren, nothing.

Source: The Scotsman, 3rd March 1913

"The the most one-sided game seen at Pittodrie" this season, was a common remark amongst the spectators after having seen Aberdeen decisively defeated Saint Mirren in the Scottish League game at Pittodrie by 4 goals to 0. Aberdeen were by no means a brilliant side, and yet there very moderate form was good enough to win by such a margin. And it might quite easily have been larger, for hand the Aberdeen attack taken its chances the score might quite have been expected to reach double figures. Except for Gray and Reid, Saint Mirren had on GT the team that has taken them into the last eight of the cup. But they made a wretched show, and did not even deserve a goal. In the first half, Aberdeen frittered away chance after chance, yet this did not bestir the paisley men, who from start to finish of the game were badly outclassed. Main and Scorgie had missed palpable chances of scoring.

Every one of the Aberdeen forwards had unsuccessfully tested O'Hagan before Travers shot hard in. The keeper stopped the shot brilliantly, but before he could recover his footing Main had the ball in the net. After that until the end of the first half it was all odds on Aberdeen increasing their lead. Wilson once shot with considerable force, but Snoddy, running in, cleared below the bar. Main had one great chance. After dribbling through the defence, he passed the ball across when he had an open goal. Cole, Magner, and Kyle tried to reduce the leeway, but King's goal was really never in danger. Aberdeen continued to have the better of the exchange's and at the interval were worthy of their goal lead.

Aberdeen attack were in different force in the second half, and yet, while the secured other three goals, several splendid chances were lost. Soye on the right display brilliant form, and it was from an ideal cross of his then Wilson banged through a second goal. Shortly afterwards Soye sent over another ideal centre, and Main put Aberdeen three on the lead. After this the opposition was completely overrun, and only the brilliance of O'Hagan kept down the score. Once Main dribbled through, but shot into the keeper's hands, and Brewster had a good header, which was cleared. Aberdeen got their fourth goal when Wood beat several opponents, and after feinting, gave O'Hagan no chance. This was all the scoring, and Aberdeen were the easiest of winners.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 3rd March 1913

Aberdeen Teamsheet
King, Colman, Hume, Davidson, Wilson, Brewster, Soye, Travers, Main, Wood, Scorgie.
St. Mirren Teamsheet
O'Hagan; McGregor, Snoddy; Pearson, Burden, Stevenson; Cole, Elmore, Magner, Kyle, Sowerby
Attendance: 7,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. G. W. Hamilton, Motherwell