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Aberdeen 1 - 1 Queens Park

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Main.
Queens Park scorers: A. D. McLaren

28/09/1914 | KO:

Scottish League match at Pittodrie, before 5000 spectators. Aberdeen held the advantage of a strong gale in the first half, but although they made practically all the running they could not score, even although Queen's Park's defence was by no means brilliant. After thirty-five minutes Aberdeen scored, Main hooked the ball over his head past Kerr. The feature of the period was a brilliant solo run my A. L. Morton, who had a shot finely parried by Anderson. Aberdeen made poor use of their chances, and did not look secure with a solitary goal lead at the interval. In the second half Aberdeen hammered the visitors for twenty minutes, when from a breakaway, A. D. McLaren snatched a surprise goal for Queen's Park. Aberdeen subsequently easily held the upper hand. The amateurs played pluckily throughout but were fortunate to draw.

Source: The Scotsman, 29th September 1914

Aberdeen attacked persistently, but notwithstanding severe pressure they only succeeded in scoring once through Main. In the closing period Queen's Park were seen to better advantage and McLaren equalised. Latterly, however, the northerners monopolised attention and were unlucky in the end in failing to win.

Source: Unknown, 29th September 1914

Aberdeen probably grudged the point which Queen's Park took a way from Pittodrie yesterday, but they had only themselves to blame. They pressed almost continuously in the first half and had at least two-thirds of the play in the second period. Yet they had to be content with a draw. The blame must be laid upon the forwards, who showed a lamentable lack of finishing power. The cut matters two nicely and might with advantage of followed the example set them by McLauchlan, who was always ready to shoot, and the Queen's forwards, who never hesitated to let go when they got within range. The Queen's played the real amateur game, swinging about the ball to some tune. If they were in luck, they were also plucky. They played the greater part of the match without J. G. Wilson, their left-back, and were thus unable to take full advantage of the breeze. A. L. Morton was the best forward. He started at outside right and finished in centre, opposition by no means a new to him. He needed a lot of looking after, and was just about the best forward on the field, not forgetting Archibald, Aberdeen's cute right winger. Aberdeen's defence was sound, and never appeared to be in supply to corner as the amateurs' rear guard. The crowd numbered between 4000 and 5000.

In the first half, Aberdeen had the advantage of sun and wind. It took them half an hour to open the scoring, Main netting with a fine overhead kick. Next minute Morton beat Hume, and Colman and Anderson just managed to tip his shot over the bar. Main and Cail exchanged places after the resumption, and the latter, until crippled, raid nicely into the centre and had one or two good drives. McLaren equalized with a long shot 20 minutes after the restart. Up to the time the whistle blew, Aberdeen held the upper hand, but do as they might - and a halves joined in the shooting, with Hume once are twice also joining in - they could make no impression.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 29th September 1914

Queens Park Teamsheet
G. Kerr; J. R. Kerr, J. G. Wilson; J. McKechnie, A. Douglas, A. McGregor; A. L. Morton, W. Keith, E. J. Cresswell, A. D. McLaren, R. Risk
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. R. T. Murray, Stenhousemuir
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