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Aberdeen 0 - 0 St. Mirren

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 St. Mirren

Div 1 (Old)

03/10/1914 | KO:

Aberdeen met St Mirren at Pittodrie before 6000 spectators. In the first half Aberdeen made poor use of the assistance which the wind and sun gave them, and, although they attacked for the greater part, they lacked effectiveness at close quarters. St Mirren, on the other hand, seldom attacked, but when they did so they were very dangerous, and on two occasions found the net in clever fashion, only to have their efforts nullified by off-side. Aberdeen had much the better of the exchanges in the second half, and, although they played desperately, they could not pierce a determined defence, in which Reid excelled.

Source: The Scotsman, 5th October 1914

Because they had two cleverly taken goals disallowed on the grounds of offside, it may be said that Saint Mirren were unfortunate not to improve upon a goalless draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie, yet had they been credited with the goals, the result would not have been in accordance with the run of the game. Six thousand spectators so play which was fast throughout, and in which Aberdeen for the most part held the upper hand without being able to achieve anything tangible in the way of goals. Aberdeen were generally attacking, but at close quarters they were disappointingly ineffective, and numerous chances that presented themselves were allowed to go begging. Saint Mirren, on the other hand, seldom attacked, but such times as they did their effectiveness was marked, and although it was from offside positions they found the net, the fact reflected on the accuracy of their marksmanship. The feature of the game was the play of the back divisions on both sides. The display of Reid, the left-back of the visitors, if robust, was particularly brilliant, and it was owing to his efforts more than any other player that Saint Mirren were able in the closing stages to stave off the desperate onslaughts of the home side. O'Hagan in the visitors' goal, also gave a daring display, and saved the situation on numerous occasions. Aberdeen were strongest at back and goal, where Anderson, Colman and Hume all played finely. Wyllie was strong at centre half, but forward the team was badly served. Considering the manner in which the attack, Aberdeen might quite easily have won, but it was lucky for them that the offside regulation came to their rescue on the two occasions Saint Mirren found the net.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 5th October 1914

St. Mirren Teamsheet
O'Hagan; Todd, A. Reid; McRory, Corner, R. Reid; Sowerby, Brannick, Clark, Page, Brown
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: L. Wynne, Uphall
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