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Hibernian 1 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Hibernian 1 - 0 Aberdeen

Div 1 (Old)
Hibernian scorers: Wyllie (o.g.) 2
Aberdeen scorers: Chatwin, Main 55.

31/10/1914 | KO:

Good Play by Aberdeen

It was really surprising that the Hibernians, at Easter Road, Edinburgh, where Aberdeen were their guests, should, after giving such a good account of themselves in the first portion of the game, have played so poorly in the second. Probably the goal which Wyllie, the "Dons" centre-half, deflected into the net for them a few minutes from the start gave the Hibernians not a little encouragement, but an utter want of opportunism on their part prevented further damage to the northern citadel. Main, the "Granite City" centre, was inclined to dally too much with the ball in the game's early stages , but once he had found his bearings he gave the defenders a hard time of it, the score got by him early in the second half demonstrating fully his capabilities in this direction. Main's goal was indeed a skilfully engineered one, but of a more enterprising order was the one got a few minutes later by Chatwin, the visiting right half, who from well out sent in a volley which completely baffled the home custodian.

Source: The Scotsman, 2nd November 1914

After a meritorious draw and Falkirk the previous week, Aberdeen went a step farther against Hibernian at Edinburgh, when they gained a clever and hard-earned victory by 2 goals to 1. This is Aberdeen's first victory since September 19, when the vanquished Motherwell at Pittodrie, and their win, following up as it does the draw of the previous week, suggests a return to form which local followers will wish to be maintained.
Considering the circumstances, Aberdeen's success - belated though it be - is most creditable when it is recalled that the goal with which the Birnie and were credited was scored by an Aberdeen player, Wyllie accidental eight footing through his own goal 2 minutes after the start.
The early misfortune appeared to spar Aberdeen to greater effort, and although they were still in the leeway at the interval, and the Fates been kind they would at least have been on equal terms. After that some keen no not classic football was shown, with their respective defences invariably superior to the opposing forwards. 10 minutes of the second half had gone when Aberdeen appeared to find their feet, and before a well-sustained attack the Hibernian defence became streaky and uncertain. A pretty run by Archibald and Cail resulted in Main equalising. The goal was the forerunner of a prolonged offensive on the part of a Aberdeen. The Hibernian goalkeeper saved finely a well-directed head effort by Main, but after he had unsuccessfully tried with a long-shot, Chatwin, with a similar effort, gave Aberdeen the lead. From that point on words Aberdeen more than held their own, and the Hibernian goal ran numerous narrow escapes. Indeed, had Aberdeen shot with anything like precision it must have one by a much greater margin. All over the side gave a much-improved display, and while the chief owners go to a defence in which Colman, McLauchlan, and Wyllie excelled, the forwards, for whom it Main and Soye were best, contributed largely to a victory which was as welcome as it was deserved. The attendance at the match numbered about 4000.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 2nd November 1914

Hibernian Teamsheet
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Easter Road, Edinburgh
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