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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Kilmarnock

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Kilmarnock

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Main, MacLachlan 20, Cail 70.

19/12/1914 | KO:

At Aberdeen before 4000 spectators, the home team easily held the advantage, and were convincing winners over Kilmarnock. The scoring opened after twenty minutes' play, when McLaughlin put the ball into the net from a free kick. This was all the scoring in the first half, the brilliance of Blair keeping down the scoring. Aberdeen had also much the better of the exchanges in the second half, and their pressure made further scoring inevitable. Cail added a second goal, and Main a third. Best for Kilmarnock were Blair, who kept a good goal, W. Cunningham, Simmons, and Mitchell; and the outstanding Aberdeen players were Hume, Chatwin, Wyllie, and Walker.

Source: The Scotsman, 21st December 1914

Not since September 19 had the supporters of the Aberdeen team the pleasure of seeing the Pittodrie players win a match at home until Saturday, when they beat Kilmarnock in decisive fashion by 3 goals to 0. So far as the run of play was concerned, the margin in Aberdeen's favour in this belief that success might have been doubled, so completely that the outclassed the opposition. In all departments except in goal, where no comparison could be made, they were immeasurably superior, and without being brilliant they give a convincing display, their efforts being better sustained and in recent games. While all played well, the honours of the victory are due to the half-backs, Chatwin, Wyllie, and McLauchlan, who played tirelessly and methodically throughout. They completely subdued to Kilmarnock attack, which, except in a short period of revival in the second half, was scarcely seen, and a by no means neglected their forwards. Colman and Hume played soundly, the left back the specially showing up well with his big kicking. The forward honours were due to walker, who, although having many badly directed shots, also had many deadly efforts well deserving of goals. The redeeming feature of the Kilmarnock display was a fine goal keeping of Blair, who alone prevented a much heavier defeat of his side. Simmons played steadily at back, and while the half-backs were only moderate, Andrew Cunningham and Mitchell were the only forwards to impress.
The Kilmarnock goal had withstood a veritable bombardment before McLauchlan opened the scoring after fully 20 minutes of the first half had gone. Blair's charge ran many in narrow escapes subsequently, but there was no further scoring up to the interval. The home forwards continued to bombard the Kilmarnock goal in the second half, and Cail added another goal after seventy minutes actual play, while Main put the issue beyond doubt with a third point before the end. The game was witnessed by about 4000 spectators, who were delighted with a fine form shown by the home team.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 21st December 1914

Kilmarnock Teamsheet
Blair; W. Cunningham, Simmons; Shortt, Hamilton, Mackie; Armour, A. Cunningham, McCurdie, Dickie, Mitchell
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. A. Allan, Glasgow
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