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Aberdeen 2 - 0 Morton

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Morton

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Brewster, Archibald.

06/02/1915 | KO:

Football Spoiled by Wind and Rain

A wind blowing with hurricane force from the east completely spoiled the match at Pittodrie between Aberdeen and Morton. Morton had the gale behind them in the first half, and although doing most of the pressing were unable to score. Greig, in the Aberdeen goal, saved smartly, particularly from Buchanan and Gourlay. The Greenock forwards seldom got in a shot at close range, and were disappointing. The Aberdeen forwards, who had played briskly in the teeth of the gale, took matters in hand after the resumption. Brewster headed through a goal after thirteen minutes' play, and shortly afterwards Archibald netted in a scrimmage, Bradford having fallen on the goal-line and been unable to get the leather away. Ferrier and Ormonde defended splendidly for Morton, who were occasionally dangerous. The wind made the game anybody's , and although Morton may have been unfortunate to meet Aberdeen on such a day, the pluck of the winners cannot be denied. They were without Anderson, their regular goalkeeper; Hume at back; and Chatwin at left half, but the substitutes, Greig, Munro, and Brewster respectively, acquitted themselves well.

Source: The Scotsman, 8th February 1915

Aberdeen's 2-0 win over Morton was their best performance of the season, for whereas the Greenock club is one of the top notchers in the League, Aberdeen occupies a very lonely position indeed. The gale completely spoiled the game, and the crowd, in anticipation of this was the smallest that has seen a First League match at Pittodrie for some time. Morton quite failed to do justice to themselves when they had the wind behind and in the first half, and undoubtedly primary responsibility must be laid upon the forwards, who were disappointing beyond measure. The gave the local goalkeeper a comparatively easy time, and while the wind was undeniably a factor in their failure, the bustling tactics of the home half-backs and a clearing work by the backs, must not be overlooked. Only on three occasions did Greig really have to exert himself to negotiate shots by Buchan and Gourlay, so seldom were the attackers allowed to have a try at close range. Aberdeen, who were without Anderson, Hume and Chatwin, were plucky all through, and once they had the benefit of the wind they pegged in and shot at every opportunity until they found the net. Brewster headed through a beauty from a corner with 13 minutes gone, and shortly thereafter Archibald put on another, Bradford falling at the post with the ball and failing to get it away. Ormonde and Ferrier defended well until the whistle blew. Little was seen of their half-backs, but the forwards played gamely, and Colman and Munro had no more easy a time when Ormonde and Ferrier in the first period.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 8th February 1915

Morton Teamsheet
Bradford; Ferrier, Ormonde; Wright, Stark, McLean; Torrance, Gourlay, Buchanan, Stevenson, Seymour
Attendance: 2,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. T. Dougary, Barrhead
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