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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Airdrie

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Airdrie

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Brewster, Main, Cail.

20/03/1915 | KO:

Aberdeen's Best Win

The game at Aberdeen was one of the best seen this season, and although Aberdeen were quite worthy of the points there were not three goals between the sides. Indeed after Brewster had opened the scoring for Aberdeen in the first half the Airdrieonians had hard lines in not equalising. They resumed where they left off, but in the closing half hour they were seldom dangerous, and Aberdeen were continually raiding Brown's charge. Main scored a very fine goal twelve minutes from the end, and just before the whistle blew Cail, with the Airdrie defence at sixes and sevens, had another.

Source: The Scotsman, 22nd March 1915

Aberdeen had their biggest win of the season - 3-0 - over Airdrieonians. We're not so much the better side as the score would make it appear, they were quite worthy of the points. It was the best game that has been seen at Pittodrie for a long time - clean, well-contested, and some decent football. Brewster headed through Aberdeen's first goal, and after that the visitors pressed strongly, and gave Greig an anxious time until the interval came.

In the second period Aberdeen were seldom out of their opponents' territory, and, thanks mainly to W. Wyllie, kept the Lanarkshire defence in almost continual hot water. Main had a great second goal, and just before the whistle blew Cail got another in the easiest possible fashion. It was about the only things the two players did all afternoon, four to tell the truth Wyllie was the only forward who would've been worth his place in the far nippier Airdrie attack. Reid, their famous centre, was too well watched by J. Wyllie to do much damage, but as a line they showed a better understanding, and Aberdeen had their halves and backs to thank for playing a strong, spoiling game. Airdrie's rearguard was safe until towards the end, when it seemed to crack up.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 22nd March 1915

Aberdeen Teamsheet
Greig, Colman, Munro, Chatwin, Wyllie, Brewster, Soye, Walker, Cail, Main, Wylie.
Airdrie Teamsheet
Brown; Mackie, Gane; Millar, Murphy, Williams; Paton, Thomson, Reid, Donaldson, Paterson
Attendance: 5,500
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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