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Aberdeen 1 - 0 Hamilton

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Hamilton

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Wyllie.

17/04/1915 | KO:

Aberdeen and Hamilton had a close and interesting match at Pittodrie. In the first half the visitors, playing pretty football, were often dangerous, but they failed to clinch their outfield work when they got near Anderson. Aberdeen had the upper hand in the second period, and Hamilton were hard put to it. Jack Wyllie, getting the ball near midfield beat man after man and finished up by tipping past Watson. Colman was prominent in breaking up Hamilton's desperate tries for the equaliser. W. Wylie was easily the best Aberdeen forward, for his sprints repeatedly beating the opposition. Hamilton were the better balanced side, and a draw would not have done an injustice to them.

Source: The Scotsman, 19th April 1915

Aberdeen finished their league season with a hard-earned win at home over Hamilton Academicals, one of the most improved sides in Scotland this season. In the first half the visitors played pretty football - the best of the afternoon - but in the second. The home forwards, though showing little combination, hustled the opposition to some purpose, and gave its defence a far hotter time than their own had experienced. It was left to Jock Wyllie, however, to score the goal that won the points. He got the ball near midfield, crashed his way past opponent after opponent, until he finally met Watson 6 yards from the net. He got his foot on the leather the fraction of a second before the goalkeeper met him, and, shoving it through, staggered over to the post and fell in a heaped. It was a great effort, and the crowd yelled with the light. In the remaining 20 minutes the Accies strove hard to equalise, but they were kept out, and Aberdeen might well have increased their lead. In only two of their last 11 matches at Hamden and Parkhead did they failed to get the point. They lost 14 of the previous 28 games.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 19th April 1915

Aberdeen finished the League season in 14th position out of 20.
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Anderson, Colman, Munro, Chatwin, Wyllie, Brewster, Soye, Walker, Cail, Main, Wylie.
Hamilton Teamsheet
Watson; McEwan, Miller; Paterson, McNamee, Purdie; Hanlon, Stewart, Kelly, Kyle, Husband
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen