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Falkirk 0 - 3 Aberdeen

HT Score: Falkirk 0 - 2 Aberdeen

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Cail, Wylie, Archibald.

18/12/1915 | KO:

Although occupying but a lowly position in the League competition, Falkirk sustained their first home defeat for the season, and so far as scoring went it was a decided reverse. The game nevertheless was a good one all through, and perhaps Aberdeen were fortunate to defeat the home team pointless. The visitors' goals, however, were all well earned, but the Falkirk team experienced rather hard luck at times near the opposition goal.

Source: The Scotsman, 20th December 1915

Aberdeen continued their victorious career, defeating Falkirk at Brockville Park by no less than 3 goals to 0. The weather was fine, but there was only a fair attendance of spectators.

Aberdeen kicked off, and for some time give-and-take play was witnessed. Anderson and Stewart were tested in turn, and each proved equal to the occasion. Falkirk forced a corner through Riley, but McLauchlan sent the ball to midfield. Falkirk returned to the attack, and Malcolm shot, but the ball went behind. Aberdeen's right wing forwards made progress until they were brought up by Orrock and Marshall. Aberdeen continued to press for some time, the forwards being dangerous at goalmouth, but found the opposing defence on the alert. Gibbons and McDougall showed up smartly at the other end, and the ball went over the crossbar from a shot by Gibbons. Aberdeen raided, and were repulsed. They were soon back again, however, and Cail scored with a long shot. For some time Aberdeen remained on the attack, and Stewart had to save from main, grant, and Brewster. Falkirk afterwards got into range, but the Aberdeen defence was too much for them. Near the interval Wylie scored a second goal for Aberdeen from a pass by Archibald.

In the second half Falkirk RE-arranged the team to some extent, Marshall and Jarvis exchanging places. After some pressure by Falkirk, Aberdeen once more came into the picture, and Archibald gave them their third goal with a fast drive. The two goal lead a raid by Falkirk, but danger was averted, first by Colman and then by Anderson. Falkirk got a corner which, however, brought them no advantage. Falkirk continued on the attack, but were weak in front of goal. Aberdeen's turn came, but they failed to add to their total. Shearer had a likely chance for Falkirk, but did not take advantage of it.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 20th December 1915

Falkirk Teamsheet
Stewart; Orrock, Jarvis; Marshall, Riley, McMillan; Murphy, Malcolm, Shearer, Gibbons, Corporal McDougall
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Brockville Park, Falkirk
Referee: Mr. J. M. Dickson, Glasgow
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