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Aberdeen 2 - 0 Falkirk

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Falkirk

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Main, Wyllie.

26/02/1916 | KO:

Aberdeen at home won on their merits. Their opponents, Falkirk, who were without McDougall and Robertson, were weak forward, and even with the wind in the first half had the worse of matters. That the scoring sheet was blank at the interval was largely due to Stewart's alert goalkeeping and to the backs' stout defence. Main and J. Wyllie beat the custodian with simple-looking shots half-way through the second period. Taking the play all over there was no denying Aberdeen's superiority. Their defence was solid, and their attack gave the Falkirk players no rest after crossing over. The crowd would number about 5000.

Source: The Scotsman, 28th February 1916

After losing four games in succession, Aberdeen at home returned to the winning vein. Falkirk, weaker than usual forward, were the victims, and could not grumble had for years, 2-0 against them. The locals were without McLachlan, and Brewster crossed over to a lawyer Joe Walker to take the right half position. Walker played a capital game, and the maid line had not a little to do with the overpowering of the Midlanders' forwards. Although the latter were short of McCulloch for a large portion of the first half, they had no time had the upper hand, and in the second period Aberdeen, with the wind behind them, were seldom out of shooting range. With 14 minutes gone Main score a clever goal. Falkirk had a chance of equalising from a penalty, but the kick went wide, and when J. Wyllie netted the issue was put beyond all doubt. Falkirk since spasmodic rushes were not without danger, but Anderson was never found wanting, and the points went to a better side. Falkirk's defence saved them from a heavier defeat. Stewart, in goal, brought off many fine saves, but had he remained in goal he might have got one, if not both, of the shots which found the net. He has a tendency to rush out to meet the oncoming forwards, and both Main and Wyllie lifted the leather over his head into an empty goal. Reilly and the backs were hard workers all through. The home defence was like a rock. Forward, Archibald and Grant, well nursed by Walker, had the honours. Archibald was very clever, and grants crosses were always dangerous.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 28th February 1916

Falkirk Teamsheet
Stewart; McMillan, Donaldson; Harvey, Reilly, Macdonald; McNaught, Gibbons, Brown, McCulloch, Murphy
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: J. B. Stevenson, Motherwell
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