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Fraserburgh 4 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: Fraserburgh 0 - 3 Aberdeen

Aberdeen and District League
Fraserburgh scorers: Birnie
Aberdeen scorers: Yule, Kirkton, Lees (Pen), Rankin.

13/04/1921 | KO: 18:30

Fraserburgh Beaten At Pittodrie

In an Aberdeenshire and District League match last night, Aberdeen Reserves defeated Fraserburgh by 4 goals to 1. The game was much less one-sided than the result would suggest, and Fraserburgh were decidedly unfortunate to have such an adverse score registered against them even if the victory went to the better team. There were about 3000 spectators, and these were treated to a display which was marked by more energy than cleverness. Goals by Yule, Kirton and Lees (from a penalty) enabled Aberdeen to lead at the interval by 3-0, but in the period Fraserburgh were unfortunate not have scored. Their midfield work was clever and their defence played well, but their forwards lacked penetrative power. The Aberdeen attack, finely led by Rankine, exerted severe pressure on the visitors' goal but the first and third goals were obtained in rather easy style. In the second half each team found the net once, and the scoring was a much more accurate reflection of the merits of the teams than was the case in the earlier period. Aberdeen s fourth goal fell to Rankine, who scored with a terrific shot, and the visitors' goal, which was well deserved on play, was to the credit of Binnie, who scored with a fine shot just before the finish and after McDonald had hit the woodwork.

For Fraserburgh, Shields acquitted himself well in goal, and Irvine was the better of two sound backs. McKay at centre-half was a tower of strength, and the best forwards were Binnie and Turner, but Massie was badly supported in the centre. On the Aberdeen side, Sutherland effected many clever saves, and McCombie and Chalmers did well at back, with Lees shining at centre-half. In the attack, the best were Rankine, Ritchie, and Yule.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal 14th April 1921

Fraserburgh Teamsheet
Shields; Finnie, J. McRobbie; L. McRobbie, McKay, H. McDonald; J. McDonald, Birnie, Massie, McNab, Turner
Attendance: 3,000
Venue: Bellslea Park, Fraserburgh
Referee: P. Craigmyle, Aberdeen
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27 Apr 2024 / 15:00 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen