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Buckie Thistle 1 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: Buckie Thistle 0 - 1 Aberdeen

Aberdeen and District League
Buckie Thistle scorers: Murray
Aberdeen scorers: Forbes 23.

15/11/1924 | KO:

Aberdeen 'A' Draw At Buckie

Aberdeen "A" visited Buckie on Saturday in search of Aberdeenshire League points, but they narrowly escaped defeat, and were decidedly lucky to divide the points, each team scoring once. Buckie's goalkeeper was somewhat late in arriving, and for the first ten minutes of the game Thistle fielded only ten players, G. McIntosh taking the goal position. Notwithstanding this handicap, Buckie were the first to attack, and following a free kick in the goal vicinity, Nicol shot over the bar. Aberdeen then moved ahead, and kicking clear McIntosh gave away a comer. Main sent the ball behind. The nimble Buckie forwards cut through their heavier opponents, who had to kick into touch for relief. A run by Grant resulted in a corner being obtained, which Dick shot over. Dickie was prominent, with his partner, on the left wing, but he was occasionally held up for offside - erroneously, at times, in the opinion of spectators. The game proceeded on fast lines, some smart play being exhibited by both sides. The height of the Aberdeen players was a handicap to the Buckie lads, but what they lacked in inches they made up for in agility. Half-way through the period Aberdeen went ahead, Forbes scoring a rather soft goal, following a well-placed corner by Main. Thistle resumed a vigorous attack, and the Aberdeen defence had their work cut out to keep them in check. Luckily, Sutherland and Ritchie were safe backs, and Cunningham proved his skill in saving from Middleton. He failed to stop one of "Sandy's" shots, however, which glanced to the left, but nobody was handy to send the ball home. Newlands grazed the bar, and just before the interval Thistle hammered at the goal, Sutherland luckily blocking a shot from "Toshie" when the goalkeeper was beaten. On play, Buckie should not have been a goal down at the interval. In the second half, Buckie made a slight rearrangement of the team, and they went at it with the determination to win. They were not long in drawing level. Following a corner kick, the ball went out to Murray, who scored, amid great, cheering. From this stage the game was hotly contested, the players on both rides being keen. Both goals were visited in turn. Anderson saved from Mclntosh and Dick, but when hard pressed Aberdeen kicked into touch for relief. Thistle had more of the play than their more experienced opponents, and had their shooting been better they would have been victorious.

Source: Press & Journal, 17th November 1924

Buckie Thistle Teamsheet
Anderson; Geddes, Garden; Middleton, Smith, G. McIntosh; Nicol, Newlands, J. McIntosh, Murray, Dickie
Venue: Victoria Park, Buckie
Referee: D. Barnetson, Aberdeen
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