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Elgin City 0 - 4 Aberdeen

HT Score: Elgin City 0 - 2 Aberdeen

Aberdeen and District League
Aberdeen scorers: Cheyne, Doolan, Doolan, Forbes.

23/01/1926 | KO: 14:45

Aberdeen 'A' Trounce Elgin

Elgin City were completely outplayed and beaten by 4-0 by Aberdeen "A" in an Aberdeen and District League fixture at Borough Briggs. Heavy rain fell during the forenoon, continuing throughout the game and as a result footing was most insecure and miskicks numerous. The ball was greasy and difficult to control, but in spite of these circumstances, which militated against accurate football, Aberdeen's second string served up a splendid display. A fast-paced first half ended with the A's having a worthy two goal lead, while in the second half the visitors were never in danger of losing their grip of the game. In fact, but for the masterly display of Lobban, Elgin's goalkeeper, the final score might have been considerably larger. The City did not admit defeat easily, however, and the game was fast right to within minutes of the close. Both goals were visited in the opening stages, and Lobban had to deal with fast shots from Carrol, Doolan. and Forbes, while at the other end McSevich had to leave his charge undefended to come out and tackle Mackenzie. Elgin's successful young centre. Aberdeen A's first goal was a gift. Munro in attempting to clear headed back to Asher, who placed the ball beautifully for Forbes to drive into the net. At full length Lobban almost brought off a save. The visitors had not altogether the monopoly of the play, but the forwards were dangerous and tried Lobban to the utmost. Their second goal was also the result of a misjudgement, though of a different nature. Raitt miskicked badly in taking a goal kick and Doolan snapped up the opportunity. Trapping and steadying, he gave the goalkeeper not the ghost of a chance. Lobban was cheered as the teams retired at the interval.
Elgin recommenced with some confidence, but this was soon shaken by the second string's superior combination. Forbes showed up well at this point, and though tackled by Raitt in the penalty area got in a low raking shot which gave Lobban some trouble in dealing with it. In another attack Cruickshank completely missed a low pass from the right but Macdonald, who had fallen back, returned the ball to the winger. Cheyne fastened on and taking the goalkeeper by surprise beat him with a fine drooping shot. It was the best goal of the match. The Pittodrie, men kept up the attack, and were rewarded with a fourth, and what, proved to be the last, goal. Doolan got possession from a half-back, and with a fine burst of speed got through to score a good goal. Even then Elgin did not lie down, but played hard football to the end. The visitors seemed to adapt themselves more easily to the bad ground conditions, while the difference between the teams so far as training was concerned, was much in evidence.

Source: Press & Journal, 25th January 1926

Elgin City Teamsheet
Lobban; Cruickshank, Raitt; MacDonald, Munro, Asher; Esslemont, Wheeler, MacKenzie, Lobban, Hay
Venue: Borough Briggs, Elgin
Referee: William Penny, Huntly
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