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Aberdeen 2 - 1 Dunfermline Athletic

Northern League
Aberdeen scorers: Knowles, Ruddiman.
Dunfermline Athletic scorers: Dewar

29/10/1904 | KO: 15:30

Good biz at Pittodrie

In the muckiest of weather Dunfermline Athletic tried conclusions with Aberdeen's reserves at Pittodrie in the Northern League. Last year the visitors annexed the full points, home and away, so that the reserves had something to fight for to win back what was lost. This they did, so far as the home match was concerned, in a manner that left no doubt they were the superior team. The score would lead one to think they had a hard struggle, but such was not the case. With an efficient referee the home lot should have won easily by several goals. Only in the first ten minutes did the Athletic show up, and they were frisky enough then, but this was mainly through Low being a bit off at the start. Once the "young 'un" got his eye in there was no getting rid of him. Dewar scored a soft goal for the visitors at the commencement, but they were never dangerous afterwards. Knowles had the first goal for Aberdeen, and it was a beauty. Practically the second one was the result of a drive from Knowles, which Myles saved, but Ruddiman fastened on, and drove home. All eyes were turned on the new centre - Lowe. He shaped, for a new man unacquainted with Scotch play, very well indeed. With a little training he may supply the vacant place in the first eleven.

Source: Bon-Accord, November 3, 1904

The Aberdeen A team, for the second time this season, played at Pittodrie, when they had as opponents the Dunfermline Athletics in a Northern League fixture. The weather was unpropitious, and the spectatorate suffered accordingly, the four figures in the number of onlookers not being reached. Teams:- Aberdeen A: Barrett; Willox, Brebner; Low, Thompson, Robertson; Knowles, Ruddiman, Lowe, Cruikshank, Jeffrey. Dunfermline: Myles; Allan, Crawford; Adamson, Hamilton, Christie; Lawrie, Dewar, Robertson, MacIntosh, McClelland. Referee - Mr. Niven, Lochee.

Shortly after the start, from a corner Robertson succeeded in getting the ball for the strangers. No time was lost, however, before the "A's" put themselves on a level with their opponents, Knowles notching a point very smartly. Aberdeen had now the best of the matters for the greater part of the first period, and just on call of half time, Ruddiman scored a second goal.

During the second part Aberdeen maintained their supremacy. Lowe, the new centre, played a good game, and had several splendid shots, which, however, the strangers' custodian was equal to. Twowards the end of the game darkness interfered with play, and time was called with no change on the half time score.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 31st October 1904

Dunfermline Athletic Teamsheet
Myles; Allan, Crawford; Adamson, Hamilton, Christie; Lawrie, Dewar, Robertson, MacIntosh, McClelland
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. Niven, Lochee
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