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Aberdeen 5 - 2 Brechin City

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 2 Brechin City

Northern League
Brechin City scorers: Laing

08/11/1913 | KO:

At one stage in the Northern League game at Pittodrie it looked as if Brechin were to call are both points, for within half an hour of the start the Ancient City 11 were leading by two goals, and at the interval they were still a goal to the good. Both the goals were of a decidedly lucky order, and should have been saved, but on the general run of play the Brechiners were quite value for their lead.

The second half had not been long in progress, however, when there was a complete turning of the tables. Aberdeen had of a sudden emerged from their lackadaisical methods, and within a few minutes of the resumption the northerners were on the lead. There was no keeping the Aberdonians in after this. Brechin were completely outplayed, and it was not in the least surprising that before the final whistle sounded the Pittodrie men had increased their total to five, Brechin seldom being past midfield.
The Forfarshire 11, while appearing to excellent advantage for forty-five minutes, lacked stain power, and were hopelessly out of the hunt in the second period. Aberdeen were without Barclay, Munro (No. 1), Brewster, Smith, McLeod, and Robertson, and their substitutes were only fair. Walker and McIntosh were the best of the forwards, and Keith and Watson shared the owners behind. Laing was the most effective Brechin forward, his goal being an excellent effort.

Source: Dundee Courier, 10th November 1913

Brechin City Teamsheet
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen