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Aberdeen 0 - 2 Heart of Midlothian

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 2 Heart of Midlothian

Scottish Alliance League
Heart of Midlothian scorers: Tait, Wilson

03/12/1921 | KO:

Reserves Go Under At Home

Aberdeen A have truly fallen on evil days. ln last two matches they have had 9 goals registered against them, and counted once, and they are now pretty firmly established at the bottom of the Scottish Alliance ladder. They were up against stiff opposition at Pittodrie on Saturday, when the Hearts' second string, who are meantime leading the competition, proved too much for them, and took the points with a 2-0 victory, which was merited on the run of play. The home team showed a few changes after the previous Saturday's debacle at Firhill. Lawrie displaced Blackwell in goal, and Donald, from Argyle, was given a trial at right back. Watt resumed at right half, vice MacLachlan, who went south with the first string, and Bainbridge was shifted inside left to Connon.
For a time the changes gave promise of proving a comparative success, but the old ineffectiveness of the front rank soon became apparent. McBoyle cut out the pace, but none of the other forwards showed up at all well, with the result that Gilfillan, in the visiting goal, had an easy passage. Donald and Smith managed to stave off disaster, the latter particularly excelling, but eventually the nippier footwork and better understanding pf the Tynecastle players gained them the ascendancy, and it was no surprise when Wilson put the finishing touch to a shot from Brown, which rebounded off Lawrie to the winger's foot. The same player took advantage of a slip by the home defence some minutes later, his drive striking the upright, and leaving Tait with an easy chance to beat Lawrie. Spasmodic efforts by the Dons' front rank lacked finishing power, and they never looked like reducing the lead.
In the second half the game was of the featureless nature. The home forwards could make nothing of the visiting defence and it was only yeoman work by Lees, Donald, and Smith that kept the Hearts from adding to their total. Connon had one or two good tries, but his luck was dead out, and the game ended in a win for Hearts as started by 2 to nil. Best for Hearts were Gilfillan, Sharp, Brown. Tait, and Wilson, and for Aberdeen, Smith, Lees, Donald, and McBoyle.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal 5th December 1921

Heart of Midlothian Teamsheet
Gilfillan; Whyte, D. Sharp; Bond, McRoberts, J. Miller; Brown, Murphy, Tait, Wilson, Blair
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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