Aberdeen 1
Dundee 3


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Saturday, April 14th, 1894
The Chanonry
Attendance: 2,000
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. James Dundas (15)
James Dundas (17)
David McInroy (20)

Team Managers

Starting Eleven
Tom Smyth
J. Reith
Frank Whitehead
Francis Barrett .1
Bill Ferrier .2
George Campbell .3
Alex Craig .4
William Longair .5
Henry Matthew .6
William Thomson .7
David McInroy .8
James Dundas .9
J Coupar .10
Sandy Keillor .11

Match Officials

Mr. John Ewen (Aberdeen) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier | Ref. BNA (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board | Copyright Statement - .

In favourable football weather and in presence of 2000 spectators, Aberdeen met Dundee in a friendly game at Chanonry, Old Aberdeen, on Saturday day afternoon.

The onset of the game was fast. Both sides played up with determination, and appearance indicated two evenly-balanced elevens.

There was considerable excitement about ten minutes after the opening of the game when a slip on the part of Barrett at goal allowed the Aberdonians to put in a ball. It was a surprise which created considerable enthusiasm. It was only momentary, however, for after one or two fresh attacks by the local men, all of which proved fruitless, Thomson got the ball, and a pass to Dundas resulted in No. 1 goal for Dundee.

This was soon followed by another put in by the same player. After some further hot play, McInroy succeeded in putting in the third ball for Dundee, the score thus standing - Dundee, 3; Aberdeen, 1.

On play being resumed. Aberdeen made a bold bid for the goal posts of their opponents, and had several hard lines. There were one or two assualta on the home goal by the Dundee men, but Smyth always saved in capital style.

Just before the class of the game there was an unfortunate incident which maired the general good feeling that appeared to exist up to that time.

A Dundee player who had the ball at his toe pretty near the home territory was knocked down by a rush on the part of an Aberdeen man. The stranger immediately rose and struck another of the Aberdeen men who he supposed had been his aggressor.

The referee immediately intervened, but not before some of the spectators had rushed across the field to the spot. The field was quickly cleared again, however, and play resumed. Shortly afterwards the whistle sounded with the result - Dundee, 3; Aberdeen, 1.

The teams were:- Dundee - Barrett; Ferrier and Campbell; Craig, Longair, and Matthew ; Thomson, McInroy, Dundas, J. Cooper, and Keillor.

Aberdeen - Smyth; Howie and Davidson; Reith, Woodrow, and Anderson: Abbott, White, Kirkpatrick, Fred and Frank Whitehead.

Mr John Ewen, Aberdeen, was referee.

Squad Statistics (as at April 14th, 1894)

1893-94 All Time

League Table (as at April 14th, 1894)

Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Celtic 18 14 1 3 +21 29
2. Hearts 17 10 4 3 +13 24
3. St Bernard's 17 10 1 6 +13 21
4. Dumbarton 17 7 5 5 -2 19
5. Rangers 16 7 4 5 +10 18
6. St Mirren 17 7 3 7 +7 17
7. Third Lanark 18 7 3 8 -6 17
8. Dundee 18 6 3 9 -12 15
9. Leith 18 4 2 12 -10 10
10. Renton 18 1 2 15 -34 4