1903–04 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1903-04 season
Manager Jimmy Philip
Northern League 3rd
Scottish Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League: Willie MacAulay (13)
All: Willie MacAulay (13)
Highest home attendance 8,000 vs. Stenhousemuir, 15 August 1903
Lowest home attendance 2,000 vs. Dundee 'A', 30 January 1904

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Northern League and Scottish Cup in the 1903–04 season.

Overview[edit]

It was Aberdeen's first season in Scottish football, the club having been established in April 1903 following a merger of three local clubs. Aberdeen failed to gain election to the Scottish First Division and did not apply to join the second division. They were placed in the Northern League along with eleven other clubs from the North of Scotland. The club finished third in the league, but lost their first Scottish Cup tie to Alloa Athletic.

Results[edit]

Northern League[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 15 August Stenhousemuir H 1–1 MacAulay 8,000
2 22 August Dunfermline Athletic A 2–4 Own goal, D. MacKay 3,500
3 29 August St. Johnstone H 5–1 Shinner (2), D. MacKay (2), MacAulay 7,000
4 12 September Stenhousemuir A 1–1 Shinner 4,000
5 26 September Arbroath H 1–2 Shinner 6,000
6 10 October Dundee Wanderers A 2–0 Johnston, C. Mackie 2,000
7 24 October Cowdenbeath A 1–3 MacAulay 3,000
8 31 October Forfar Athletic H 3–1 MacAulay, D. MacKay, C. Mackie 4,000
9 7 November Dundee Wanderers H 2–2 D. MacKay, Johnston 2,500
10 14 November Montrose H 4–2 Low (2), MacAulay (2) 4,500
11 21 November Montrose A 1–4 D. MacKay 1,000
12 28 November Lochgelly United H 8–1 Low, Barron, C. Mackie (3), MacAulay, Johnston (2) 5,000
13 5 December Dunfermline Athletic A 0–1 5,500
14 12 December Forfar Athletic A 6–2 Shinner, Wishart, C. Mackie, MacAulay (2), Johnston 2,000
15 26 December Lochee United A 3–0 Sangster, MacAulay, Johnston 1,000
16 2 January Dundee 'A' A 1–1 MacAulay 3,500
17 30 January Dundee 'A' H 2–1 Low, MacAulay 2,000
18 6 February Cowdenbeath H 3–2 Low, D. MacKay, Barron 2,500
19 20 February Lochee United H 4–0 C. Mackie (2), D. MacKay, Shinner 2,000
20 19 March Arbroath A 1–4 Strang 1,500
21 22 April St. Johnstone A 3–1 C. Mackie, MacAulay, Shiach 2,000
22 23 April Lochgelly United A 1–3 D. MacKay 1,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Montrose 22 16 0 6 54 25 29 32
2 Arbroath 22 11 6 5 43 45 –2 28
3 ABERDEEN 22 11 4 7 55 37 18 26
4 Dundee Wanderers 22 10 5 7 45 35 10 25

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 23 January Alloa Athletic A 1–2 C. Mackie 2,500

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Northern League Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland GK Frank Barrett 20 0 19 0 1 0
Scotland FW John Barron 6 2 5 2 1 0
Scotland FW John Bonnar 5 0 4 0 1 0
Scotland FW Martin Dorward 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland DF John Hannah 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland FW WG Johnston 20 6 19 6 1 0
Scotland DF Henry Low 18 5 17 5 1 0
Scotland FW Dave MacKay 15 9 15 9 0 0
Scotland FW Roddy McKay 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland FW Charlie Mackie 22 10 21 9 1 1
Scotland FW Jimmy Mackie 10 0 9 0 1 0
Scotland FW Willie MacAulay 21 13 20 13 1 0
Scotland DF Frank McGregor 14 0 14 0 0 0
Scotland DF Duncan McNichol 17 0 16 0 1 0
Scotland DF Jack Murphy 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland FW Tom Owen 2 0 2 0 0 0
Scotland DF Robert Ritchie 12 0 12 0 0 0
Scotland GK Willie Ritchie 3 0 3 0 0 0
Scotland DF Gowie Robertson 4 0 4 0 0 0
Scotland DF John Sangster 12 1 11 1 1 0
Scotland FW Alex Shiach 4 1 4 1 0 0
Scotland FW Bert Shinner 14 6 14 6 0 0
Scotland FW Tom Strang 21 1 20 1 1 0
Scotland DF Johnny Thomson 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland DF Sam Willox 6 0 6 0 0 0
Scotland FW John Wishart 2 1 2 1 0 0

References[edit]

  • Kevin Stirling. Aberdeen A Centenary History 1903-2003. Desert Island Books 2002. ISBN 1-874287-49-X.