1904–05 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1904-05 season
Manager Jimmy Philip
Scottish Football League Second Division 7th
Scottish Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Tom Ruddiman (7)
All: Tom Ruddiman (10)
Highest home attendance 16,000 vs. Queen's Park, 28 January 1905
Lowest home attendance 1,000 vs. Hamilton Academical, 10 December 1904

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Second Division and Scottish Cup in season 1904–05.

Overview[edit]

Season 1904–05 was Aberdeen's second season and their first in Scottish League football. They failed to gain election to the First Division in 1904, but successfully applied to join the Second Division. The team abandoned their white jerseys for a new black and gold strip this season. The Pittodrie attendance record was broken in January when 16,000 spectators watched as Glasgow club Queen's Park visited Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup. In the league, Aberdeen finished seventh out of twelve clubs. In the cup, they won through to round three after wins over Queen's Park and Bathgate, but lost to Third Lanark at Cathkin Park. Tom Ruddiman finished as the club's top scorer with ten goals from 15 appearances.

Results[edit]

Scottish Second Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 20 August Falkirk H 1–2 Knowles 6,000
2 27 August Clyde H 0–1 5,000
3 10 September Hamilton Academical A 3–3 H. Low, G. McNicol (2) 3,000
4 24 September Abercorn H 3–1 Ellis, MacAulay, Ritchie 2,000
5 22 October Raith Rovers H 3–1 Own goal, G. McNicol, Mackie 5,000
6 5 November East Stirlingshire A 4–1 A. Lowe (4) 2,000
7 19 November Ayr A 3–3 G. McNicol, A. Lowe (2) 1,000
8 10 December Hamilton Academical H 1–2 Ritchie 1,000
9 17 December Clyde A 0–1 1,000
10 24 December St. Bernard's A 3–0 Ruddiman (2), MacAulay 2,000
11 31 December East Stirlingshire H 3–0 Ruddiman (3) 3,000
12 7 January Raith Rovers A 0–1 1,000
13 14 January Albion Rovers A 0–1 3,000
14 21 January St. Bernard's H 1–1 Edgar 3,000
15 4 February Abercorn A 1–3 H. Low 2,000
16 4 March Albion Rovers H 7–2 Halkett, Harvey, G. McNicol, Ruddiman (2), MacAulay (2) 5,500
17 11 March Arthurlie A 0–2 1,000
18 18 March Leith Athletic A 1–1 J. Robertson 1,500
19 25 March Ayr H 2–0 Harvey, Edgar 2,500
20 1 April Falkirk A 0–0 1,000
21 8 April Arthurlie H 0–0 3,000
22 15 April Leith Athletic H 0–0 2,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
6 Arthurlie 22 9 5 8 37 41 –4 23
7 ABERDEEN 22 7 7 8 36 26 10 21
8 Albion Rovers 22 8 4 10 38 53 –15 20
9 East Stirlingshire 22 7 5 10 37 38 –1 19

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 28 January Queen's Park H 2–1 W. Low, J. Robertson 16,000
R2 11 February Bathgate H 1–1 (abandoned) Edgar 3,000
R2 R 18 February Bathgate H 6–1 J. Robertson (2), Ruddiman (2), MacAulay, Ritchie 7,000
R3 25 February Third Lanark A 1–4 Ruddiman 10,000

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Second Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland GK Frank Barrett 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland DF Willie Brebner 3 0 1 0 2 0
Scotland FW John Edgar 17 3 14 2 3 1
Scotland FW John Ellis 3 1 3 1 0 0
Scotland DF Alex Halkett 19 1 16 1 3 0
Scotland FW John Harvey 8 2 8 2 0 0
Scotland FW William Jaffrey 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland FW WG Johnston 2 0 2 0 0 0
Scotland FW John Knowles 2 1 2 1 0 0
Scotland MF Henry Low 24 2 21 2 3 0
Scotland DF Wilf Low 5 1 4 0 1 1
Scotland FW Augustus Lowe 3 6 3 6 0 0
Scotland FW Willie MacAulay 23 5 19 4 4 1
Scotland GK Rab MacFarlane 25 0 21 0 4 0
Scotland FW Roddy McKay 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland DF Jimmy Mackie 5 1 5 1 0 0
Scotland DF Duncan McNichol 22 0 19 0 3 0
Scotland FW George McNicol 15 5 14 5 1 0
Scotland DF Robert Murray 23 0 20 0 3 0
Scotland FW George Ritchie 17 3 13 2 4 1
Scotland MF Gowie Robertson 2 0 1 0 1 0
Scotland FW Jimmy Robertson 22 4 18 1 4 3
Scotland FW Tom Ruddiman 15 10 11 7 4 3
Scotland MF John Sangster 2 0 2 0 0 0
Scotland MF Tom Strang 24 0 20 0 4 0
Scotland DF Sam Willox 2 0 2 0 0 0

References[edit]

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