1923–24 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1923-24 season
Manager Jimmy Philip
Scottish Football League First Division 13th
Scottish Cup Semi final
Top goalscorer League: Johnny Miller (14)
All: Johnny Miller (17)
Highest home attendance 19,000 vs. Dundee, 1 September 1923
Lowest home attendance 5,000 vs Airdrieonians, 1 March 1924

Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Football League First Division and Scottish Cup in season 1923–24.

Overview[edit]

Aberdeen finished in 13th place in the Scottish First Division in 1923-24. The top scorer was Johnny Miller, with 14 goals from 35 league appearances. In the Scottish Cup, Aberdeen reached the semi finals, only to lose out to Hibernian after two replays.

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 18 August Clydebank H 3–1 Miller, Smith (2) 14,000
2 25 August Hibernian A 1–0 Thomson 18,000
3 1 September Dundee H 0–0 19,000
4 8 September Ayr United A 1–1 Jackson 5,000
5 15 September Morton H 0–2 14,000
6 22 September Rangers A 0–2 20,000
7 24 September Queen's Park H 1–1 Moir 16,000
8 29 September Celtic H 0–2 18,000
9 6 October Falkirk A 0–0 9,000
10 13 October Hamilton Academical H 2–0 Miller, Rankine 9,000
11 20 October Third Lanark A 1–2 Smith 10,000
12 27 October Motherwell H 3–1 Miller (3) 7,000
13 3 November Kilmarnock A 1–2 Rankine 5,000
14 10 November Partick Thistle H 2–1 Mutch, Miller 14,000
15 17 November St. Mirren A 0–2 6,500
16 24 November Clyde A 0–1 8,000
17 1 December Raith Rovers H 1–0 Rankine 14,000
18 8 December Heart of Midlothian A 1–0 Miller 18,000
19 15 December Falkirk H 0–0 11,000
20 22 December Airdrieonians A 1–2 Miller 5,000
21 29 December Clyde H 3–0 Moir, Smith (2) 9,000
22 1 January Dundee A 1–1 Miller 17,000
23 2 January Hibernian H 1–1 Grant 11,000
24 5 January Heart of Midlothian H 2–1 Miller, Grant 16,000
25 12 January Ayr United H 1–0 Paton 10,500
26 19 January Celtic A 0–4 17,000
27 2 February St. Mirren H 2–0 MacLachlan, Rankine 11,000
28 13 February Third Lanark H 2–2 Rankine, Own goal 7,000
29 16 February Raith Rovers A 0–1 6,000
30 27 February Morton A 1–1 Smith 1,500
31 1 March Airdrieonians H 1–2 Miller 5,000
32 12 March Hamilton Academical A 0–3 2,500
33 19 March Rangers H 1–0 Rankine 16,000
34 29 March Partick Thistle A 0–1 8,000
35 2 April Motherwell A 1–1 Miller 2,000
36 5 April Queen's Park A 0–1 4,000
37 12 April Clydebank A 1–2 Grant 2,500
38 19 April Kilmarnock H 2–0 Miller, Smith 10,500

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
12 Hamilton Academical 38 15 6 17 52 57 –5 36
13 ABERDEEN 38 13 10 15 37 41 –4 36
14 Ayr United 38 12 10 16 38 60 –22 34

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 26 January Dumbarton H 2–1 Jackson, Miller 12,500
R2 9 February Cowdenbeath A 2–0 Jackson, Grant 17,000
R3 23 February East Stirlingshire H 2–0 Miller (2) 13,000
QF 8 March St. Bernards H 3–0 Jackson (2), Paton 17,000
SF 22 March Hibernian N 0–0 20,000
SF R 26 March Hibernian N 0–0 18,000
SF 2R 9 April Hibernian N 0–1 12,000

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total First Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland FW Matt Armstrong 5 0 5 0 0 0
England GK Harry Blackwell 45 0 38 0 7 0
Scotland DF Duff Bruce 5 0 5 0 0 0
Scotland FW Jacky Connon 2 0 1 0 1 0
Scotland MF Stewart Davidson 31 0 25 0 6 0
Scotland MF Andy Dick 11 0 10 0 1 0
Scotland FW Charles Forbes 3 0 3 0 0 0
Scotland DF Matt Forsyth 38 0 31 0 7 0
Scotland FW Walter Grant 44 4 37 3 7 1
Scotland DF Jock Hutton 39 0 32 0 7 0
Scotland MF Jimmy Jackson 40 5 33 1 7 4
Scotland MF Bert MacLachlan 45 1 38 1 7 0
Scotland MF James Boyle 8 0 8 0 0 0
Scotland FW Johnny Miller 42 17 35 14 7 3
Scotland FW Alec Moir 21 2 21 2 0 0
Scotland FW Allan Mutch 6 1 6 1 0 0
Scotland FW Johnny Paton 23 2 16 1 7 1
Scotland FW Andy Rankine 30 7 24 6 6 1
Scotland FW George Ritchie 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland FW Jimmy Smith 42 7 35 7 7 0
Scotland FW Tom Spalding 1 0 1 0 0 0
Scotland FW Ken Sutherland 2 0 2 0 0 0
Scotland FW Dan Thomson 11 1 11 1 0 0

References[edit]

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