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. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Frank Barrett 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF Scotland Willie Brebner 3 0 1 0 2 0
FW Scotland John Edgar 17 3 14 2 3 1
FW Scotland John Ellis 3 1 3 1 0 0
DF Scotland Alex Halkett 19 1 16 1 3 0
FW Scotland John Harvey 8 2 8 2 0 0
FW Scotland William Jaffrey 1 0 1 0 0 0
FW Scotland WG Johnston 2 0 2 0 0 0
FW Scotland John Knowles 2 1 2 1 0 0
MF Scotland Henry Low 24 2 21 2 3 0
DF Scotland Wilf Low 5 1 4 0 1 1
FW Scotland Augustus Lowe 3 6 3 6 0 0
FW Scotland Willie MacAulay 23 5 19 4 4 1
GK Scotland Rab MacFarlane 25 0 21 0 4 0
FW Scotland Roddy McKay 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF Scotland Jimmy Mackie 5 1 5 1 0 0
DF Scotland Duncan McNichol 22 0 19 0 3 0
FW Scotland George McNicol 15 5 14 5 1 0
DF Scotland Robert Murray 23 0 20 0 3 0
FW Scotland George Ritchie 17 3 13 2 4 1
MF Scotland Gowie Robertson 2 0 1 0 1 0
FW Scotland Jimmy Robertson 22 4 18 1 4 3
FW Scotland Tom Ruddiman 15 10 11 7 4 3
MF Scotland John Sangster 2 0 2 0 0 0
MF Scotland Tom Strang 24 0 20 0 4 0
DF Scotland 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.