1924–25 Aberdeen F.C. season

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Aberdeen F.C.
1924-25 season
Manager Paddy Travers
Scottish Football League First Division 15th
Scottish Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Walter Jackson (13)
All: Walter Jackson (13)
Highest home attendance 25,257 vs. Motherwell, 21 February 1925
Lowest home attendance 6,000 vs. Hamilton Academical, 1 April 1925

The 1924-25 season was Aberdeen's 20th season in the top flight of Scottish football and their 21st season overall. Aberdeen F.C. competed in the Scottish Football League First Division and Scottish Cup in season 1924–25.

Overview[edit]

Aberdeen began the 1924-25 season with their second manager in charge, after Jimmy Philip resigned in the summer. Former player Paddy Travers was appointed as the new manager. Aberdeen finished 15th in the First Division, just two points clear of relegation. In the Scottish Cup, they lost in the fourth round to Hamilton Academical at Pittodrie.

Results[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Match Day Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
1 16 August Falkirk A 0–2 10,000
2 23 August Rangers H 0–1 18,000
3 30 August Ayr United A 3–3 Alex Jackson, Wattie Jackson (2 including 1 penalty)) 6,000
4 6 September Celtic H 0–4 24,000
5 13 September Hamilton Academical A 1–2 Wattie Jackson 6,000
6 20 September Cowdenbeath H 3–0 Wattie Jackson (3) 10,000
7 22 September Morton H 0–1 14,000
8 27 September Partick Thistle A 4–1 Alex Jackson (2), Wattie Jackson (2) 12,000
9 29 September Queen's Park H 3–1 Paton, Wattie Jackson, Miller 6,000
10 4 October Airdrieonians H 1–2 Miller 15,000
11 11 October Motherwell A 2–1 Paton, Wattie Jackson 6,500
12 18 October Dundee H 0–0 18,000
13 25 October Third Lanark A 0–4 6,000
14 1 November St Johnstone H 2–1 Alex Jackson, Rankin 12,000
15 8 November Heart of Midlothian A 1–1 Paton 18,000
16 15 November St Mirren H 2–3 Edward (2) 12,000
17 22 November Hibernian A 1–4 Paton 13,000
18 29 November Kilmarnock H 0–0 12,000
19 6 December Raith Rovers A 2–2 Cosgrove, Wattie Jackson 6,000
20 13 December Morton A 1–1 Cosgrove 5,000
21 20 December Third Lanark H 3–1 Alex Jackson (2), Smith 12,000
22 27 December St Johnstone A 1–1 Bowie 6,000
23 1 January Dundee A 0–2 13,000
24 3 January Falkirk H 1–1 Bowie 12,000
25 5 January Hibernian H 0–1 13,000
26 10 January Celtic A 1–3 McStay 6,000
27 17 January Partick Thistle H 2–0 Pirie (2) 15,000
28 31 January Kilmarnock A 1–0 Pirie 5,500
29 14 February Airdrieonians A 0–0 4,000
30 28 February Raith Rovers H 2–3 Wattie Jackson, Pirie 9,000
31 3 March St Mirren A 3–1 Alex Jackson, Bruce, Pirie 5,000
32 18 March Ayr United H 0–1 8,000
33 28 March Cowdenbeath A 1–2 Bruce 7,500
34 1 April Hamilton Academical H 2–0 Alex Jackson, Smith 6,000
35 4 April Heart of Midlothian H 0–0 10,000
36 7 April Rangers A 0–2 8,000
37 11 April Queen's Park A 1–4 Smith 10,000
38 25 April Motherwell H 2–0 Jimmy Jackson, Wattie Jackson 15,000

Final League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
14 Morton 38 12 9 17 46 69 –23 33
15 ABERDEEN 38 11 10 17 46 56 –10 32
16 Falkirk 38 12 8 18 44 54 –10 32

Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent H/A Score Aberdeen Scorer(s) Attendance
R1 24 January Hibernian A 2–0 Pirie (2) 20,000
R2 7 February Armadale A 1–1 Pirie 7,000
R2 R 11 February Armadale H 2–0 Pirie (2) 15,000
R3 21 February Motherwell H 0–0 25,257
R3 R 25 February Motherwell A 2–1 Jimmy Jackson, Craig 12,000
R4 7 March Hamilton Academical H 0–2 24,157

Squad[edit]

Appearances & Goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FW Scotland Matt Armstrong 2 0 2 0 0 0
GK England Harry Blackwell 43 0 37 0 6 0
FW Scotland Alec Bowie 6 2 6 2 0 0
DF Scotland Duff Bruce 20 0 14 0 6 0
FW Scotland Bobby Bruce 22 2 16 2 6 0
FW Scotland Mike Cosgrove 5 2 5 2 0 0
GK Scotland Joe Cunningham 1 0 1 0 0 0
MF Scotland Stewart Davidson 6 0 6 0 0 0
MF Scotland Jock Edward 29 2 25 2 4 0
FW Scotland Charles Forbes 1 0 1 0 0 0
DF Scotland Matt Forsyth 39 0 33 0 6 0
FW Scotland Walter Grant 7 0 7 0 0 0
DF Scotland Jock Hutton 38 0 32 0 6 0
FW Scotland Alex Jackson 39 8 33 8 6 0
MF Scotland Jimmy Jackson 36 2 34 1 2 1
FW Scotland Walter Jackson 43 13 37 13 6 0
FW Scotland Willie 'WK' Jackson 6 0 6 0 0 0
MF Scotland Bert MacLachlan 41 0 35 0 6 0
FW Scotland Robert Main 2 0 2 0 0 0
FW Scotland Johnny Miller 8 2 8 2 0 0
FW Scotland Johnny Paton 17 4 17 4 0 0
FW Scotland Tom Pirie 18 10 12 5 6 5
FW Scotland Andy Rankine 11 1 11 1 0 0
FW Scotland Jimmy Smith 43 3 37 3 6 0
DF Scotland Ken Sutherland 1 0 1 0 0 0

References[edit]

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