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Aberdeenshire Cup Semi Final 
08/04/1931
 
Aberdeen 5 - 1 Huntly
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   David, Burke 15, Burke, David, Burke.       Cormack.  
Attendance: 800
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Dons For Final

Hunty Well Beaten at Pittodrie.

Aberdeen "A" had a very easy passage into the final the Aberdeenshire Cup competition at the expense of Huntly, who were defeated by five goals to one at Pittodrie yesterday.
Only 300 spectators witnessed the game, which was for the most part of a very one-sided nature. The Highland League champions were never in the hunt, except for a short time in the second half.
The Pittodrie eleven were superior in every department. Robertson, Falloon, and Oliphant were outstanding in defence, while Burke, who notched a "hat trick" with his head, was most prominent In attack. Huntly's best were Edward, the ex-Aberdeen half-back; Robertson, Cormack, and the right wing.

Huntly Hemmed In.

The visitors were hemmed their own territory, and Edward was to a large extent responsible for the holding of the Aberdeen attack.
With fifteen minutes gone, however, Burke nodded home a David cross.
Huntly rallied, and Sey missed a couple of chances.
Two more goals fell to the young Dons near the interval, Burke scoring both with his head from Smith crosses.
Sey, the Strathbogie leader, twice had Cumming in action, but Aberdeen retained their lead without difficulty.
Shortly after the resumption the Highland League champions reduced the leeway, Cormack's long-range effort completely deceiving Cumming.
For a time Huntly showed improved form, but they lacked a marksman.

Aberdeen Unfortunate.

David was unfortunate when cut through and hit the post. Oliphant was equally unlucky when he drove a free kick against the underside of the crossbar, while Burke shook the upright.
A fourth goal came when Burke got off on the right and parted to David, who walked the ball in. The home centre notched a fifth goal shortly afterwards.
Aberdeen now meet Peterhead, and if they can beat them they will have captured the trophy for the twenty-sixth time.

Source: Press & Journal, 9th April 1931

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cumming, Shannon, Legge, Falloon, Robertson, Oliphant, Burke, Paterson, David, Dickie, Smith.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Huntly Teamsheet:  Singer, Shearer, Robertson, Cormack, Jock Edward (Ex Aberdeen), Wrenn, Smith, Young, Sey, W.Munro, J.Munro.

Bookings:

Referee: W.Clark, Aberdeen

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