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match report 1930-31 fixture list
Scottish Alliance League 
Aberdeen 2 - 1 Queen's Park Strollers
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Donald, Smith.       T. M. Harvey  
Attendance: 400
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Young Dons Win

Queen's Park S. Beaten at Pittodrie.

Aberdeen completed the League double against Queen's Park Strollers yesterday afternoon at Pittodrie. About 400 spectators got little to enthuse over, the play of both teams being of a very mediocre standard.

Stronger, both in defence and attack Aberdeen just deserved their victory. Shannon was the better back, while all three halves played well, with Donald outstanding. In attack, the two wings, Smith and Warnock, especially the latter, played well.
Best for the amateurs were J. A. Christie, J. Hendry (Aberdeen 'Varsity), T. M. Harvie, W. L. Cordiner, and A. Hosie.

The Game.

Queen's were early on the attack but lacked a marksman, although Donnelly missed narrowly on one occasion.
When the Aberdeen attack struck form the Strollers defence had a busy time, David, Warnock, Smith and Oliphant all having tries.
It was near the interval, however, before Aberdeen took the lead, Donald netting from a splendidly taken free kick. Smith followed with a second from a cross.

Second Half.

Queen's again made the running at the start of the second half, with better results. With ten minutes gone, M. Harvie netted from a scrimmage. The amateurs were well worth their goal.
Aberdeen renewed their efforts and T. G. Smith made a spectacular save from his namesake in the Aberdeen team.
In Strollers' attack Cumming held a header from Cordiner, and the same player again came within an ace of counting from a Patterson cross.
Aberdeen took a bigger share of the play, but failed to increase their total.

Source: Press & Journal, 7th April 1931

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cumming, Shannon, Legge, Donald, Robertson, Oliphant, Warnock, Paterson, Stewart, David, Smith.

Unused Subs:


Queen's Park Strollers Teamsheet:  T. G. Smith; J. A. Christie, H. Dickson; J. Hendry (Aberdeen University), T. M. Harvey, A. B. Scott; T. Buchanan, J. A. Donnelly, W. L. Cordiner, A. Hosie, G. W. Patterson


Referee: N. G. Brown, Dundee

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