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match report 1931-32 fixture list
Scottish Second XI Cup Second Round Replay 
Rangers 0 - 2 Aberdeen
Kick Off:          Donald, Donald 35.  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Young Dons' Win At Ibrox

Cupholders Eliminated.


Aberdeen A at the second attempt eliminated the Second Eleven Cup-holders at Ibrox by two goals to nil. The grit of the Aberdeen defence and the occasional long strategic passes of McLaren and Hill connecting with Donald's opportunism were the features of the game.
Cumming was brilliant in goal. Territorially, Rangers had the better of the game, but the Dons were always a buoyant team.

The Game.

Although neither team claimed an advantage at the start, Rangers soon manifested superiority, especially down the centre. Buchanan received a nasty blow from a ball from Deans, and had to receive attention. Main missed from point-blank range. Smith had an opportunity for Rangers, but shot against the 'keeper.
Rangers were overdue a goal, but it never came off. Cumming brought off a fine save from a drive by Hart, and then pulled down another from Main. Play was rarely at Rangers' end.
Thirty-five minutes had gone when, against the run of play, Donald headed Into an empty goal. Aberdeen kept up the pressure to the interval.

First-time Defence.

Rangers fairly stormed Aberdeen's goal early in the second half, and it had some narrow escapes, notably from a header by Smith. First-time defence, however, kept out the cupholders, and Aberdeen occasionally raided dangerously.
Cumming saved brilliantly from Hart and Smith, and the astute work of McLaren and Hill occasionally turned the play giving an overworked defence welcome relief.
Smith was for ever boring in dangerously, and once upended Cumming with the ball in his hand, but the defence still prevailed.
A run by Galloway had Rangers' defence in a flutter, and Donald just failed to reach his cross in the jump. The pertinacious Smith headed over an open goal from amid a cluster of players.
Aberdeen took up the attack, and Donald netted from a Warnock cross. Rangers were disheartened after this reverse and play continued quietly to the end.

Source: Press & Journal, 3rd March 1932

Rangers Teamsheet:  Dawson; Buchanan, R. Hamilton; Deans, McDonald, Craig; Main, Hart, Smith, McGowan, Nicholson


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cumming, Jackson, Sharp, McLaren, Russell, Hill, Warnock, Beattie, Donald, Ballantyne, Galloway.

Unused Subs:


Referee: J. W. Baillie, Motherwell

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