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04/01/1932
 
Aberdeen 4 - 6 Glasgow Junior Select
Kick Off:    Armstrong (Pen), Yorston, Armstrong, Yorston.       McKenny, McCulloch, Crum, McKenny (Pen), Crum, Ferguson.  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
SHOCK FOR DONS AT PITTODRIE. Glasgow Juniors' Fine Victory.

VISITING PLAYERS WHO IMPRESSED.

Troubles never come singly, and this proving only too true so far as Aberdeen are concerned. Their home record vanished in the fog at Pittodrie on Saturday, and yesterday afternoon they fell to a Glasgow Junior League Select on their own ground.
The juniors deserved their victory. They completely overcame that inferiority complex which is usually associated with junior teams that oppose seniors.
Glasgow was a methodical and splendidly-balanced side, and every man pulled his weight. They more than held their own throughout, and only at one period - the first ten minutes of the second half - were Aberdeen in any way superior.
Aberdeen displayed some smart individual touches, but as a combination they were not in the same class as the Glasgow Select. Pittodrie could do worse than sign one or two of the juniors.

Juniors Who Shone.

McCulloch (Glasgow Perthshire) gave a splendid display in goal, and Russell and Milloy, the backs, were ahead of the Aberdeen pair.
The left back from Parkhead does not waste time in frills; he a fine forceful player, and has the makings of a first-class defender. In Russell (Ashfield), the juniors had an effective though unostentatious pivot. He has the commendable habit of keeping up with his forwards.
Their attack carried power and punch, and proved too much for the Aberdeen defence. Ferguson (Benburb) and McCulloch (Strathclyde) comprised one of the best junior left wings ever seen at Pittodrie.
McCulloch was very clever on the ball, could make ground at great pace, and his centres were always fraught with danger.
Crum, the Ashfield centre-forward, proved himself a capable leader and was responsible for two of his team's goals.

Aberdeen's Only Excuse.

The only excuse that can be made for Aberdeen is that in the first half they had to play into a stiff wind, which subsided in the second period. Nevertheless, the juniors played better in the last forty-five minutes than they did in the first.
Cumming marred a bright display by a mistake which resulted in the opening goal.
Neither Legge nor Jackson could hold their respective wings, but of the pair Legge was best.
Hill was the outstanding half and was far and away the best player on the field. In a disjointed and at times ineffective attack Yorston was most prominent. He revealed glimpses of the old "Benny," and his first goal, scored after beating four men, was a masterpiece. Armstrong did quite well, counting twice.

Trialists Do Not Impress.

Neither of Aberdeen's two Junior trialists, Tosh (Mugiemoss), centre-half, and Cheyne (Richmond), outside-left, impressed.
The Glasgow Juniors counted through McKenny and McCulloch in the first half, while Armstrong netted for Aberdeen. In the second period Yorston (2) and Armstrong were Aberdeen's marksmen, and Crum (2), McKenny, and Ferguson scored for the visitors.

Source: Press & Journal, 5th January 1932

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cumming, Jackson, Legge, McLaren, Tosh, Hill, Galloway, Armstrong, Yorston, Adam, Cheyne.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Glasgow Junior Select Teamsheet:  McCulloch (Glasgow Perthshire), Russell (Maryhill), Milloy (Parkhead), Reid (St Roch's), Russell (Ashfield), Currie (Cambuslang Rangers), McKenny (Benburb), Blair (St Roch's), Crum (Ashfield), Ferguson (Benburb), McCulloch (Strathclyde).

Bookings:

Referee: Peter Craigmyle, Aberdeen

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