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match report 1931-32 fixture list
Scottish Alliance League 
Aberdeen 9 - 1 Ayr United
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Armstrong, David, Adam, David, David 10, David 14, David 32, David 50, David 65.       McGillivray  
Attendance: 2,500
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Aberdeen 'A's Goal Rush

Ayr Reserves Whacked at Pittodrie.


Aberdeen were in rampant form in their Alliance League fixture with Ayr United at Pittodrie on Saturday, scoring nine times to their opponents' once. The feature of the game was a smart display by David, the Pittodrie centre, who rattled on seven of his side's total. He was in good form, accepting all opportunities and distributing the ball skilfully.

Much of the credit for Aberdeen's decisive victory must go to Black, McLaren, and Hill, the intermediate line. They gave the Ayr attack little or no rope, and at the same time they supported their forwards in splendid fashion.
The forwards worked well together, and the visitors' defence had an unhappy afternoon. The shining lights in the attack besides David were Warnock and Adam, a couple ex-Aberdeen juniors, although all five played well.
The defence was seldom seriously troubled.
In an Ayr team, which was never allowed to settle down, Fleming and Carmichael were best in defence, and Merrie, the ex-Aberdeen centre, and McGillivray in attack.

Aberdeen's Goals.

Ayr United looked as if they were to make a fight of it at the start, but in ten minutes Aberdeen started their "goal-rush." David accepted a Galloway slip, and beat two men to find the net. The centre added a second four minutes later, when he headed in from an Armstrong header.
Armstrong notched a third goal, and David followed with a fourth. Ayr were swept off their feet, and five minutes later Adam headed in a fifth point.
Within three minutes David accepted a forward pass from McLaren to add another, and in the thirty-second minute the centre brought his own total to five, and his team's to seven.

It appeared as if Aberdeen were to carry on the good work in the second half, which was only five minutes old when David found the net. The same player added the ninth and last goal in fifteen minutes. Although the Ayr goal had several narrow escapes, Hepburn was not beaten again.
The visitors came more into the picture, and had several dangerous raids. In one of these McGillivray notched their solitary crumb of comfort.

Source: Press & Journal, 11th April 1932

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cumming, Jackson, Sharp, Black, McLaren, Hill, Warnock, Adam, David, Armstrong, Galloway.

Unused Subs:


Ayr United Teamsheet:  Hepburn; Newman, Fleming; Taylor, Scobie, Carmichael; McGillivray, Armory, Merrie, Tolland, McLean


Referee: P. Craigmyle, Aberdeen

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