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Scottish Alliance League 
01/01/1932
 
Aberdeen 0 - 0 Dundee
Kick Off:  2:15 PM          
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Dundee 'A' Draw At Pittodrie

Aberdeen Handicapped By Injury to Sharp.

The 6000 spectators who found their way to Pittodrie yesterday got plenty to enthuse over in the meeting of the second strings of the northern rivals, Aberdeen and Dundee.
The game, which ended in a goalless draw, was fought at a fast pace, and hard knocks given and taken freely.
Sharp, the Aberdeen left-back, did not resume after the interval, and was taken home suffering from slight concussion.
Aberdeen had much the better of the exchanges in the first half, and despite the fact that they were a man short the in second period, they held their own and did the bulk of the pressing.
While a draw was quite a good result, Dundee would have had nothing to complain of had Aberdeen taken both points.

Outstanding Save.

Cumming, in the Pittodrie goal, did all that was asked of him, and made one outstanding save when he left his charge to intercept Craigie, the Dundee centre, who had eluded the defence.
Legge and Sharp made a great back partnership until the latter had to retire. Jackson dropped back from inside-left to take his place, and proved a worthy deputy.
Dickie has found his true position at halfback. He gave a delightful display in the first half, and was head and shoulders above the others.
In the second period both Hill and McLaren showed improvement, especially the former, who revealed his best form. He played the wing-half game to perfection, and could travel up-field with a speed that on occasions left the Dundee defence gasping.
The Aberdeen attack disappointed a trifle. They moved well in the outfield, but at close quarters found difficulty in outwitting a sound Dundee defence. They were badly handicapped in the last forty-five minutes by having to play a four-forward game.
Galloway, Yorston, and Adam were best, but they have played better.

Dundee Defence.

The honours of the game must go to the Dundee defence. McNiven, Chaplin, and "Newman" made a first-class rear trio. The 'keeper saved his side time and again, and even refused to be beaten by a penalty taken by David in the first period.
Newman, who presumably was a trialist, on the day's form is likely to find a permanent position at Dens Park.
Milne, an ex-Hall, Russell's player, gave a good display at centre-half, and Smith gave the Aberdeen right wing plenty of trouble.
In attack Dundee was best served by Craigie and Munro. The centre has speed and , the manner in which he cut through the Aberdeen defence drew the admiration of the crowd.

Source: Press & Journal, 2nd January 1932

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cumming, Legge, Sharp, Dickie, McLaren, Hill, Galloway, Adam, Yorston, Jackson, David.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Dundee Teamsheet:  McNiven; Chaplin, 'Newman'; Lindsay, Milne, Smith; Dempster, 'Junior', Craigie, McInearney, Munro

Bookings:

Referee: F. J. S. Whitehead, Aberdeen

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