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match report 1931-32 fixture list
Scottish Alliance League 
Heart of Midlothian 3 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    O'Neill, Herd (pen), Gardiner       Yorston.  
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Hearts 'A' Win Too
At Tynecastle, Edinburgh, before 6000 spectators. The Heart of Midlothian A eleven avenged a previous defeat by winning 3-1 after a thrilling contest. The Hearts had the bulk of play over the first half, but, ineffective in front of goal, were in arrears at the interval, Yorston having headed a goal for the visitors after twelve minutes' play. The Aberdeen defence continued their strong play after the interval, but the home halves forced the game, and the forwards tenaciously assailed the visitors' goal. O'Neill equalised in ten minutes after half-time, Herd scored from a penalty kick five minutes afterwards, and just before the end Gardiner made the points secure

Source: The Scotsman, 4th January 1932


Aberdeen "A" Fail at Tynecastle.

Aberdeen "A" met with a nasty setback against the strong-going Hearts at Tynecastle, being beaten by three goals to one.
Hearts were aggressive at the start, but Legge and David held them at bay.
The homesters got a shock when Yorston nipped in to gather a long clearance, and send the ball past Crosskey into the net.
For a time Aberdeen held the advantage, and Crosskey did well to save a shot from Armstrong.
Subsequent exchanges favoured Hearts, and only a great save Cumming kept Chalmers from equalising. Aberdeen attacked on the resumption, but Hearts quickly recovered, and Cumming saved from Miller.
Persistent pressure by the homesters was rewarded when O'Neill levelled the scores. Shortly afterwards Chalmers put them ahead.
Following a spell of midfield play, Gardiner put the issue beyond doubt by netting a third goal for Hearts.

Source: Press & Journal, 4th January 1932

Heart of Midlothian Teamsheet:  Crosskey; Herd, Cunningham; Marshallshay, Reid, Higgins; J. O'Neill1, Chalmers, Gardiner, Burns, Miller


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cumming, Legge, David, Devlin, McLaren, Godfrey, Galloway, Adam, Yorston, Hill, Armstrong.

Unused Subs:


Referee: W. McCulloch, Glasgow

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