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match report 1931-32 fixture list
Scottish Alliance League 
Aberdeen 4 - 2 Morton
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Armstrong, McLaren 2, Ballantyne 4, Donald 11.       Connelly, Thomson  
Attendance: 2,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Aberdeen 'A' On Top

Connelly the Only Man of Consequence for Visitors.

Aberdeen "A" defeated Morton "A" at Pittodrie by four goals to two. About 2000 spectators were present.

In the opening stages three goals came Aberdeen's way. The first, scored by McLaren, came at the end of the first two minutes; the second exactly two minutes later. The marksman on this occasion was Ballantyne. At the end of eleven minutes Donald headed home a corner kick.
Subsequently the Greenock men started to show up better, but their play was too cramped to be effective. Connelly, who played a great game, was responsible for the visitors' first goal. He sent over a beautiful cross, which Surgeoner missed, but Thomson, lying handy, beat Noble with an angular shot.
There was no doubt about Aberdeen's superiority. They simply played with their opponents, and had their finishing been better the score would have been much higher.

Second Half.,/p> In the second half this superiority of the home team continued, but still the Dons could not score. After a period of sustained pressure, however, Donald slipped Armstrong a neat pass, and the latter made no mistake with his parting shot.
The Morton defence played great football at this period, and their forwards managed to make some spasmodic dashes for Noble, but when they did get within shooting distance their marksmanship was deplorable.
On one occasion Banks nearly counted for the visitors, but Noble saved brilliantly. The home team eased off towards the end, and this gave Morton a chance. Connelly gathered the ball outside the penalty box to send it hard into the net.
No one was worthy of mention in the Morton team except Connelly, who played a great game in the first half but did not get much of the ball in the second.
On the Aberdeen side Armstrong played well, while Godfrey showed some excellent touches. Galloway had an off day, and so had Bob McDermid. The opposition was so mediocre, however, that it was really difficult to judge the play. With a little more experience Donald should make a good centre-forward.

Source: Press & Journal, 15th February 1932

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Noble, Jackson, Sharp, McLaren, Russell, Godfrey, Galloway, McDermid, Donald, Ballantyne, Armstrong.

Unused Subs:


Morton Teamsheet:  McArthur; Bullock, McKendrick; Little, Patterson, Ritchie; Connelly, Banks, Surgeoner, 'Newman', Thomson


Referee: J. Roberts, Edinburgh

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