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match report 1931-32 fixture list
Scottish Second XI Cup 
St Mirren 2 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    McCrae, McCrae        
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: St Mirren Park (Love Street), Paisley
Young Dons' Exit From Cup

St Mirren Decidedly Lucky to Win.


Aberdeen "A" made their exit from the Second Eleven Cup on Saturday afternoon, when they met St Mirren in the third round at Paisley. Although they were defeated by two clear goals, which were both scored by McCrae in the first half, the Young Dons were worthy of a draw at least.
About 6000 spectators were present, and Aberdeen's left wing made several raids. Galloway missed a glorious chance of giving the visitors the lead when he banged the ball against Kenny. Play was very fast considering that the pitch was greasy.
After a few minutes' play McCrae scored a good goal for the home team. He accepted a long raking pass from Wilson, and ran on himself to beat Cumming all the way. End-to-end play ensued, and McCrae had another brilliant effort tipped over the bar by Cumming. Nothing resulted from the corner kick. The Saints' second goal came just on half-time, Farmer lobbing the ball into the centre for McCrae to head it into the net. This goal was slightly against the run of play. Half-time arrived with Aberdeen pressing.
Subsequently Aberdeen attacked strongly, and they were decidedly unlucky not to count. At the other end McCrae and Leighton both had tries, but they were both saved.

Dons Miss Penalty.

At this stage Aberdeen were granted a penalty. McLaren took the kick, but Kenny dived at the ball and stopped it. Before any of the onrushing players could get to it the 'keeper, who was lying prone on the ground, punched the ball clear. It was great save, and hard lines on the Dons. Kenny was injured in bringing off this save, but he was able to resume in a few minutes.
In the closing stages it was all Aberdeen, but everything seemed to go against them. Try as they might they could not get the ball into the net. Galloway and Armstrong had good tries blocked.
Their luck in front goal was deplorable, and time and again lucky saves by Kenny, and lucky clearances by the home backs, saved the situation for St Mirren when it looked as if the visitors were bound to score.

Source: Press & Journal, 7th March 1932

St Mirren Teamsheet:  Kenny; Baird, Allan Robertson, Wilson, Muir; Leighton, McCahill, McCrae, McIndoe, Farmer


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cumming, Jackson, Sharp, McLaren, Russell, Hill, Warnock, Dickie, Armstrong, Ballantyne, Galloway.

Unused Subs:


Referee: A. McLean, Burnside

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