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match report 1931-32 fixture list
Scottish Alliance League 
Aberdeen 2 - 3 Kilmarnock
Kick Off:    Gibson, Armstrong 9.       Nicholson, Muir, Sneddon  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Aberdeen 'A' Fail At Pittodrie

Kilmarnock Win by Odd Goal,


After a hard-fought struggle, Kilmarnock just got the better of Aberdeen at Pittodrie in a game in which exchanges were always fast and keen, with plenty of hard knocks going.
While the visitors merited their victory, the homesters were greatly handicapped through injuries sustained by Armstrong, Hill, and the left back being compelled to retire during the second half.
The losers' attack, although displaying slightly superior outfield combination, lacked penetration at close quarters, and finished too poorly effective. Kilmarnock's dashing forward raids always gave the impression that, given the least scoring chance, would be turned to advantage.
Aberdeen did most of pressing from the kick-off. Hill weaved his way well forward ere passing to Armstrong, who cut in from the wing and finished with a fast, rising shot that beat Clemie all the way. This was after nine minutes.
Thereafter followed a period of Kilmarnock pressure, during which Sneddon impressed with dangerous raiding. In the eighteenth minute the winger capped a run from just past mid-field with the equaliser.

Kilmarnock's Sound Defence.

Before the interval Hill sent numerous inviting balls to his forwards, who found it impossible to make an impression on the quick-acting defence of Clemie, Falconer, and Robertson.
In the second half Clemie did well to prevent a Hill shot from entering the net. Then Gibson restored Aberdeen's lead. Thereafter the visitors' forwards, taking advantage of a weakened defence, showed themselves to a dangerous quintette. Nicholson scored from a Sneddon cross. With only a few minutes for play remaining, Muir scored what proved to be the winning goal.
In the Aberdeen side Cumming did well; Jackson and Legge were plucky; Hill was the outstanding member of the half back line; Gibson, David, and Galloway were good in attack.
Kilmarnock were well served by Clemie, Falconer, and Robertson. Irving, McDougall, and Napier excelled as a driving force. Sneddon, Muir and Nicholson displayed with considerable dash in attack.

Source: Press & Journal, 14th March 1932

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cumming, Jackson, Legge, Black, McLaren, Hill, Warnock, Gibson, David, Galloway, Armstrong.

Unused Subs:


Kilmarnock Teamsheet:  Clemie; Falconer, Robertson; Irvine, McDougall, Napier; Nicholson, Muir, Gilmour, Kelvin, Sneddon


Referee: P. Allen, Dundee

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