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match report 1931-32 fixture list
Scottish Alliance League 
Hamilton 0 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Douglas Park, Hamilton
Aberdeen 'A' Out Of Luck

Thrown Away at Hamilton.


The young Dons were unlucky to take only one point from Hamilton "A" at Douglas Park. On the run of play the winners should have won by a comfortable margin. It was one of those afternoons when everything seems to wrong. The Dons opened in sprightly manner, and David tested Gilmore with a fast drive in the first minute. The visitors' half-back line had the Hamilton forwards on toast, with the result that most of the attacking was being done by the Dons.
McLaren burst through for the Accies, but Jackson stepped in at the psychological moment to shoulder him off the ball when had only Cumming to beat. Later this player gave Hardie a fine scoring chance, but that player shot high over the bar.
At the other end Warnock missed a golden opportunity through hesitation, Gilmore nipping in to clear easily. Subsequently David failed to take advantage of a fine forward pass from Galloway. The home team began to take a firmer grip the game as half-time approached, and Cumming was repeatedly in action. The 'keeper, however, made no mistakes.

Dons' Attack Too Ornate.

The Dons were first on the offensive after the resumption, but their attacks were not forceful enough. Time and time again they missed chances through playing pretty football. David was hampered in his movements by the dogged watchfulness of McMenemy. The visitors were value for a goal at this stage. The homesters made a spurt, and Bow was much in evidence, but he got no reward through being bundled off by sheer force of numbers. The Aberdeen men continued to do most of the attacking, but their front quintette was strangely ineffective.
Towards the end Hamilton strove hard to take the lead, but the Dons' defence held out. Cumming saved brilliantly on more than one occasion. Judging from this game, the Dons' forwards will have to learn to take the ball first-time more often than they have been doing. Had they done this against Hamilton, the points would have undoubtedly gone to the Pittodrie men.

Source: Press & Journal, 21st March 1932

Hamilton Teamsheet:  Gilmore; Pollock, Miller; Baillie, McMenemy, McKelvie; Hardie, Cox, McLaren, Reid, Bow


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cumming, Jackson, Sharp, Black, McLaren, Hill, Warnock, Adam, David, Ballantyne, Galloway.

Unused Subs:


Referee: J. Scott Glasgow

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