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match report 1923-24 fixture list
Scottish Alliance League 
Aberdeen 5 - 1 Ayr United
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Miller, Miller, Smith, Paton, Forbes.        
Attendance: 3,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Aberdeen Teams In Scoring Mood
Fielding practically their full team against Ayr United "A" in an Alliance fixture at Pittodrie on Saturday, Aberdeen had no difficulty in emerging the winning side. All over, the play of the homesters was of a bright and forceful nature, and much superior to the more amateurish methods of the visitors. The latter were not disgraced, however, as they showed commendable pluck and dash, and were unlucky not to score more than once.
On the other hand it has to be said that, but for Lindsay in the Ayr goal, the total of five goals against them would have been materially increased. Time and again the agile keeper - not a big man by any means - stopped piledrivers from forwards and halves, and it was rather unfortunate that, on two occasions, he was rather easily beaten.
The visitors' goal was secured by Bell, the inside right, who headed off a corner kick, while for Aberdeen, Miller (2), Smith, Paton, and Forbes were the marksmen. Soden, at left back for the visitors, and Wilson at centre half, were the pick of the defence, and Anderson and McLean proved the best of a moderate forward line, which played too close football.
For Aberdeen, the whole of the defence was sound, with Dick probably the outstanding figure. Forward, every man had on his shooting boots, and Paton was the trickster who amused the crowd.
Mr J. McBride, Denny, had charge of the game, which was cleanly fought out before about 3000 spectators.

Source: Press & Journal, 28th April 1924

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Blackwell, Hutton, Kynoch, Davidson, Dick, MacLachlan, Grant, Paton, Miller, Forbes, Smith.

Unused Subs:


Ayr United Teamsheet:  Lindsay; Gibson, Soden; White, Wilson, Turnbull; Boyd, Bell, Anderson, Brae, McLean


Referee: J. McBride, Denny

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