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match report 1930-31 fixture list
Scottish Cup First Round 
Aberdeen 6 - 1 Dumbarton
Kick Off:  2:30 PM   Love, McDermid, Yorston 22, McLean 34 (Pen), Love (Pen), Yorston 32.       Shaw  
Attendance: 10,570
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Aberdeen, did not experience much difficulty disposing of Dumbarton at Pittodrie, the First Leaguers qualifying for the second round by 6 goals to 1.
In the earlier stages Dumbarton put up a spirited fight and, had their forwards been as effective near goal as they were in midfield, they would have opened the scoring. As it was, they let several chances slip, and once Aberdeen had taken the lead, the issue was never really in doubt.

Two for Yorston.

The first goal came after twenty-two minutes' play when Yorston accepted a pass from Smith and scooped the ball into the net, Dumbarton vainly appealing for offside. Subsequently Aberdeen had the better of the exchanges, and Yorston netted again, only to be given offside.
The second goal came ten minutes later when Yorston met a clearance from a corner kick to give Gilmour no chance. Shortly afterwards McLean accepted from Yorston to tip the ball past the Dumbarton goalkeeper. Towards the interval J. Parlane missed an easy chance for the visitors.

Dumbarton Rally.

Three goals in arrears, Dumbarton rallied in the early stages of the second half, but gradually their resistance weakened.
Love met a centre by Smith to net off the post, and McDermid headed a brilliant fifth goal from the right winger's cross. At that stage Dumbarton were outplayed, and Love brought the total to six by converting a penalty kick.
In the closing stages Aberdeen were without McLean, who retired with a groin injury, and in a breakaway Shaw scored for Dumbarton.

Best Players.

Although not playing convincing football, Aberdeen were not stretched after they took the lead, and in the second half gave the impression they could have won more decisively had they so desired.
The winners were splendidly served by Smith in goal and Jackson at back, while Black and Hill excelled in the half-back line. Forward the best were Yorston and McLean.
Dumbarton played very pluckily. Gilmour in goal saved several good shots, and Muir and Kelso were dour defenders. At half-back the losers were not too well served, and in a smart forward line the brothers Parlane and Shaw were most prominent.
The official attendance was 10,570, and the divisible gate 413.

Source: Press & Journal, 19th January 1931

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Smith, Falloon, Jackson, Black, McLaren, Hill, Love, McDermid, Yorston, McLean, Smith.

Unused Subs:


Dumbarton Teamsheet:  Gilmour; Muir, Kelso; Cameron, McNiven, S. G. Lennie; J. Parlane, Malloy, W. Parlane, Shaw, Haddow


Referee: W. Quinn, Bellshill

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