Clever Rangers Gain a Point.
YOUNG DONS MISS CHANCES.A thrilling duel between Aberdeen A, the Scottish Alliance leaders, and Rangers A, their challengers, was witnessed by an enthusiastic crowd of 10,000 at Pittodrie. The spoils were divided, each side scoring the first half, but if Aberdeen had taken their chances they would have won well. Though playing against a strong wind, Rangers A scored ten minutes after the start, Wilson, the visitors' centre, running through on his own to beat Cumming with a brilliant shot. The team could not gauge their play to the strength the breeze behind them, and time and again shots were crashed high over which should have been well on the mark. With only a few seconds of the first half remaining, McDermid relieved the anxiety of the home supporters by bundling the ball through after Dawson had saved from Love.
A Revival.The homesters were a different side In the second period, during which they were constantly attacking, but they simply could not break down the clever Rangers' defence. True, the Dons had hard luck in not scoring on occasions, but too frequently bad finishing was responsible for their lack of success. Armstrong had one particularly glaring miss when he ran in to connect with a Johnston cross. To the exasperation of the home crowd, the centre shot wildly over. Rangers, too, had one or two lapses in front of goal after brilliant opening-out work, and, like Aberdeen in the first half, they did not find the wind altogether a boon when it came shooting.
Cracking Pace.On the whole, a draw was not a bad result. Both teams kept up a cracking pace, and from the spectators' point of view it was a capital game, never for a moment becoming dull. Aberdeen were well served in defence, and Cumming gave a brilliant display in goal. Fraser was the pick of the home mid-line. In attack and defence he alike was a tower of strength. Adam was the man who mattered in the home van. He was always forcing the attack, and was probably the most dangerous shot on the field. Johnston was disappointing on the right wing, and Armstrong failed to make the most of his opportunities. McDermid and Love were a consistent left wing.
Men of Danger.Rangers A were also particularly sound in defence, and at half-back they were best served by Kennedy. The Light Blues' attack was a much sweeter-moving combination than the Dons, and Wilson at centre and Main and Campbell on the extreme wings were continual sources danger.
Source: Press & Journal, 14th November 1932