Resolute DefendersYet all the time the Aberdeen side never looked like losing, and it was only a resolute defence that prevented the home forwards from adding further goals in the second half. Adam more than justified his selection as leader. He was the most energetic forward on the field, and that he did not waste his opportunities is evident from the fact that he scored all four goals for his side. In fairness, Donald must be given chief credit for Aberdeen's opening goal. His shot seemed to be travelling all the way when it entered the net at a tangent off the centre. Adam was again luckily on the right spot when he secured his second point. A cross from Johnston landed at his feet after striking King, ad a well-placed shot saw Waugh beaten for the second time.
Wily WingerIt was Johnston once more who provided the centre with his third scoring opportunity, which he was quick to seize. The winger slipped through the defence, parted at the right moment, and Adam gave Waugh no chance.Naturally, Aberdeen were masters at this stage, and Adam executed the best movement of the game in scoring a fourth goal towards the end of the half. He took the ball up practically half the length of the field on his own to net with a glorious shot. Hearts, who had refused to lie down, got a smart goal through Gardiner before the interval, a minute or two prior to which Waugh was carried off suffering from slight concussion following a daring save. As indicated, the second period was more evenly contested, and Hearts were value for their second goal scored by O'Neil.
Masterful DonsThe Aberdeen defence and mid-line played a big part in the Alliance leaders' splendid vistory. Adam received ideal support from McDermid and McLean, and Johnston, on the extreme right, gave one of his best displays. Mutch was not nearly as effective on the other wing.
Source: Press & Journal, 12th December 1932