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Aberdeen 4 - 0 Airdrieonians

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Johnston, Armstrong, McLean, McLean.

31/12/1932 | KO: 14:15

Reserves Have No Trouble

Aberdeen A had one of their easiest Scottish Alliance victories of the season over Airdrieonians A at Pittodrie. Though substantial, the margin of the win did not fully represent the superiority of the Young Dons. The Airdrie Reserves were an unimpressive company. They had a strong wind in their favour the first half but they failed to take the slightest advantage of it. The home defence time and again beat off the spasmodic visitors' raids, while the home attack was almost continually in their opponents' territory.
Goals were scored for the homesters by Johnston and Armstrong before half-time, and but for the vigilance of the Airdrie goalkeeper and occasional loose finishing on the part of the home forwards, the score might easily have been doubled. Curiously enough, while playing against the breeze in the second half, Airdrie gave a much better all-round display, but still they were no match for the Alliance League leaders, who scored two further goals through Adam McLean. In this period the Airdrie goal ran numerous narrow escapes, while a clear-at-any-price defence worked like Trojans to keep down the score.

Flashes of Brilliance

Aberdeen A did not give one of their best displays, and it was only in the second half that the crowd saw flashes of the competent machine that has placed them at the top of the League table. Cumming in goal practically had a "New Year holiday," so well protected was he by Jackson and David. Forward, Robertson, the new man from Beith greatly impressed., He executed many smart moves, and shoed that he knows when and how to shoot.
Armstrong did not have the best of luck with his tries for goal, while Carlysle, a junior from Shieldmuir Celtic, who was on trial, proved a forcing and effective half. The entire Airdrie defence and Bertram and Broadfoot forward took the hours for the losers.

Source: Press and Journal, 2nd January 1933

Airdrieonians Teamsheet
Morrison; Crosbie, Calder; Thomson, Duncan, Rattray; Armstrong, Harrison, Broadfoot, McIvor, Bertram
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. J. McKay, Glasgow
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27 Apr 2024 / 15:00 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen