Clever Shield Win at Pittodrie.Before a crowd in the neighbourhood of the 10,000 mark, Rangers A were deservedly beaten in the Alliance Shield competition at Pittodrie. The Young Dons were the better team throughout, and might have led at the interval by four goals instead of two. Curiously enough in the second period, when they were seldom out of the Light Blues' half of the field, the home men failed to add to their lead. Actually, after the cross-over, the game developed on listless lines, in striking contrast to the sparkling play of the opening forty-five minutes. Aberdeen A's first goal, in twenty-eight minutes, was overdue. To Warnock fell honour, the winger driving the ball through with terrific force as it came over from the left. Two minutes later Armstrong completed the scoring with the best effort of the match. He ran with the ball at his toes practically half the length of the field, to finish with a glorious shot which left the visiting 'keeper helpless.
Happy Augury.Rangers A evinced masterly tactics before the interval, and Wilson, their speedy centre, was held up once or twice only in the nick of time. It looked as if the Pittodrie side would chalk up a heavy score when the teams turned round, but though they monopolised play in almost monotonous fashion, their forwards were consistently repulsed by a defence which had pretensions to greatness. Nevertheless, it was a splendid victory for the home team, and augurs well for their coming visit to Ibrox, which is likely to have an important bearing on the Alliance League championship. From goal outwards the Aberdeen side held the advantage. Cumming did some smart work in the first half, and all through he was well protected by Jackson and Sharp. The latter gave a particularly able display. Thomson shone in a steady mid-line, and all the forwards paid their way. Armstrong, it is true, missed chances, but the manner In which he took his goal stamped him as a leader of class. McLean and Warnock were lively wlngers, and Adam and McDermid were equally effective in the inside positions.
Source: Press & Journal, 20th March 1933