Armstrong Pulls Game Out of Fire at Pittodrie.Aberdeen A had to fight hard for their two Alliance League points against Motherwell A at Pittodrie. The visitors proved themselves a smart, enterprising side, and came pretty near to sharing the honours. That they did not do so reflected great credit on Cumming, in the home goal, who brought off several brilliant saves when the "Steelmen" seemed well set for the equaliser. Aberdeen took the lead in twenty-five minutes. Armstrong easily netting after the visitors' 'keeper had only partially saved a shot by Kirton, the local trialist from Inverurie Locos. The Dons just deserved their one goal lead at the interval, and few grudged the Fir Parkers their equalising goal twenty-five minutes after the restart. At the same time the goal was a fortuitous one, Lyon profiting by a slip in the home defence.
The Winning Goal.Armstrong got the winning goal ten minutes later as the result of a brilliant individual effort. Following up the ball almost to the bye-line, he screwed the leather into the net with a powerful shot. Motherwell were full of running to the end, but a powerful defence, in which Cumming shone, kept them out. The Young Dons were value for their narrow victory, but it was a near thing. Lawie, the new man from Forfar, had a quiet afternoon, but revealed some clever touches. Kirton, of the Locos, came through his trial well. Adam was the best half-back, and Armstrong and Robertson the pick of the forwards. Robertson in goal; Carlyle, centre-half; Wylie, centre; and C. Johnstone, outside left, caught the eye most for the visitors.
Source: Press & Journal, 18th September 1933