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Queens Park 4 - 0 Aberdeen

Div 1 (Old)

29/04/1933 | KO:


Aberdeen Defence "Lost" in Early Stages.


Against Aberdeen at Hampden Queen's Park opened with a dash and vigour which never allowed the Dons get into their stride.

For twenty-five minutes the Amateurs did more or less as they liked. Aberdeen's resistance was only half-hearted, and the homesters rattled in four goals.
The Aberdeen team was upset in the first minute, and they never completely recovered.
Queen's kicked off and waltzed right through the Aberdeen defence. Smith, at full length, pushed out a piledriver from Anderson, but before he could recover Bremner dashed in to screw the ball into the net.
Immediately after this the Dons raided, and a great try by Beattie flew past the post.
Had the Dons opened their account at this stage Queen's Park would not have had such a comfortable victory.
As it was, the Amateurs were soon storming the Aberdeen citadel again, and in thirteen minutes Dodds dashed through the Aberdeen defence and hooked a Gillespie free-kick into the net, while the Pittodrie players vainly appealed for offside.

Aberdeen Defence Rattled.

The Aberdeen defence was at sixes and sevens during this period, and two minutes later Bremner flashed a Crawford pass into the net. The Dons had not had time to recover from this blow when Bremner first-timed a Gillespie pass into the net to complete his hat-trick.
With a substantial lead the Amateurs seemed content, and Aberdeen came more into the picture. Their attempts at goal-getting, however, were feeble, and the home defence experienced little difficulty in holding them at bay.
In the second period Aberdeen had more than their share of the play, but lack of punch at close quarters ruined some good outfield play.

Queen's Lucky Escapes.

They were unfortunate on two occasions, however. The first when McLean beat T. G. Smith with a header from a Beattie cross, and the goal was disallowed for offside: and again when Armstrong beat the 'keeper with a header from a cross, and the ball rebounded from the upright into Smith's hands.
Aberdeen played like a leg-weary team. Several of the players took part in two or three matches during the week, and they may have been feeling the effects, but whatever the reason they gave one of their poorest displays of the season.
The backs and half-backs completely failed to hold a dashing Queen's Park attack in the first half. Cooper was the better of the two backs, and he was by no means brilliant.

Amateurs' Dangerous Wing.

McGill and O'Reilly never succeeded in countering the Amateurs' wing and it was from this quarter that most of the danger came.
Fraser at right half played a fair game in the first half, but was seldom seen later on, and the fact that Falloon attempted to play the role of attacking centre-half, with little success it may be said, probably accounts for the weakness in the Aberdeen defence.
The attack lacked a general and seldom threatened any real danger. The Queen's Park defence was sound, although not infallible, but the Aberdeen forwards were slow to accept their chances.
Taking the game all over, Beattie was the most consistent attacker, and he was not brilliant. Mills was poor, and Armstrong was almost completely blotted out by the experienced Gillespie.

Love Off Form.

Love, who missed several opportunities, has seldom shown poorer form, while McLean, after a mediocre first half, was more prominent and dangerous in the second period.
T. G. Smith in the Amateurs' goal had a fairly easy afternoon, thanks to the fine covering up of Campbell and Cooper.
Gillespie was the homesters' schemer-in-chief, and it was due in a large measure his promptings that the Queen's attack was so successful.
Bremner was the Amateurs' most dangerous attacker, and the manner in which he snapped his three goals stamped him as a first-class opportunist. He was well supported by his partner, McKenzie.
Crawford was the most dangerous winger afield, and Anderson and Dodds were quick to accept their chances.

Source: Press & Journal, 1st May 1933

Queens Park Teamsheet
T. G. Smith; T. K. Campbell, J. C. Cooper; J. Gardiner, R. Gillespie, A. Hosie; J. Crawford, A. Anderson, J. M. Dodds, T. H. Bremner, G. D. McKenzie
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee: J. Thomson, Hamilton
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