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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Partick Thistle

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Gall, Mills, Armstrong.

26/08/1933 | KO: 15:00



Sterling Defence Aids Partick.

Aberdeen gave a convincing display against Partick Thistle at Pittodrie.

The Dons should have beaten the "Jags" by more than three clear goals, but massed chances on the part of the home forwards and a sterling defence prevented a "rout."
Thistle were not up to the standard usually associated with Firhill sides.
Their forwards were a disjointed lot. Miller, half-back, drafted into the centre, had a poor afternoon, but he had poor support.

On Familiar Ground.

Adam McLean, playing against his old clubmates thus early in the new season, started brightly, but like his colleagues in attack, faded away in the second period.
McAllister was the dominating personality in the visitors' mid-line, and he also found time to help the over-worked rear defenders.
Gourlay in goal and his two backs, Prior and Cumming, put up a splendid resistance to the spirited home attack. But for them the score might have been doubled.
As it was, the home forwards missed several fine scoring opportunities, no doubt due to overeagerness.

Virile Leader.

Armstrong missed a real "sitter" In the first half, but made up for it afterwards by scoring a brilliant third goal, and by really virile leadership all through.
Mills was in his subtlest mood, his shooting being a feature. The manner in which he snapped the second goal thrilled the crowd.

Goal in Two Minutes.

Gall was in position to put the Dons in the lead within two minutes, but generally he was less reliable than usual.
Beattie and Beynon struck up a great partnership.
Fraser shone most in a confident half-back line, while there was little to choose between Cooper and McGill at back. Smith was as "safe as the bank."

Faded Out.

After an early show of spirit Thistle completely faded out, and in the second half were definitely underdogs.
The Dons thoroughly pleased the crowd by their convincing display.
Few teams indeed are likely to take even one point from Pittodrie this season.

Source: Press & Journal, 28th August 1933

Partick Thistle Teamsheet
Gourlay; Prior, Cumming; McCartney, McAllister, McLeod; Alaton Pritchard, Miller, Ballantyne, McLean
Attendance: 14,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: W. Bell, Motherwell
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