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Aberdeen 1 - 3 Dundee

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 3 Dundee

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Mills.
Dundee scorers: Mackay 10, Lee 32, Mackay 33

09/09/1933 | KO: 15:00


Dons' Poor Show in North ' Derby.'

Aberdeen made a poor show in the Derby with Dundee before some 17,000 spectators at Pittodrie.

Down 3-0 at the Interval, the Dons fought out the second half with the desperation of a side conscious of defeat.
Dundee deserved their triumph. They were the nippier side all through, and their defence never lost its tight grip on the home attack.
From the point view of the spectators the game as a whole was disappointing. Gall, Aberdeen, and Blyth, Dundee, opposing half-backs, were sent off the field eight minutes after the restart. Involved in a tackle, they came to grips after the ball had been cleared, and Mr. Webb had no hesitation in pointing to the pavilion.
From this point play was scrappy, and fouls on either side far too frequent.
The Dons kept pegging away, and towards the close Mills reduced the leeway with a powerful shot from well out.

"Dark Blues" Take Command.

After setting a hot pace for the opening ten minutes Aberdeen allowed the Dark Blues to take command, and Mackay scored the visitors' first goal with a splendid drive.
Dundee continued to be the more virile side, and in the thirty-second and thirty-third minutes laid the foundation of victory by scoring through Lee and Mackay, both points accruing as the result of clever forward play.
Even in the second half, when Aberdeen did most of the attacking, the Taysiders' raids were always of potential danger.
Miils's goal came too late. Prior to this many fine chances were lost by all the home forwards in turn, and the end came with Dundee worthy winners.

Beattie Missed.

Aberdeen missed Beattie, gone to Wolverhampton. Warnock tried hard at inside-right, but was too easily brushed off the ball. His shooting, too, was below par.
Armstrong, at centre, had a poor afternoon, and what likely shots he had Marsh saved in brilliant fashion.
Mills did little of note apart from scoring that spectacular goal, and Beynon was also under a cloud. Love, brought in at inside-left to allow of Gall taking the injured Fraser's place at left-half, was only fair. The entire attack was out of gear.
The home halves, too, were considerably below form. Thomson did not do himself justice at centre-half, and O'Reilly alone kept the ball going in the right direction. Gall until sent off was a nippy half-back, but his real position is on the wing.
McGill was the No. 1 man of the side at left-back.
Cooper was often shaky, and was beaten by his opposing wing with surprising impunity.
Cumming, deputising for Smith in goal, had no chance with the shots that beat him. He cleared his lines with great skill on numerous occasions.
Dundee have a good side. Mackay and Lee were outstanding in a penetrative forward line, and Blyth, until ordered to leave the field, shared the half-back honours with Symon.
The Dark Blues' defence was superb, with Marsh in goal the hero.
It was a disappointing day for the Pittodrie crowd, and a big improvement is necessary if the Dons are to maintain their prestige this season.

Source: Press & Journal, 11th September 1933

Aberdeen Teamsheet
Cumming, Cooper, McGill, O'Reilly, Thomson, Gall, Beynon, Warnock, Armstrong, Mills, Love.

Bookings:  Gall (53).
Dundee Teamsheet
Marsh; Morgan, Gilmour; Blyth, Symon, T. Smith; Murdoch, Robertson, mackay, Lee, Paterson
Attendance: 17,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: W. Webb, Glasgow
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