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Aberdeen 5 - 0 Falkirk

HT Score: Aberdeen 3 - 0 Falkirk

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Beynon, Warnock, Mills, Moore, Beynon.

11/11/1933 | KO:


Beynon and Moore Carry off Honours

As a team Aberdeen were not five goals better than Falkirk, but not one of the 12,000 spectators will deny that the points went to the better side.

When ten minutes before the interval Benyon scored two goals in as many minutes, an Aberdeen victory was assured.
Previous to that the Bairns had been as dangerous as the Dons, and one gained the impression that if victory went to either team it would be by a narrow margin.
The punch that has been missing from the Aberdeen attack in recent games was there on Saturday. It was Falkirk who lacked finishing power, and that is the explanation for Aberdeen's victory and for the Brockville team's defeat.

Falkirk's Fate Sealed.

When Warnock took advantage of a grand opening engineered by Moore two minutes from the interval Falkirk's fate was sealed.
Despite the big deficit at the interval, however, the Bairns fought gallantly in the second period, and their pluck was deserving of a better fate than a 5-0 defeat.
While the Dons' attack played well as a line, the honours of the day mst go to Benyon and Moore.
The Falkirk defence never got a grip of the fast-moving right winger, who capped a fine afternoon's work with two splendid goals. On the first occasion he slashed the ball in first-time as it came out from a defender's head, and two minutes later he took a Moore pass on the run and flashed it into the net off the post.
Moore was closely attended all afternoon by Richardson, but the home leader was invaluable for the manner in which he distributed the ball and opened up play. He was denied a goal until the last minute, when he beat Thomson to a low ball and flicked it into the net.

Warnock's Fine Display

Warnock gave an improved display, being more judicious in his placing of the ball and working in harmony with Benyon.
Mills was clever on the ball, and took his goal - Aberdeen's fourth ? smartly. Warnock fastened on to a Falloon clearance and slipped the ball to the inside-left, who was not slow to seize his chance. This goal brought Mills' total to fourteen.
Gall was a sprightly left winger in the early stages, but he received a leg injury, and this was aggravated in the second half, with the result that he was not so prominent.
The Dons held a big advantage at half-back. While the Falkirk pair never got a grip of the Aberdeen wings, Fraser and O'Reilly put up a stout resistance against the Brockville attack and at the same time kept in touch with their own forwards.
O'Reilly played quite well in defence, but he can improve his constructive play. Fraser was the best intermediate man afield.
Falloon, as usual, policed thecentre of the field with success. He was opposed to a smart leader in Meechan, but he more than held his own.

Fast-Moving Forwards

The Aberdeen defence was kept guessing by the fast-moving Falkirk attack in the first half. Smith, in goal, dealt confidently with all that came his way, but McGill found Batchelor an elusive winger and was never comfortable.
Cooper came out of his shell in the second half, during which he was seldom in difficulties.
Grant and Batchelor were Falkirk's most dangerous forwards. Both made ground quickly and crossed accurately, but the chances were not accepted by the inside men.
Meechan showed clever individual touches, but was too well guarded by Falloon do any damage.
Murray and Hutchison, the wing halves, impressed neither in defence nor attack, and although Richardson hung grimly on to Moore, internationalist Low was missed in the pivotal position.
Thomson had no chance with the shots that beat him. Nisbet and Hamill were overworked, but put up a plucky fight. The former, who tackled resolutely and kicked cleanly, was the better of the pair.

Source: Press & Journal, 13th November 1933

Falkirk Teamsheet
Thomson; Nisbet, Hamill; Murray, Richardson, Hutchison; Batchelor, Hope, Meechan, Shankley, Grant
Attendance: 12,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: D. F. Reilly, Port Glasgow
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