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Aberdeen 5 - 0 Queens Park

HT Score: Aberdeen 4 - 0 Queens Park

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Johnston 24, Armstrong 35, Mills 37, Armstrong 43, Armstrong 69.

01/12/1934 | KO: 14:15

SEVENTH VICTOR IN NINE WEEKS

Dons Prove Much Too Good for Amateurs.

The more one points Aberdeen gather the more one mourns the loss of so many games in September. During that month the Dons dropped ten points. Had they collected four even, they would now be leading the championship race.

Saturday's victory over Queen's Park at Pittodrie was Aberdeen's seventh in nine weeks, and they have taken sixteen points out of a possible eighteen during that period.
Five times T. G. Smith, the Queen's Park keeper, had to pick the ball out of the net, and the amateurs failed to reply.
They even failed at a penalty given away by Donald in the first half, Steve Smith bringing off a great save from Kyle.
This, the Dons' biggest victory of the season, was easily earned. The amateurs provided poor opposition. In fact it was one of the poorest Queen's Park teams that has been seen at Pittodrie for some time.
Both in defence and attack were the Dons more impressive. The light home forwards were more nimble on the ball and showed much better understanding. After they took the lead in twenty-four minutes Aberdeen dominated play, and when they had increased their lead to four before the interval the game was won and lost. After the cross over the Dons did not appear to be exerting themselves unduly, and a goal by Armstrong enabled him to complete his hat-trick.

Johnstone's Goal.

Warnock did the spade work in connection with Aberdeen's first goal. He raced downfield, parted to Armstrong, and from the centre's pass Johnston cut in to find the net with a grand left-foot drive.
Towards the interval goals came quickly. With about ten minutes to go Warnock connect with a Thomson lob, and Armstrong rushed in to find the net off the crossbar. Two minutes later Mills fastened on to an Armstrong slip and volleyed the ball into the net from thirty yards.
With five minutes to go Queen's failed to convert a penalty, and three minutes later T. G. Smith left his charge to clear from Mills, and Armstrong dashed in to smash the ball into the net.

Armstrong's Hat-Trlck.

Twenty-four minutes of the second half had gone when smart play by Warnock and Mills resulted in Armstrong first-timing the inside-left's pass into the net.
Aberdeen were sound in defence. What little Smith had to do he did well, and heshowed fine anticipation in saving Kyle's penalty.
Cooper was the better back, positioning himself cleverly and tackling strongly. McGill found Crawford a difficult man to stop, and spent a busy afternoon.
Thomson took the honours at half-back. He was a tower of strength in defence, but at the same time did not neglect his forwards.
Falloon was a capable defensive pivot, while Donald, although lacking the experience of Fraser, was a trier.

Attack at Its Best.

The attack was seen at its best in the opening period. Warnock was clever on the ball, and was an adept at making opening for his team-mates. Mills, too, revealed clever ball control and it was due to their excellent support that Armstrong met with so much success.
Johnston touched his best form in the first half, when he crossed many dangerous balls. Ritchie Smith gave Campbell a lot of trouble, but was inclined to wander out of position.
H. Dickson and W. Lyon were the Hampden team's best defenders. They worked hard in the face of tremendous odds. The centre-half found time on occasion to urge on his forwards.
F. P. Taylor was the most enterprising attacker, although Crawford, on the other wing, was fast and dangerous.
Kyle was the best of a mediocre inside trio.

Source: Press & Journal, 3rd December 1934

Queens Park Teamsheet
T. g. Smith; T. K. Campbell, H. Dickson; J. Gardiner, W. Lyon, R. Grant; J. Crawford, J. Kyle, W. Parlane, W. Martin, F. P. Taylor
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: W.Webb, Glasgow
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