Aberdeen scorers:Love, David 7. Dundee United scorers: Kay,
04/05/1929 | KO:
DUNDEE UNITED DRAW AT PITTODRIE.
Played at Aberdeen, in a game for the Fleming Charity Shield, the proceeds from the gate money of over 4000 spectators going to supplement the Aberdeen Joint Hospitals Fund. David, the Aberdeen centre forward scored in the first half, and after Kay, inside left, had equalised early in the second period, Cameron, the outside left put Dundee United in the lead with a penalty goal. Not long afterwards Love, the Aberdeen right winger, once more put the teams on an equality. Hard play followed till the close, but there was no more scoring, and the match was drawn.
Source: The Scotsman, 6th May 1929
Lord Provost Lewis kicked off at Pittodrie, where Aberdeen and Dundee United played a draw of two goals each, in a match for the Fleming Charity Shield. The gate receipts went to the Lord Provost's Joint Hospitals Fund, but owing to the inclemency of the weather, the game only attracted about 4000 spectators.
Play was fairly evenly distributed throughout, but had Aberdeen accepted their chances they might have won. Midway through the first half McClure, Dundee's left back, sustained a face injury in a collision with Love and did not resume, but the visitors were allowed to field a substitute in Bain, who went to certre-half, and Hart took the place of the injured player at back.
Seven minutes from the start Aberdeen took the lead, David netting after McGregor had knocked out a shot by Love. This was the only score in the first half when both goalkeepers were frequently called upon.
The United equalised early in the second half when Kay beat Yuill with a header. Shortly afterwards the visitors were awarded a penalty and Cameron scored from the spot. Aberdeen played better after falling into arrears, and it was no more than their due when Love secured the equaliser from a pass from the left.
On the whole it was an interesting enough game although lacking the spiritedness of a league or cup-tie match.