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Aberdeen 7 - 1 East Stirlingshire

HT Score: Aberdeen 6 - 0 East Stirlingshire

Dewar Shield Semi Final
Aberdeen scorers: Beattie 7, Dickie 26, Moore 30, McLean 50, Moore, Beattie 25 (Pen), Beattie.
East Stirlingshire scorers: Fraser 80 (Pen).

17/08/1932 | KO: 19:00

DEWAR SHIELD TIE AT PITTODRIE. Aberdeen Whack East Stirling.


Aberdeen, who have held the Shield since 1930, on the form they showed against East Stirling at Pittodrie yesterday evening, look like retaining it.
The Bainsford team, who are in their first season in the First Division, were no match for Aberdeen, who were superior in all departments. The visitors were badly handicapped during three-fourths of the game, Turnbull, their inside left, receiving a knock which necessitated his retirement. It was learned later that he was suffering from concussion.
Even had the 'Shire been at full strength, however, it would have made little difference.
Aberdeen were sound in defence, both McGill and Daly showing good form. Dickie was the outstanding half, and while all the forwards did well, Beattie, who had the hat-trick, McLean, and Mills were outstanding.
Aberdeen now meet St Johnstone in the final of the competition.

Play Described.

Aberdeen attacked at the outset, and Moore failed to gather a through pass from Beattie. East Stirling retaliated on the left, and Turnbull failed to connect with a pass from Kemp.
Aberdeen were the more dangerous side, and smart work by McLean and Mills saw Watson save from the latter. With seven minutes gone Aberdeen took the lead. It was again Mills and McLean who did the leading-up work, and Beattie finished the movement with a great left-foot drive which found the corner of the net.
Moore made great effort from an up-the-centre pass from Beattie, but Watson was on the spot. The homesters were unlucky not to go further ahead when Mills gathered a loose ball and drove for goal, for Watson to save with his feet.
Fortune again smiled on the Bainsford team when Watson left his goal to collect a Dickie lob, missed it, and Love shot over.
The visitors lost the services of Turnbull after twenty minutes.

Penalty for Dons.

Five minutes later Aberdeen were awarded a penalty against Auehincloss, who handled a cross from Moore to Love. Beattie took the kick, and, although the 'keeper touched the ball, he could not stop it. A minute later Dickie lashed home a free kick from just outside the penalty area, to put the Dons three up.
East Stirling were putting up a poor fight, and it came as no surprise when a fourth goal arrived after thirty minutes. Beattie beat two opponents and slipped to Moore, who promptly netted his first goal for Aberdeen.
At this stage Turnbull resumed, but had again to go off. Aberdeen continued to attack strongly, and Watson palmed a shot from Love to Moore's feet, and the centre netted a sixth goal.
The visitors were under severe handicap, and they were never in the hunt. Just before the interval Watson punched out a shot from Dickie, and Beattie ran forward to smash it into the net.

Aberdeen resumed on the offensive, and both backs saved certain goals from Beattie and Moore with the 'keeper out his charge. With five minutes gone McLean broke away on the left, and his parting shot glanced off the prostrate 'keeper into the net.
In one of East Stirling's few raids Smith was called on save a dangerous swerving shot from Finlayson.
Aberdeen did not exert themselves, but even so East Stirling were seldom seen in attack. Moore got through between the 'Shire backs and looked well set for a goal, but he shot against the advancing 'keeper.
East Stirling forced a couple corners, but nothing came of either. With ten minutes to go, Daly handled in the penalty area, and Fraser converted.

"Fancy" Football.

Aberdeen continued to play "fancy" football, and experienced no difficulty in retaining their substantial advantage.

Source: Press & Journal, 18th August 1932

Aberdeen Teamsheet
Smith, Daly, McGill, Fraser, Falloon, Dickie, Love, Beattie, Moore, Mills, McLean.
East Stirlingshire Teamsheet
Watson, Fraser, Auchincloss, McLurg, Crichton, McCabe, Latimer, Finlayson, Craigie, Turnbull, Kemp.
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Tom Small, Dundee
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