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Aberdeen 1 - 0 Queen's Park Strollers

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Queen's Park Strollers

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Merrie.

21/04/1930 | KO: 15:00

Another Defeat For The Amateurs

At Pittodrie yesterday, the only goal of the match was scored by Merrie in the first half. In the second period, however, the Strollers were easily superior and it was more by good luck than by good play that Aberdeen kept their charge intact. Merrie was hurt and had to retire for the rest of the game.

Source: Glasgow Herald, 22nd April 1930

Aberdeen?s One-Goal Win,

A crowd of about 500 saw Aberdeen A defeat Queen's Park Strollers by the only goal in an Alliance League fixture at Pittodrie yesterday afternoon.

Although never of a thrilling nature, the game was always interesting.
The home team held the advantage in the first half, but Merrie pulled a muscle ten minutes after the restart and retired, and for the remainder of the game the Amateurs maintained the offensive. Time and again they came within an ace of scoring, but bad luck dogged their footsteps.
After a quiet opening Hall shot past, and Oliphant when well placed missed a good scoring chance. Bremner and Scott were prominent for the Amateurs, but Livingstone and Jackson put up a stout resistance.
The Strollers moved with more verve than Aberdeen, but the home team players appeared to position themselves better.

Merrie Scores.

Twenty-five minutes had gone when Merrie opened the scoring from a Falloon pass.
The visitors struggled desperately to secure the equaliser, but the score remained unaltered until the interval.
With the loss of Merrie ten minutes after the resumption Aberdeen lost their sting, and were kept on the defensive. Yuill made a smart save from Bremner, and Fitzgerald, after good play by Paterson, missed a glorious chance.
In an Aberdeen break-away Smith saved from Oliphant and twice from Hickie.

Wingers Prominent.

The Strollers' extreme wingers were always prominent, and Yuill saved from Parry, and luckily fell on a shot from Bremner.
Until the finish the Amateurs battled gamely to divide the spoils, and were unfortunate not to do so.

Source: Press & Journal, 22nd April 1930

Queen's Park Strollers Teamsheet
G. Smith; W. Walker, A. Christie; T. K. Campbell, T. M. Harvie, T. Hall; R. Parry, E. R. Scott, H. Bremner, L. Fitzgerald, T. W. Paterson
Attendance: 500
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: N. G. Brown, Dundee