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Aberdeen 1 - 0 Celtic

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Celtic

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Mills.

13/08/1932 | KO: 15:00

Aberdeen 'A' Open With A Win

Mills Scores Only Goal Against Celtic.

Aberdeen A opened their Alliance League season with a well-merited win over a strong Celtic reserve team at Pittodrie.
Despite heavy rain before the start the attendance was in the region of 9000. The young Dons Included five newcomers, while Celtic had W. Thomson, Maryhill Hibs, in goal in place of Falconer, who was hurt in their last practice game.

Celtic were first to settle and Cumming was early in action, McGillivray and Crum both having good shots saved. The Dons were equally dangerous when they got going. Mills, the ex-Bridgeton Waverley forward, had bad luck with a brilliant effort that hit the bar with the 'keeper helpless. Following more fine play by Mills and Mutch, Adam was high with his shot.
The Celts fought back and a fine run by McGillivray and Smith saw the former hit the post. A great tackle by Daly stopped O'Donnell when he seemed well set to give Celts the lead.
The Dons defence were working at high pressure and Cumming earned the applause of the crowd when he went full length to turn a fierce left-foot drive for fruitless corner.

Aberdeen's Goal.

Throwing off the pressure, Aberdeen A scored. Adam started the movement by turning the ball back to O'Reilly, who shot hard and true to hit Hogg. Mills ran in, caught the rebound first time and gave the goalkeeper no chance.
The sun shone brilliantly at the restart and the Celts found it difficult to follow the ball when it was in the air. The Dons almost went further ahead when the Celtic 'keeper held a fast shot by Armstrong. Shaking off the pressure, Celts went all out for the equaliser. O'Connor made Cumming jump to a fast drive, while only a good tackle by Sharp kept McGillivray out.
Mills came into the picture with some clever play, but Armstrong got off-side. From the free kick, Hughes let O'Donnell away, and from his pass Crum was in the act snooting when Cumming rushed out and kicked clear.
Back came the Celts and Crum had the chance of a lifetime but hit the upright with all the goal to shoot at.

Source: Press & Journal, 15th August 1932

Celtic Teamsheet
W. Thomson (Maryhill Hibs); Hogg, Morris; Dawson, McDonald, Hughes; McGillivray, Smith, Crum, O' Connor, O' Donnell
Attendance: 9,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr Dawson, Leith
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