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03/08/1934
 
Black and Gold 2 - 2 Blues
    Trial Match
Kick Off:    Devers, Devers       Mills (pen), Spittall  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
FAST AND CLEVER PLAY.

New Recruits Impress in Pittodrie Trial.,/p> A crowd in the region of 18,000 attended the Aberdeen F.C. trial match at Pittodrie last night, and were rewarded with a display of fast, clever football.

The Black and Gold side, composed of the first team defence and the reserve attack, were opposed to the Blues, composed of the reserve defence and the probable first team attack. The result was a draw of two goals each.
The most pleasing feature of the game was the display served up by the new recruits. Conwell, a Scottish junior internationalist of last season, at inside left for the Black and Golds, was the outstanding player afield, and created a great impression with his clever scheming and tricky footwork.

Devers Gets Two Goals.

Devers at centre-forward on the same side responded well to the other inside men, and had two clever goals, and with a little luck might have had at least two more. Adam at inside right played one of his best games, and combined well with Fraser and Johnston.
On the Blues' side McKenzie, the trialist from Brora, at right back was opposed to a tricky pair in Conwell and Love, but he came out of the game with credit. McGowan at centre-half got through a lot of hard work, and at times passed judiciously, although he was inclined to lie too far upfield.
Spittall at outside left was too closely watched by Fraser and Cooper to be dangerous, and Westland in goal had several smart saves.

Defence Steady.

Of the recognised first team players, the defence was very steady, and were more than a match for Moore and company. Smith was never seriously tested, and Cooper and McGill played strongly. Fraser impressed at right half, but Falloon and Thomson were not far behind.
None of the regular first team forwards shone, Moore being completely held by Falloon, while the inside forwards, Mills and Warnock, were over-shadowed by their opposite numbers in the Black and Gold side.
In a fairly even first half there was no scoring, but early in the second half Devers netted following clever work by Adam. Moore was fouled in the penalty area shortly afterwards, and Mills equalised from the spot kick.
Devers got off on his own shortly afterwards and scored a great goal, but Spittall took advantage of a defensive lapse to equalise matters.
Mr P. Craigmyle had charge of, the match.

Source: Press & Journal, 4th August 1934

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Referee: Peter Craigmyle, Aberdeen

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