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match report 1933-34 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
23/08/1933
 
Kilmarnock 2 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Keane 23, Maxwell 52        
Attendance: 7,000
Venue: Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
ABERDEEN DEFEATED AT KILMARNOCK.

Aberdeen's Fate.

Last night's game between Kilmarnock and Aberdeen attracted a crowd of 7000 to Rugby Park.

Play was very evenly divided throughout the early stages, and both sets of defenders were successively called into action.
Kilmarnock were the first to threaten danger when Maxwell tricked the opposing backs and shot from close quarters but missed by inches.
In an Aberdeen raid the ball crossed and recrossed the goalmouth and the final shot by Armstrong was tipped round the post by Miller.
Kilmarnock took the lead after twenty-three minutes through a beautifully-placed shot by Keane.
This reverse acted as a stimulant to Aberdeen, and from then until the interval they did most the attacking. Only a fine display of goalkeeping by Miller prevented the levelling score. Miller made fine clearances from Armstrong, Thomson, and Beattie ,and Gall beat him with a shot which was disallowed through the offside rule.
Seven minutes after the resumption Kilmarnock unexpectedly increased their lead. A miskick by McGill gave Maxwell an opportunity, and quick as shot the centre-forward had the ball in the net.
Kilmarnock were now rampant and shots rained on Smith from all quarters.
He disposed of the shots confidently and kept a fine goal. The Dons came away strongly for a time and harried the home defence, but in the closing stages Kilmarnock were again dominant.
Aberdeen had the best of things till the interval, but their forwards were not as quick to seize their opportunities as Kilmarnock's were, and after their second reverse they lost most of their dash and initiative. It was not until Kilmarnock had their two-goal lead that they became dominant in attack.

Source: Press & Journal, 24th August 1933

Kilmarnock Teamsheet:  Miller; Landsborough, Milloy; Glass, Smith, McEwan: Liddell, Williamson, Maxwell, Kennedy, Keane

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Smith, Cooper, McGill, O'Reilly, Thomson, Fraser, Beynon, Beattie, Armstrong, Mills, Gall.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: J. Thomson, Hamilton

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