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match report 1934-35 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
27/04/1935
 
Queens Park 1 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Bremner 50       Mills 65.  
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow
DONS FINISH WITH DRAW.

Lustreless Game at Hampden.

SMART GOAL BY MILLS.

Interesting, but by no means thrilling, that sums up the Queen's Park-Aberdeen game at Hampden on Saturday.
The match concluded the league season for both clubs. The points were of little material value but the teams seemed keen to avoid finishing with a defeat.
For that reason the exchanges were never devoid of interest.
Both teams had their period of ascendancy, but neither set of forwards was particularly convincing when it came, to finishing.

Play Mediocre.

Both showed occasional flashes brilliance, but, on the whole, play was of a mediocre standard.
Queen's Park were the more convincing at the start, but all over, the Dons had equally as much of the play.
There was no scoring in the first period, but the amateurs opened their account five minutes after the interval.
Bremner gathered a pass from his partner and raced through place the ball well out of Smith's reach.

The Equaliser.

This goal put more life into the exchanges, and with twenty minutes gone Aberdeen were on level terms.
Armstrong beat Lyon with his head to a Beynon cross, and nodded the ball down to Mills.
The inside-left speedily brought the ball under control and deftly drove it into the net.
Subsequently both goals had escapes, but the ?nearest thing" was in the closing minutes when, with Smith out of his charge, Cooper cleared a try by Souter on the goal line.
Aberdeen were well served in defence. Smith did all he asked do with confidence and celerity.
Cooper was the best back afield. He timed his tackles well, and placed the ball to the feet of a team-mate whenever possible.
McGill was troubled by an old leg injury, and failed to cope with the speedy Souter. As a result of the injury the left back was unable to make the journey Cardiff with the rest of the team, and Sharp had to be sent for.

Falloon Works Hard.,/p> Falloon worked like a Trojan in defence. He lay between the backs, and was always ready to go to the aid of either. The Irishman was responsible for the breaking up of many dangerous Queen's Park attacks.
Fraser was a smart right-half. He did his share in defence and instigated many of the Aberdeen attacking movements.
Ritchie who deputised for Thomson at left-half, was keen as mustard. He tackled impetuously, but will improve with experience.

Thomson Inside Right.

Moore had to cry off with an ankle injury, and Thomson was experimented with at inside right. He was too slow, and did not fit into the scheme of things.
Shortly after the scoring of the equaliser he dropped back to left half, Ritchie going to outside left and Smith (R.) to inside right. The changes did not improve matters.
Mills was Aberdeen's best forward. On numerous occasions he carried the ball upfield and parted judiciously, but his team-mates did not respond any too well.
Armstrong was a hard-working leader, but he was too closely guarded by Lyon to do any damage. Beynon on the extreme right was a lively winger, but his crosses were not always accurate, while Ritchie Smith on the other wing worked hard without gaining any material reward.
In White, Queen's Park had a confident keeper, while Stewart and Dickson were a hardworking if not brilliant pair of backs.
Gardiner at right half did a lot of useful work in both defence and attack, and was the best of the intermediate trio.

Bremner Takes Eye.

Bremner was the cleverest of the Queen's forwards. He distributed play nicely, and was always willing to try a dash through on his own.
Dodds was a fast leader, and would have got goals had he been opposed to a less alert centre-half than Falloon.
Souter on the extreme right was one the fastest men afield, but the play of Martin and Wright on the left wing never attained brilliant heights.

Source: Press & Journal, 25th April 1935

Queens Park Teamsheet:  D. White; J. Stewart and H Dickson; J. Gardiner, W. Lyon and R. Grant; T. H. Sonter. T. H. Bremner. J. M. Dodds. W Martin and W. Wright

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Smith, Cooper, McGill, Fraser, Falloon, Ritchie, Beynon, Thomson, Armstrong, Mills, Smith.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: J. Martin, Ladybank

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