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match report 1931-32 fixture list
Glentoran 1 - 2 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Roberts 2.       Donald, Donald 85.  
Attendance: 0
Venue: The Oval, Belfast

Glentoran Beaten by the Odd Goal in Three

The meeting of Glentoran and Aberdeen (the Scottish First Division side) at the Oval last evening savoured more of a cup tie than a friendly. Two Glentoran players were injured and had to leave the field, and two Aberdeen and one Glentoran players were spoken to by the referee (Mr. McClean) for rough play. Most of the game Geary was a lame passenger at outside-right, and in view of this the Oval men did well to lose only by the odd goal.

Aberdeen were the better side, but the Glens were never far behind. It was a great blow to them when Geary became injured, was away for twenty minutes, and finally hobbled, very lame, on the wing. In the first two minutes of the game Lucas centred beautifully and Roberts headed in a good goal. Aberdeen equalised when Glentoran had only nine men on the field, for Morgan had to go off to receive attention. The goal came from the centre-forward, Donald, who scored from close quarters.

In second half Aberdeen had most of the play, but were poor in finishing, and Bennett had very little to do. In the closing five minutes Bennett was called upon to stop a shot from Lucas [sic. LOVE?]. He pushed it against the crossbar, and the ball bounced straight to Donald's feet, who had no difficulty in scoring.
Aberdeen were a well-balanced side and were served splendidly by Falloon (the Irish international) at centre half. The Glentoran backs and half-barks did well, but owing to injuries the forwards lost some of their attacking power.

Source: Belfast News-Letter, 22nd April 1932

Glentoran Teamsheet:  Bennett: Wagstaffe, Gibson; Turnbull, Mathieson, McClements; Morgan, Geary, Roberts, Borland, Lucas


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Smith, Cooper, McGill, Fraser, Falloon, Mooney, Love, Beattie, Donald, McDermid, McLean.

Unused Subs:


Referee: W. McClean

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