Record Brora Crowd See Sparkling Play.Aberdeen F.C., who are touring the Far North, received a real Highland welcome when they arrived at Brora yesterday to play Brora Ranger's. Notwithstanding the wet weather, the Dudgeon Park housed a record attendance when the team's took the field. The spectators were out to see an exhibition game worthy of a first-class Scottish League team, and they were not disappointed. town was gaily decorated for the occasion, and a banner, bearing the inscription, "Welcome to Aberdeen F.C.," was prominent. Mr George Baillie, Brora, had charge of the game, and the teams lined up as follows: Brora Rangers A. J. Macpherson; D. Mackenzie and R. Macleod; A. Or. Sutherland, J. Macaulay, and A. J. Sutherland; J. Swan, Li- Sutherland, D. Christie, Alex. Sutherland, and W. Miller. Aberdeen?Smith; Gavin and M'Gill; Fraser, Thomson, and Palmer; Johnston, Westlana, Moore, Mills, and Beynon. Col. A. N. Sutherland, convener and vice-lieutenant of Sutherland, set the ball in motion. Aberdeen started in convincing style, and pinned the Sutherland players their own territory, Macpherson, the Brora custodian, having to save a rocket shot from Mills. Sutherland broke away, however, and a movement on the left wing culminated in a cross, from which J. Swan scored from close range. Aberdeen immediately attacked, and were awarded a penalty which was converted by Gavin.
Brora Lead Again.Play was transferred to the other end, and Christie scored Brora's second goal from a cross from the right. Aberdeen then did the bulk of the attacking, and the woodwork saved Brora on many occasions. Shortly before the interval Palmer got the equaliser for the Dons. On resuming, Aberdeen gave a fine exhibition of positional play, the ball passing from foot to foot with perfect accuracy. In a raid on the Sutherland goal, Westland put Aberdeen ahead, and shortly afterwards added another goal. Aberdeen a few minutes later scored through Johnston. In a Sutherland breakaway there was a scrimmage in the Aberdeen goalmouth, and J. Swan kicked the ball over a defender's head into the net. In the closing minutes Moore put on the last goal for the Dons. The day's proceedings were brought to close by an enjoyable dance, which the players all attended.
Source: Press & Journal, 24th April 1934