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Aberdeen 4 - 2 Beith

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 1 Beith

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Scott 20 (Pen), Lang 43, Scott 60 (Pen), Scott 61.
Beith scorers: Lindsay (Pen), Lindsay (Pen)

02/01/1937 | KO: 14:15

Penalty Surfeit At Pittodrie

Scott in Grand Form for Young Dons

The Alliance League match at Pittodrie between Aberdeen "A" and Beith was notable for the number of penalty kicks awarded. No fewer than four were granted - two to each team - and all were converted. This brought the total of such awards granted at Pittodrie within two days up to six, as two were granted in the Aberdeen-Dundee game on New Year's Day.

The Young Dons were worthy winners, and their chances of retaining the Alliance flag are as bright as ever. They gave a sound display all over and claimed the bulk of play. Beith fought gamely, their chief fault being in the poor finishing of their attack.
Scott, the Young Dons' centre-forward. was the "star" of the game. He was in top form and notched a "hat-trick," his second in successive weeks.
All the other home players gave a good account of themselves. The defence was sound all over, while at half-back it was good to see Currer, Aberdeen's latest South African capture, revealing promise of becoming a really sound player.
Beith were best served by Blyth, in goal, and Lindsay, at left back.
With twenty minutes gone Scott took the lead from a penalty kick after he had been brought down near goal. Close on the interval Lang headed home the Young Dons' second, but a minute later Pope was fouled inside the penalty area, and Lindsay beat Johnstone from the spot kick.
The second half was fifteen minutes old when Scott again was fouled within the "dreaded area." Once more he took the kick and beat Blyth. Next minute the centre completed his hat-trick by the best goal of the match. It was a well-taken effort, Scott cleverly eluding Narrowmore and heading over Lindsay into the net.
The fourth penalty came midway through the half, when Lindsay converted after Walker was brought down.

Source: Press & Journal, 4th January 1937

Beith Teamsheet
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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