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Aberdeen 2 - 0 Queens Park Strollers

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 Queens Park Strollers

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Brown 30, Warnock 33.

29/03/1937 | KO: 15:00

Pittodrie Tussle

YOUNG DONS HAVE TO FIGHT FOR POINTS

Aberdeen "A" had to fight hard to defeat Q.P. Strollers in an Alliance League match at Pittodrie yesterday. Indeed, the amateurs claimed almost an equal share of the play. They were quite smart in the outfield, but failed near goal, partly by their own ineffectiveness and partly by the spoiling tactics of the home defence.
Both goals came in the first half, when play was rather uninteresting. After half an hour Brown gave the Young Dons the lead following a McGill free kick. Although his shot was stopped, by Weirmouth, the winger followed up and placed the ball in the net.
Three minutes later the Young Dons went further ahead. Brown sent over a lovely corner kick, from which a Warnock header was held on the ground by Weirmouth. The outside-right, however, harassed the 'keeper, and kicked the ball from his grasp into the net.
One of the best saves of the day was made by Weirmouth near the interval, when he brought off a flying save from a pile-driver " by Devers.
Matters livened up somewhat after the interval, although, once again, the defences were mainly on top. The Strollers gave as much as they got, and had they opened their account it would have been their just reward. As it was, however, the Young Dons' defence prevailed.
Midway through the half, the Young Dons were awarded a penalty when Warnock was pulled down. Devers took the spot kick, but Weirmouth brilliantly fisted the ball over for an unproductive corner.
The best play came from the defenders. Smith was safe in the Aberdeen goal, while McGill and Newton were sound backs. Currer put in a power of hard work at centre-half, and many of the amateur raids were stopped by his efforts. He was the pick of the trio.
The Young Dons' forwards did not reveal their best form. Warnock, at outside-right, was probably the best in the line. Scott, at centre, was well-policed by A. C. Johnstone.
As was the case with the Young Dons, the Strollers' defenders were best. Weirmouth brought off numerous clever saves, while he was well protected by his backs. Probably the best player in their side was A. Rae. at left-half.

Source: Press & Journal, 30th March 1937

Queens Park Strollers Teamsheet
A. Weirmouth; D. Clyne, S. Johnstone; G. Brown, A. C. Johnstone, A. Rae; S. S. Duncan, J. Morgagh, J. Lawrie, J. McCracken, W. Browning
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: R. S. Bain, Leslie
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