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Aberdeen 9 - 1 Galston

HT Score: Aberdeen 3 - 0 Galston

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Donald, Smith, Scott, Smith, Smith, Smith, Warnock, Scott, Taylor.
Galston scorers: Fisher

03/04/1937 | KO: 15:00

Young Dons Rampant


A rather one-sided game was the outcome of the Alliance match between Aberdeen A " and Galston at Pittodrie Park.

Galston were no match for the fast moving Young Dons, and once the home side got the lead they practically scored when they pleased.
In every position the Pittodrie reserves were superior, more especially at halfback.
Smith in the home goal got little to do, Newton was the better of two strong backs. As already stated, the halves were strong all through, Donald, after a lengthy absence, being particularly active. Forward, Ritchie Smith at outside left was most prominent, and besides scoring four good goals was always in evidence. Warnock. too, sparkled on the extreme right, and along with G. Scott, W. Scott and Taylor made up a clever quintette.
For the visitors McIntyre played well in goal despite the heavy score against him, while McDonald and Halligan defended well, but got no support from their halves. Fisher was a live wire in the centre, and Milne on the extreme left was a dangerous raider. After fifteen minutes the Young Dons took the lead through Donald. After a raid by Galston left wing the home side came again, and R. Smith put on second. A third followed by W. Scott after clever work by Smith and Taylor, and they led at the interval by three goals to nil.
The visitors were seldom seen in the second half, and Ritchie Smith soon added two further goals, completing his hat trick. In one of their few raids Fisher caught the home defence napping, and put on a good goal. It was a case of all Aberdeen after this, and R. Smith. Warnock, G. Scott and Taylor added further goals to bring the total up to nine.

Source: Press & Journal, 5th April 1937

Galston Teamsheet
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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