MILLS PLAYS WELL AT HALFBACKAberdeen A" showed a definite improvement on last week's form when they defeated Beith at Pittodrie by six goals to three on Saturday. Bowie of Buckie Thistle was once more left back. Mills turned out at left half for the first time since his injury and by his calculating play gave power to the attack. He showed no signs of his injury. Devine was on the left wing in place of Ritchie Smith. For the second week in succession the Reserves were one goal up inside a minute. Mackie lofted the ball into the goal area from the kick-off and Brady scored. Beith levelled matters with a penalty for hands which was taken by Auchincloss. This reverse quickened the Aberdeen attack into clever outfield play, Brady being prominent with clever through passes. Aberdeen had all the game and goals were bound to accrue. George Scott gave W. Scott a scoring chance and the centre beat Mclntyre easily. George Scott himself followed suit later with a great shot from well out. Anderson was Beith's only dangerous man and the visitors' raids on the Aberdeen goal were few and far between. Campbell was instrumental in giving Aberdeen their fourth goal with a ground pass which Glass failed to clear and Devine nipped in to score. In the second half Aberdeen's superiority was still very marked although the Beith forwards never once gave up in their attempt to score. Mills had been having a big share in the smoothness of the attack, sending up fast ground passes, which let Brady and Devine away on the wing. W. Scott had two well-taken goals in this half and had it not been for Mclntyre's plucky display in the Beith goal, could have added to his hat-trick. Beith reduced their leeway with a free kick, which was well taken by Montgomery, but they never looked like troubling the Aberdeen defence, although they struggled hard in an attempt to combine.
Source: Press & Journal, 25th October 1937