HARD FIGHT BEFORE VICTORY SECUREDAberdeen "A" had to fight hard before eventually emerging victorious. The Amateurs were first to score, and their early lead gave them confidence. Their early goal was got by Lawrie, and Sherington almost added a second two minutes later, but with Kelly beaten his shot found the crossbar and was cleared on the rebound. Ritchie played a cool and constructive game at left-half for the Aberdeen reserves and when the Amateurs were pressing all they knew his presence was invaluable. The Aberdeen forwards exerted more pressure, and with Taylor and Scott aggressive the equalising goal seemed not far distant. It came seven minutes from half-time when W. Scott intercepted a cross from Campbell to beat Mansour. On the restart, Mansour was immediately in action, just managing to turn a terrific drive from Ritchie round the post. Ritchie was giving every assistance to Skea in front and the young inside-left was quick to benefit. He showed some delightful touches and gives promise of becoming a useful inside forward. The Aberdeen left wing was more dangerous than the right, Geo. Scott being too prone to lie back, with the result that his partner, Campbell, did not get many chances. The Amateurs' attack faded out and Ritchie in the closing minutes had as many shots at goal as his forwards had. The pressure was bound to tell and W. Scott had little difficulty in putting his team ahead from a cross by Skea. Two minutes later G. Scott further increased the lead, heading home the third goal.
Source: Press & Journal, 29th November 1937