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Hamilton 3 - 2 Aberdeen

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Yorston, Love.

06/04/1929 | KO:


At Douglas Park, Hamilton Academicals got the better of Aberdeen by the odd goal five. The home team were worthy winners, and the score by no means flatters them. More methodical in their movements, they had a better understanding in their rear divisions, although there was a time in the first half when, if Aberdeen had pushed home their advantage, the score might have been reversed.

Usual for Yorston.

At the start Aberdeen gave promise of continuing their winning sequence, and with five minutes gone Yorston netted in characteristic fashion from a McDermid pass. They did not long enjoy their advantage, however, McLuckie equalising from a corner. Following this Hamilton attacked vigorously, and after McHale had intercepted a centre Howe, McNally and McKay had commendable efforts. The Aberdeen goal had several escapes before the forwards broke away. Smith saved from McHale, and Cheyne was pulled up for offside in the act of shooting.
A goal for the visitors at this stage would have made a tremendous difference, but Smith got nothing of a dangerous nature to deal with except a terrific drive by Cheyne. It was Hamilton who took the lead, Howe, who was always dangerous, cutting in to beat Yuill.

Attack Fades Out.

Except for occasional individual bursts by McDermid and Love, little was seen of the Aberdeen attack. Like the half-backs, they played listlessly, and the result was that the Academicals were often dangerous. Near the interval Aberdeen rallied, and Love and Yorston were prominent. Smith had to look lively to hold a header by Yorston, and had to dive full length to save a shot by Love. Hamilton retaliated, and McLuckie clean missed a centre by F. Wilson which should have been converted.

Goal For Love.

Aberdeen started the second half in a like manner to the first, and twelve minutes after the resumption Love scored direct from a free kick. On level terms, the visitors, instead of maintaining the offensive, fell back, and play was soon hovering dangerously near Yuill's charge. The Aberdeen goalkeeper had to kick clear from F. Wilson, and McLuckie, who had only newly recovered from a slight injury, shot narrowly past. A nice run and cross by F. Wilson was not made use of by his colleagues, and the right winger took the initiative himself in the next raid, running in to give the Academicals the lead. Stimulated by this long overdue goal, Hamilton attacked strongly, and looked like increasing their lead on more than one occasion.
Shots by Moffat and Howe got the woodwork, and an effort by McLuckie was cleared in the nick of time by Jackson. Aberdeen did raise a gallop towards the end, but could make no impression on the Academicals' defence.

Source: Press & Journal, 8th April 1929

Hamilton Teamsheet
Smith; Allan, Wilson (J.); Moffat, Watson, Chambers; Wilson (F.), McKay, McNally. McLuckie, Howe
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: W. Bell, Motherwell
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27 Jul 2024 / 15:00 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen