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Hibernian 0 - 1 Aberdeen

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Yorston 33.

12/04/1930 | KO:

ABERDEEN'S WIN. Defence in Good Form at Edinburgh.

At Easter Road, Edinburgh, the Hibernians found the Aberdeen defence at the top of their form, and a solitary goal, scored after 33 minutes, enabled the visitors to take away full points. The win was fully deserved. Aberdeen were sprightly in attack during the first half, and there was not a weak pint in their defence during a stiffly contested second period, in which the Hibernians made vigorous efforts to force an opening. Well led by Yorston, the Aberdeen forwards played fine football in the early stages, McDermid and Smith were the better wing, and it was one of Smith's crosses that led to Yorston scoring easily at short range. A couple of single-handed efforts by Love were frustrated by the Hibernian goalkeeper, who was occasionally uncertain in handling the ball. The Hibernians? strong rally in the second half kept the game lively. Brown did good work on the right wing, but Dobson was not a successful centre-forward, and an exchange of places with McColl brought no improvement. In meeting crosses by Bradley and Brown, the home inside forwards were brushed aside by breezy back play. Yuill's goalkeeping was confined to one or two saves from long range. Aberdeen's reputation for strong defending was well maintained by Cooper and Legge, with McLaren at centre-half as a useful third back. The Hibernians got good service from Macfarlane and Dick, the latter of whom kept a tight rein on Yorston latterly. Wilkinson and Urquhart both played well at back. The attendance was fully 4000.

Source: The Scotsman, 14th April 1930

Aberdeen in their efforts to finish as runners-up in the First Division of the League were a sprightly company at Easter Road, Edinburgh, and Hibernian also gave an exhibition of delightful football. There was a great weakness shown in front of goal by both teams, but the "Dons" defence had a big say in the destination of the points, which were won by a goal from Yorston after 33 minutes' play.
The visitors were the superior company in the first half, but first McDermid and then Cheyne and Smith missed likely openings, while in all the exchanges Blyth, in goal, had always a big slice of luck. He was out of his charge, when the goal was scored, and to the interval Hibernian never looked like equalising, despite desperate raids and rushes by both Brown and Bradley, both of whom were well supplied by the wily McColl.
The second half saw a Hibernian revival, and for the second time in the match they had an appeal for a penalty kick ignored. In the latter stages McColl displaced Dobson at centre, to no avail, however, and the home lot were somewhat unlucky to lose both the points.

Source: Glasgow Herald, 14th April 1930

Hibernian Teamsheet
Blyth; Wilkinson, Urquhart; Taylor, Dick, Macfarlane; Brown, McColl, Dobson, T. Landey, Bradley
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Easter Road, Edinburgh
Referee: W. J. Thomson, Hamilton
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