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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Queens Park

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Queens Park

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Yorston 46, Yorston 71, Love 80.

19/04/1930 | KO: 15:00


Aberdeen have the distinction of being the only team in the League with an unbeaten home record for this season. On Saturday they concluded their League engagements by defeating Queen's Park by three goals to nil. Yorston, by scoring two of the three goals, enhanced his chances of remaining the leading goal-scorer in the First Division.
There were plenty of thrills, and if Aberdeen's superiority was undoubted the Amateurs fought back in their usual plucky manner. Aberdeen were without McDermid, and Hill deputised, while the Amateurs were without Gillespie, McAlpine and Grant. There was a strong gale blowing, and Aberdeen, with it behind them, were almost continuously on the attack in the first half. Except for an occasional dash by the Glasgow forwards, it was a case of Aberdeen's attack versus the Queen's Park defence, and the defence came out of the ordeal with flying colours.

Good Goalkeeping

Pedan gave a grand display in goal, and it was due to his work, and that of Wiseman, Campbell, and King, that the teams were on level terms at the interval. Only on one of their raids were the Amateurs really dangerous. McKenzie rounded Cooper, and from the winger's pass McLelland sent in a shot that Blackwell cleared at the second attempt.
Aberdeen's three goals came in the second half. Two of them were the result of good efforts by Yorston. The first came two minutes after the restart. Yorston accepted a slip from Cheyne, side-stepped King, and dashed between the two backs to give Peden no chance. The Amateurs fought back pluckily, and McKenzie, their most enterprising forward, sent over some fine balls, from one of which Fitzgerald sent in a hard drive which Blackwell did well to save.

Yorston's Opportunism

Yorston increased Aberdeen's lead after another fine piece of opportunism, and shortly afterwards Love got another goal. Aberdeen were superior both at half-back and forward. McLaren and Black were at the top of their form, and Yorston was the best forward on the field. In the Amateurs' team the honours went to the defence. Wiseman and Campbell were a grand pair of backs. King was the outstanding player on the visitors' side and rendered yeoman service both ini defensive and forcing play. McKenzie and McLelland were the pick of the forwards.

Source: Glasgow Herald, 23rd April 1930

Finished with their league programme, Aberdeen have the distinction of being the only team in the principal leagues in Britain to be unbeaten at home this season.
Saturday's results decreed that Leith Athletic have won the Scottish Second Division championship and that East Fife will accompany them to the First Division. Huntly, by defeating Inverness Thistle, have virtually won the Highland League championship.

Aberdeen had a brilliant wind up to the club's league season by defeating Queen's Park at Pittodrie by three clear goals.
Play throughout was refreshing and keen, and despite a strong wind, reached a remarkably high standard.
In the first half Aberdeen had the assistance of the wind, but despite persistent pressure, had to be content with a goalless draw at the interval. The period proved what was largely a duel between the home attack and the amateurs' defence, which played a big hearted game, the rear trio of Peden, Kerr Campbell, and Wiseman putting up brilliant display.

Peden?s Goalkeeping.

Peden was repeatedly called upon, and greatly distinguished himself with many fine saves, and the two backs, and King, the centre-half, either blocked or charged down numerous efforts that might have counted.
While Queen?s Park were mostly confined to defence, their forwards were always ready to make ground, and such as Crawford and McKenzie were clever raiders, Blackwell not being without his anxious moments.
Aberdeen in the second half went out early to make sure of their home record being kept intact, and Yorston, who was the most dangerous forward on view, paved the way for victory with a brilliant goal in the first minute.

Yorston?s Goals.

Receiving from Cheyne, cleverly eluded King, and as Campbell and Wiseman made to close upon him he flashed the ball through between them, and gave Peden no chance.
For a time after this Aberdeen had much the better of the exchanges, their fast-moving attack giving the amateurs' defence no rest. Yorston in particular being an ever-present threat to them.
Midway through the period the little centre forward got another spectacular goal. He jumped for a high ball along with King, and touching it down and getting it under control, ran on and beat Campbell, and score with a glorious shot.

Issue Beyond Doubt.

Playing well within themselves, Aberdeen continued to hold the upper hand, and Peden was frequently in action. in the first half. Queen's Park fought back well on occasion, McKenzie and Taylor being their most dangerous raiders, but Blackwell was not seriously tested.
The issue was put beyond all doubt ten minutes from the end when Love, after cutting in. sent in a fierce shot which Peden stopped, but could not prevent the ball entering the net.
With this victory Aberdeen have the distinction of being the only team in any of the principal leagues Britain that has not been defeated at home this season.


They were worthy winners and gave a finely balanced display. Cooper, and McLaren, were the shining lights in defence, and in an attack that scintillated, Yorston, Smith, and Love were best.
For Queen's Park, Peden was a brilliant, if at times unorthodox goalkeeper. Wiseman was the better of his good backs, and King played well without being able to subdue Yorston. Best in attack were McKenzie, Fitzgerald and Taylor. The last named was injured and off in the closing minutes, but this did not influence the result. Attendance, 12,000.

Source: Press & Journal, 21st April 1930

Queens Park Teamsheet
Peden; Campbell, Wiseman; McDonald, King, Harvie; Crawford, Taylor, McLelland, Fitzgerald, McKenzie
Attendance: 12,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: T. Dougray, Bellshill
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