Source: The Scotsman, 8th February 1932
Beattie Brilliant.Beattie was the outstanding success in the forward line. He played a fine forcing game, combined well with Warnock, and shot with terrific force. Love played his usual wholehearted game, but there is little double that his proper position is on the right wing. McLean, without being brilliant, was crafty, and gave his partner and David some nice slips. David is a trier, and probably the best centre Aberdeen have on their books, but missed several scoring chances through over-eagerness. Third Lanark did not display the football expected from a team occupying a leading position in the league. They put up a plucky fight, but on the day's showing the better team won. The visitors were best served in defence by Waugh, Simpson, Warden, and J. Clark. The only forward who impressed was Breslin. Aberdeen started off confidently, and Waugh held from Love, and Simpson cleared a shot by Beattie from under the bar. The homesters continued on the aggressive, and Waugh distinguished himself with clever saves from Beattie, McLean, and David. He was a trifle lucky in smothering the latter's shot. Well supported by Warden and Simpson, the goalkeeper continued to frustrate Aberdeen's best efforts. Beattie was decidedly unfortunate, however, when he headed against the crossbar.
Smith Tested.Third Lanark had several raids, but Smith was only once seriously tested, when he had to dive to a smart cross shot from Dewar. Aberdeen surrounded the visitors' goal, but the Cathkin team battled gallantly. In a breakaway Smith held a header from Dewar, and after smart work by Brown, Breslin sent against the outside net. Two minutes from the interval Aberdeen pressed vigorously, and got the all-Important goal. Aberdeen were again in the limelight in the second half, and Waugh was iin action to shots from McLean and Beattie. He did well to save a header from David. In a counter-attack Smith held from Brown. Dewar got through a minute later, but Cooper made a smart recovery.
David Misses Twice.Play was quickly transferred to the other end, where David missed two good scoring opportunities. Later the Cathkin 'keeper was lucky when he got in the way of a hard drive from the home centre, and also when a sure counter by Warnock struck the inside of the post and rebounded into play. Brown in a Third Lanark breakaway made Smith save smartly, and shortly afterwards the home 'keeper did well to hold a shot from Breslin. In the closing minutes of the game Waugh made two saves from Beattie.
Source: Press & Journal, 8th February 1932