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Shelbourne 3 - 5 Aberdeen

HT Score: Shelbourne 1 - 2 Aberdeen

Irish Free State Tour
Shelbourne scorers: R.Byrne, Davis, Davis.
Aberdeen scorers: McDermid, Yorston 20, Love 25, Love, McDermid.

30/04/1929 | KO: 19:00

DONS IN DUBLIN. Victory Over Free State Champions.

(From Our Own Correspondent.) DUBLIN, Tuesday night.

A Dublin soccer crowd got a view of how deadly and effective Scottish football can when Aberdeen, in the second match of their Irish tour, defeated Shelbourne, the Free State League champions, and probable winners of the Free State Shield, by five goals to three, at Shelbourne Park to-night.
The exhibition of the visitors was delightful and showed up the commonplace methods of the Irish game.
The match abounded in thrills. There were eight goals and two missed penalties.
Aberdeen's first goal was the outcome of clever, combined play. Black sent the ball to McLaren, who parted to Cheyne, and the last named player gave to Love, whose perfect centre was headed into goal by Yorston.
Five minutes later Byrne met a rebound, and equalised just before the interval, and after McMillan had missed a penalty, Love put Aberdeen in front.

Spate of Goals.

The marksmen found their form In the second half. Davies brought the scores level, and then Aberdeen went all out. Love was again responsible for putting his team in the lead, but once more Davies levelled the scores.
Gamblin then saved a penalty taken by love, but the Aberdeen winger was instrumental in getting Aberdeen's winning goals. His centres gave McDermid easy scoring chances, which the latter accepted. Result Aberdeen, 5; Shelbourne. 3.

To-day the Aberdeen team will lunch with Senator Byrne, and will visit the Dail and Senate.

Source: Press & Journal, 1st May 1929

Shelbourne Teamsheet
Gamblin, Gilhooley (sub P.Byrne), Kavanagh, Mellon, Maguire, Thomas, Robinson, R.Byrne, Davis, McMillan, Kendrick.
Venue: Shelbourne Park, Dublin
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