Source: Edinburgh Evening News, 26th March 1932
Players Who ShoneSmith, in the home goal, played a waiting vigil throughout almost the entire first half, and what he was called upon to do afterwards, he did confidently and well. Cooper and McGill both played well, and Mooney, for the second Saturday in succession, was the best of the half-backs. Donald, at centre-forward, failed to accept several good chances. McLean and McDermid, on the left, were the better of the two wings. For Celtic, falconer had a busy afternoon between the sticks, and could hardly be blamed for any of the goals registered against him. The Glasgow eleven were well served by Morrison at left back, and McStay and Geatons. Forward, Napier was most prominent, although Kavanagh was good, but did not get enough of the ball.
From the kick-off Aberdeen set a lively pace, and almost counted right away when Falconer mistimed a Warnock cross, Donald heading against the post. Corners came the way of the Dons without result until after 23 minutes, McLean netted direct from a corner. In a Celtic break away O'Donnell was left with only Smith to beat, but shot feebly into the 'keeper's hands. Aberdeen swarmed round the Celtic citadel, and although neither side were going all out, it must have been something of a relief for Falconer when the half-time whistle sounded without Aberdeen having increased their score. Napier took the eye with some clever play soon after the resumption, but it was Aberdeen who scored first, Beattie being the marksman. In another Aberdeen attack, initiated by McLean, Donald was left with practically an open goal, and made no mistake. Celtic rallied, and O'Donnell, in a solo effort, secured their one crumb of comfort.
Source: Press & Journal, 28th March 1932