Dons Good Winners of "Inter-City."
"KICK OUT "-"KICK IN" NOT ADOPTED.The absence of the competitive element was apparent throughout the inter-city game between the League elevens of Aberdeen and Dundee at Pittodrie yesterday afternoon. While a lot of clever play was seen, there was a certain listlessness about the game which bore the unmistakeable stamp of "friendly." Aberdeen were the more go-ahead team, the Dark Blues giving a disappointing display in presence of 1500 spectators. The intended innovation of substituting free-kicks from the touch-line for the usual throws-in was not pursued, it having been discovered that permission from the S.F.A. was necessary in order to carry out such an experiment. There was no dubiety to the Dons' superiority , and Marsh, the Dundee 'keeper, was fortunate in not having to concede more than three goals. In the first half the Dundee goal ran numerous hairbreadth escapes, and when Moore scored in twenty minutes the point was overdue. It was a pretty goal, and the result of triangular movement between Johnston, Fraser, and the centre, the latter coolly hooking the ball over the line.
Saved by Woodwork.Ten minutes later Mills got a second goal, the opening again emanating from Johnston, who centred accurately for the inside man to head through. Before the interval the visitors' goal came within an ace of again falling on more than one occasion. Moore hit the bar with a lovely drive, and Johnston shot against the foot of the post when a goal seemed certain. Dundee had several lively raids this period, and Robertson and Guthrie came near with lovely shots. Aberdeen were again definitely on top in the second period, but in one of their fugitive raids Dundee got a goal. Miller cleverly netting from close range. Midway through Beynon secured a third goal for the Dons with the best effort of the match. Getting the ball close in he cleverly tricked a defender, and netted with a terrific left foot drive. The home team continued to be the liveliest side till the close, Moore being conspicuous with fine efforts.
A Great Leader.The Aberdeen side as a whole put up a convincing display. The defence had little trouble with the Dark Blues' attacks, and the half-backs kept a firm grip on matters. Throughout Moore was a great leader, and his colleagues in the forward line gave him adequate support. The Dundee defensive lines were inclined to be unsteady. McNab was easily the visitors' best half-back, and Robertson and Miller were their most enterprising forwards.
Source: Press & Journal, 23rd March 1933