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Southern Transvaal 0 - 3 Aberdeen

HT Score: Southern Transvaal 0 - 1 Aberdeen

South African Tour
Aberdeen scorers: Scott 36, Beynon 62, Scott.

29/05/1937 | KO:



Johannesburg, Saturday.

Beynon, on the right wing, and Scott, at centre-forward, shone in the Aberdeen team which beat Southern Transvaal by three goals to nil here this afternoon, their combined efforts contributing to all three goals, of which two were actually scored by Scott and one by Beynon.

It was a victory, however, in which every man played his part, and it was by superior combination that Aberdeen won.
Beynon made the openings for both Scott's goals, giving passes which were accepted with alacrity and turned to profitable account, but it was Lang, on the other wing, who paved the way for Beynon's goal, getting clear and then swinging the ball across to the right for Beynon to send in a clever header.


Scott scored the first of his goals in the first half, giving Aberdeen a lead of 1-0 at half-time, and Beynon's came before Scott's second.
A vital factor in keeping the score down to 3-0 was the brilliant play of Vanvuuren in the Transvaal goal. Aberdeen have won all the three matches played so far on their South African tour.
More than 25,000 spectators turned up in sunny weather to see the tourists, who were welcomed by Colonel Sir William Dalrymple, a Stirlingshire man who came to Johannesburg nearly fifty years ago.
Brunton, the Transvaal captain, was successful with the toss, and Aberdeen kicked off. They attacked at once, but found Vanvuuren a tough nut to crack, and their early efforts failed to produce a score. Transvaal also did their share of the attacking and the exchanges were keen.
Eventually, after 36 minutes, Scott got his side's first goal when he accepted a pass from Beynon and put in a good ground shot.


The strains of the pipes playing the men on to the field provided a prologue to free exchanges at the beginning of the second half. The issue at this point was very open, for although Aberdeen made many attacking movements, they failed in front of goal. In the seventeenth minute, however, Lang got away on the left wing and showed good judgment in slinging the ball across for Beynon to head a clever goal.
Transvaal now strove hard to make up the lost ground, and the Aberdeen goal was subjected to heavy pressure. On one occasion Joubert was left with only the goalkeeper to beat, but he failed to gain complete control the ball, which spun, off his foot at a tangent and went wide.
Aberdeen's third goal came as the result of a forward movement which Scott rounded off by accepting a perfect pass from Beynon and sending in another well-placed ground shot. Aberdeen had no difficulty in holding to their lead till the end.

Source: Press & Journal, 31st May 1937

Southern Transvaal Teamsheet
Vanvuuren; Bowles, Brunton; Resnick, Anderson, Thomson; Jagger, O;Sullivan. Vanvuuren, Wallace; Joubert
Attendance: 25,000
Venue: ,