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Aberdeen 3 - 2 Third Lanark

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Bruce, Bruce, Forbes 3.
Third Lanark scorers: Russell, McConnachie

08/11/1924 | KO: 14:45

Points For Aberdeen 'A'

Thoroughly deserved was the victory of Aberdeen A over the Third Lanark reserves in a Scottish Alliance League game at Pittodrie Park on Saturday afternoon. It was unfortunate that D. Bruce received an injury which caused him to cripple along the touch-line for the most part of the game. The withdrawal of Bruce from his original position at left back to outside left seriously impaired the effectiveness of the attack, but, thanks to the versatility of Dick, the defence was always capable in all emergencies. As events proved, however, Aberdeen was still good enough to defeat the strong-going Third Lanark reserve team by three goals to two.
The three goals which gave Aberdeen victory were well taken. Three minutes from the opening of play Forbes scored a lovely goal from 25 yards out, and in the second half R. Bruce scored with two shots which would have deceived any goalkeeper. Peculiarly enough, the visitors scored on both occasions when least expected. Had Cunningham been in his right position the first goal would not have been scored. As it was, McConnachie obtained possession from one of the defenders, who were being sorely harassed at this period, and crossed accurately for Russell, who was standing on the goal-line, to breast the ball into the net. Again, in the closing stages of the game, when the Aberdeen forwards were rampant, the visitors made a spasmodic raid on the Aberdeen goal, and in a scrimmage Hardie scored.
It would unfair to comment on the play Berstad, who, as was to be expected, could not get any support from the injured Bruce. The dapper fellows on the Aberdeen right wing were the most conspicuous players afield. Forceful and daring raiders, Main, and R. Bruce were always dangerous when in possession of the ball, Forbes was a capable leader. The game was witnessed by 5000 spectators.

Source: Press & Journal, 10th November 1924

Third Lanark Teamsheet
Jarvie; McCormack, Harkins; Hamilton, Graham, Hardie; Millan, Mackie, Russell, Clellan, McConnachie
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr Johnston, Dundee