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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Kilmarnock

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Kilmarnock

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Donald, MacFarlane, Wilson.

15/09/1928 | KO: 15:00

Aberdeen 'A' Triumph Again

Quite a number of things attracted attention at the Alliance game at Pittodrie. In the first place Kille 'A' were well held, but the home reserves are now becoming something like the major side - a second half team. Donald, McFarlane, and Wilson scored the goals that bespoke victory.
I though McLaren played an exceptionally judicious game. He never went to extremes, as he occasionally has done, but kept his position, maintained a good grip on the opposing inside men, and pulled the defence together. Donald was the best forward. He, too, has come on quickly, and the only fault I find in his play is that he is inclined to get through more work than he should attempt.
The two juniors did not settle down until the latter portion. Perhaps the larger territory to operate spoiled them a little at the outset, but after they acquired a better field judgement they came along splendidly. Legge, Parkvale, is a fearless tackler and a hefty punter. Flashes of brilliance were seen in the play of Reaper, Woodside, who had a strong wing to check.
The American player, Haughvey, Brooklyn Wanderers, did some really clever things. He was unorthodox, and his mannerisms affected his opponents more than anything else. I am certain neither McFarlane nor McKenzie knew who was getting the ball until it was actually at them. Slowness was his biggest drawback, and if he had kept up with the men alongside, he would have fitted into a fine line.

Source: Bon-Accord, 22nd September 1928

Aberdeen "A" continued on their winning way at Pittodrie on Saturday, when in an Alliance League fixture they defeated Kilmarnock "A" by three goals to nil before 5000 spectators. Despite the fact that the home team included two juniors and Haughnay, of Brooklyn Wanderers, an inside left on trial, they had the better of the exchanges for the major part the game. The importations all did well, especially the inside left, although he was on the slow side. Kilmarnock in the first half looked as if they would at least share the points, but fell away completely in the second half, despite the fact that Wilson, the Aberdeen right winger, had to go off owing to an injury.
Haughnay was early prominent, and it was from him that Bernard made his first save. The Kilmarnock team played a fine forcing game, and Blackwell had to deal with difficult shots from McPherson and Gray. Play swung quickly from end to end, both sets of forwards missing chances. Subsequently Aberdeen attacked vigorously, and after 35 minutes' play Donald opened the homesters' account as the result of smart play by Haughnay and Wilson. Nettled, Kilmarnock broke away, and Blackwell made splendid saves at point blank range Tom Clelland and Ross. After a promising start in the second half the visitors fell away considerably, and Aberdeen took the game in hand. At this stage Wilson was injured and had to leave the field. He resumed later, but left a second time and did not return. Despite the fact that they were a man short, Aberdeen increased their advantage through McFarlane. Donald played a nice forcing game and on more than one occasion was unfortunate not to find the net. The upright saved Kilmarnock once, and a minute later the inside right had a great effort which was only inches off the mark. Little was seen of the visitors' attack, but one of their few raids Blackwell saved from Harris. A long overdue goal fell to Aberdeen, Wilson being the marksman. Until the finish Aberdeen maintained their superiority, and Kilmarnock were lucky not to be beaten larger margin.

Source: Press & Journal, 17th September 1928

Kilmarnock Teamsheet
Bernard; Smith, Leslie; Stewart, McPherson, Clark; Clelland, Mathieson, Ross, Gray, Harris
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: N. Brown, Dundee
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