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Rangers 1 - 0 Aberdeen

HT Score: Rangers 0 - 0 Aberdeen

Scottish Second XI Cup Semi Final Replay
Aberdeen Reserves played 2 matches on the same day
Rangers scorers: Smith 83.

09/04/1930 | KO:

Second XI Cup

One-Goal Victory For Rangers A.

Aberdeen put up a gallant show against Rangers at Ibrox last evening in the Scottish Second Eleven Cup replay, and some sympathy is due their defence in capitulating only seven minutes from time.
This was the only goal, scored by Smith with a header from free kick placed in front by McDona!d.
The defence was by far the better part of the Aberdeen team, and Blackwell gave a display of safe and stylish goalkeeping, accomplishing some magnificent saves in the second half.
The first team forwards Love, Cheyne, and Yorston lent distinction to the attack. Falloon had little understanding with his wing, and McLeod's efforts were wasted behind a weak pair in front.

Aerial Transfers.

Yorston scarcely got a ball to his liking, aerial transfers giving him little chance against Simpson. He might have scored in the first half when he was unprepared for a chance in front of an open goal. A score, however, would have been against the run of play, for the feature had been the fine work of Rangers' young forwards, whose only failing was a tendency to play too much through the middle, where Smith was wily not enough to elude nippy defenders.
Main and Nicholson were clever raiders, and it was Main's astuteness that led to the goal. He was beating the defence when he was crudely tripped.

Cooper and Livingstone.

Cooper and Livingstone as a pair were safer than McCandless and Purdon, though was the best back the ground. Purdon was transposed to combat the speed of the wing, but marred his display by some fluky kicking.
The game was played under ideal conditions before a crowd of about fifteen thousand. Play excelled in cleverness many First League games.

Source: Press & Journal, 10th April 1930

Rangers Teamsheet
Jerry Dawson, Billy McCandless, James Purdon, Robert McDonald, Jimmy Simpson, Jim Murray, Bobby Main, George Brown, Jimmy Smith, George Conlin, Willie Nicholson.
Attendance: 10,000
Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Referee: W.Bell (Motherwell).
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27 Jul 2024 / 15:00 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen