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Aberdeen 3 - 1 Queen's Park Strollers

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 1 Queen's Park Strollers

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: McLaren, McLaren 60, MacFarlane 65.
Queen's Park Strollers scorers: W. L. Cordiner

07/04/1928 | KO: 15:00

Aberdeen 'A' Take The Lead

Aberdeen "A" made no mistake against Queen's Park Strollers, and this despite having to play with ten men for practically the whole game. Cosgrove sustained an ankle injury early in the first half and retired. But on the whole, it was a dull encounter. The homesters were all right except in front of goal, the shooting of the forwards being rank bad. After missing from the penalty spot, Wilson, the former Inverurie junior, saving well, McLaren twice counted, and McFarlane got the third goal. Queen's centre notched his side's only counter.

Source: Bon-Accord, 14th April, 1928

By defeating Queen's Park Strollers by three goals to one before 6000 spectators at Pittodrie, Aberdeen "A" again take first place on the Alliance table with a lead of one point from St Mirren, their nearest rivals. Although Aberdeen "A" won, they served up one of their poorest displays of the season, the game being practically without thrills. Aberdeen's was the better attack, but for the first half hour were bunched too closely together and wandered aimlessly round the amateurs' goal. The homesters lost the services of Cosgrove, who twisted his ankle in having a shot blocked, but this did not appear to greatly handicap the side. The Strollers were by no means outclassed, but like the homesters were inept near goal. Aberdeen were awarded a penalty, but Wilson, the ex-Inverurie Locos lad with a cat-like spring succeeded in stopping McLaren's lightning drive. Disaster was not, however, long delayed, as McLaren atoned for the missed penalty kick by giving his side the lead. Shortly before the interval a clever movement by Parry and Welch resulted in Cordiner heading the equaliser. Despite the fact that they were one man short, Aberdeen gave a greatly improved display in the second half, and held the advantage throughout. With 15 minutes of this period gone McLaren increased Aberdeen's total, and five minutes later McFarlane burst through to score the best goal of the match, and bring Aberdeen's total to three. The Aberdeen defence was not of the same calibre as that of the amateurs. Cooper was the most effective back, while McLaren and Muir were the best halves. The home inside forwards were poor, the nippiest attackers being Falloon and Wilson. Of a strong amateur defence, G. B. Wilson, A. Garrick, and F. E. Gillespie were most prominent. The Strollers shone even less brilliantly than Aberdeen in attack and were best served in this division by W. L. Cordiner and E. R. Scott.

Source: Press & Journal, 9th April 1928

Queen's Park Strollers Teamsheet
G. B. Wilson; A. Garrick, H. Jaffray; A. H. Hay, F. E. Gillespie, H. M. Dickson; R. Parry, T. S. Welch, W. L. Cordiner, E. R. Scott, A. Stewart
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: A. Hendry, Perth