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1930-01-04: Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic, League Division 1
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- Aberdeen rocked Celtic with three goals in thirty minutes from Benny Yorston, (2); and Andy Love and it took Celtic sixty five minutes to find the net through Charlie Napier. Were it not for some fine saves from Johnny Thomson the score could have been much worse for Celtic.
- Rangers went still nearer to securing the First Division Scottish League championship on Saturday. They won their own game very easily, and a defeat for the Celtic (their fourth consecutive defeat) at Aberdeen made it almost an impossible thing that the Celtic can overtake them. Celtic last won in Aberdeen in November 1925.
- In England there was a splendid match at Highbury, where over 45,000 spectators assembled. Sheffield Wednesday beat the Arsenal by the odd goal in five and so stay at the top of the table. The game produced some fine football. It was contested with the utmost keenness, but in an admirable sporting spirit. For good play and excitement it could scarcely have been excelled.
- The Duke of York who will represent King George, arrived in Rome on the train de-luxe from Paris to attend the marriage of Princess Marie Jose of Belgium and Crown Prince Umberto of Italy.
- An aeroplane has been built for the Air Ministry at Cowes which will attempt to solve the problem of vertical and hovering flight. The new machine, known as the helicogyre has rotating wings. The construction of the machine has been supervised by Sir A. V. Roe.
Yuill, Cooper, Legge, Black, McLaren, Hill, Love, Cheyne, Yorston, McDermin, Smith.
Yorston, (2); Love.
J. Thomson, Hughes, McGonagle, Wilson, McStay, Robertson, Connolly, A. Thomson, Scarff, Napier, Kavanagh.
Referee: A. K. Leishman (Falkirk).
- Match Report (see end of page below)
ArticlesThe Scotsman - Monday, 6th January 1930, page 5
CELTIC WELL BEATEN AT ABERDEEN.
Aberdeen's victory at home over the Celtic by 3 goals to 1 was well deserved on play, especially in the first half, when they were able to cross over with a lead of three goals, two of which were obtained by Yorston, who was indefatigable throughout, and one by the right winger, Love.
The Celtic’s only goal came twenty minutes after the interval as the result of Napier's prompt acceptance of a pass from Kavanagh, his partner on the left-wing.
The Celtic's defence in the first half was not particularly praiseworthy. J. Thomson, the goalkeeper, kept out many likely shots from Yorston, Love, Smith, Cheyne, and McDiarmid. The majority of them were from the centre forward, with Love not far behind.
The Aberdeen's victory was largely due to the untiring energy of the forwards in the first half, that gave great satisfaction to a crowd of some 20,000. There was little or no attempt at dribbling, immediate passing being the play.
It was well for Aberdeen that they secured their three goals in the first half, for they did not display anything like similar brilliancy in the second period.
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