Frank Hill's last appearance in the Dark Blue of Scotland saw another first in the club's international record book, when team mate Benny Yorston made his full debut and marked the first occasion that two "Black and Golds" had
lined up in the same Scotland side.
Benny Yorston was a local lad from Nigg, who joined the Pittodrie office staff as a lad while playing his football with Mugiemoss Juniors. Manager Jimmy Philip gave the promising office lad a few outings in the 3rd team but after a spell with junior side Richmond, he finally turned senior with Montrose. Pat Travers took Benny to Pittodrie in March 1927 and almost immediately he made his mark as an accomplished goal scorer during the club's summer tour of South Africa a couple of months later.
In his first season he grabbed 17 goals in 28 League outings and the following year he improved on that with 32 goals in 35 League and Cup appearances. His best season was undoubtedly 1929-30 when the Dons mounted a concerted bid for the title itself and Benny weighed in with an incredible 38 goals in 38 League games and beat the goal a game mark with 8 goals in 4 Scottish Cup ties. His 38 League goals in one season is still a club record.
Standing only 5ft 5in Yorston was a masterful leader of the line who could score with either foot, from any angle and despite his stature was capable of out-jumping the most accomplished of centre-halves. With Scotland looking for a replacement for ageing legend Hugie Gallacher, Benny seemed to hit the scoring headlines at just the right time. However, he failed to score in his first Scotland outing and Benny was replaced by another hopeful, Celtic's Jimmy McGrory. In November 1931, along with fellow international, Frank Hill and three team mates, Benny was implicated in the Pittodrie betting scandal that has become known as the "Great Mystery" and his "Black and Gold" days were over. In January 1932 he joined Sunderland for £2,000 where he enjoyed two fruitful seasons before moving to Middlesbrough. The 2nd World War effectively ended Benny's flagging career in 1939.