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match report 1946-47 fixture list
Probables 6 - 0 Possibles
    Trial Match
Kick Off:    Hamilton, Taylor (pen), Hamilton, Baird, Baird, Harris        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Aberdeen Sign Promising Boy Goalkeeper

ABERDEEN have signed Frank Watson, seventeen-year-old 'keeper of Peebles Rovers. Tall and agile, he gave a promising display in the Dons' trial match at Pittodrie last night. The fact that he was beaten six times was no reflection on his abilities.
Standing 5ft ll 1/2 in., this slightly built lad brought off numerous good saves. He joined Peebles Rovers last season. Watson is a native of West Linton.

On last night's form the Dons should be well in the running for honours again this season. The probable first team shaped well.
Their football was good. They played with cohesion and confidence. Tony Harris, former Queen's Park leader, making his first appearance at Pittodrie looks like being a decided acquisition.
Stockilv built and forceful, he showed that he could open up the game, and with accomplished players like Hamilton and Baird on either side of him he should prove a real menace in Scottish football.
Harris scored one of the four second half goals, and played a part in the other three.
Kiddie was another forward whose speed and footwork marked him as a potential match-winner.

Waddel Reliable

Waddell at half-back was not showy, but he was strong and reliable, and looks like making the grade in the League side.
Wallbanks and Spalding, the extreme wingers in the Possibles eleven, both showed promise.
Hamilton opened the scoring with a well placed shot from a slip from McCall, and Taylor got a second from a penalty award before the interval.
Hamilton made it three from a pass from Harris, and Baird followed with two well taken goals. Clever play by Hamilton and Kiddie on the right saw Harris add a good sixth goal.
Kelly came in for Johnstone in Probables goal, and Cooper and McKenna switched teams. Numerous changes were made in the Possibles.
The game couldn't be taken as a real test of strength, but the understanding and penetration of the Probables attack gave ample grounds for confidence.

Source: Press & Journal, 3rd August 1946

Probables Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cowie, McKenna, Dunlop, Waddell, Taylor, Kiddie, Hamilton, Harris, Baird, McCall


Possibles Teamsheet:  Possibles (first half) - Watson (Peebles Rovers), Cooper, Newman, Merchant, M,Kensie, Jeffrey, Wallbanks, Borthrone, Seaton, Hume,Spalding

Possibles (second half) Watson, Newman, McKenna, McVean, McKenzie, Cruickshank, Wallbanks, Jamieson, Walker, McMahon, Spalding



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