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match report 1948-49 fixture list
Red Team 2 - 3 Blue Team
    Trial Match
Kick Off:  7:00 PM   McIntyre 25, Kidie 35       Williams, Williams, Millar  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Dons Will Be Rich in Reserve Power
Stenhouse Again Impresses at Half

ABERDEEN F.C. look like being rich in reserve power during the coming season. There were several "new" faces in last night's trial match at Pittodrie, and there was plenty of bite about the exchanges.

Stenhouse confirmed the impression created on Wednesday that he will be seen at his best at half back.
Players like McVean, Thomson, Smith and McKenzie, also proved that they might safely be given a chance in the League side in the event of injury to first team players.
Apart from their own playing staff Aberdeen had three trialists on view. Woodcock, Hall and Co., appeared at back and played quite soundly, while "Newman" figured at inside left in the two teams.
Of the inside pair, the Blues' man who, I believe, was a south juvenile, made most appeal.
Millar, who was at outside left, seems to have made a complete recovery from his cartilage operation, and Kiddle, in his first game as a professional, also suggested that he will challenge for a place in the League side.
There was a complete transformation in the second half of last night's game. The Red team held a 2-0 lead at the interval, but the Blues hit back so successfully in the second half that they ran out winners by three goals to two.

Penalty Saved,/p> Johnstone saved a penalty kick from Williams before the Red team opened the scoring through a header from McIntyre in twenty-five minutes, and ten minutes before the interval Kiddie got a second goal after he had stopped a clearance from McKenzie.
It was a clever combined movement that brought the Blues' opening goal from Williams early in the second half, and the South African was on the alert to level the scores after Curran had blocked a shot by "Newman."
Millar produced the winning goal from a cross from Botha.

Source: Press & Journal, 7th August 1948

Red Team Teamsheet:  Hohnstone, Woodcock (Hall and Co.), Preston, McVean, Thomson, Martin A., Kiddie, Yorston, McIntyre, "Newman," McLaughlin


Blue Team Teamsheet:  Curran, Massie, McKenna, Stenhouse, McKenzie, Waddell, Botha, Smith, Williams, "Newman," Millar


Referee: R. Duthie, Kirkcaldy

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