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match report 1949-50 fixture list
Reds 1 - 3 Blues
    Trial Match
Kick Off:    Hather       Hamilton 8, Williams 25 (pen), Yorston 44  
Attendance: 13,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Two Players Injured in Aberdeen's Trial
TWO players were injuied Harris and match at Pittodrie last night. Tont Harris and Kenny Thomson collided in going for a high ball.

Both had to have stitches inserted in the wounds. Harris was cut above the eye and Thomson sustaine a head head injury.
The Blue team, which included the majority of players who are likely to constitute the first team attack, won by three goals to one.
Several of the reserve-team players showed distinct promise, particularly Jimmy Chalmers, who has been signed as amateur from Torry F.P.s, the Aberdeen juvenile club.
His distribution was first-class and the only criticism that can be levelled at this nineteen-year old youngster was that he tired in the second half.
Anderson, the reserve right wing half, also played well, and will be challenging for a position in the league side before long if he retains this form. Ralph McKenzte, at centre half, was a strong-tackling, destructive player.

Strong in Tackle

Freddy Martin, recently demobilised, played well in goal for the Blues' team, while Merchant at back, although lacking in polish, was strong in the tackle and kicked well.
McKenna was the outstanding back, but Pacione (Hibs), who has a free transfer, showed some good touches. The other trialist, who led the Reds' attack, was Muir another free-transfer man. he was a trier, but got few chances against McKenzie.
Most promising among the reserve forwards was Archie Glen, but Yorston at inside showed clever ball control.
Best of Reds attck was Stan Williams, who was at his liveliest as leader.
A mix-up between Thomson and Curran in the Reds' defence eight minutes after the start resulted in Hamilton scoring a simple goal. The Blues' second goal came after twenty-five minutes play, Williams scoring from the penalty spot.

Broke Clear

Just on the interval Gauld, signed from Hall and Co., broke clear on the right and from his slip Yorston nipped in to score.
The only goal of the second half was scored by Hather. A corner by Kiddie was only partially cleared, and Hather fastened on to send in a difficult shot. Curran got one hand to the ball but could not prevent it entering the net.
A crowd of 13 000 watched the trial.

Source: Press & Journal, 5th August 1949

Reds Teamsheet:  Curran. Emery, McKenna, Stenhouse, Thomson, Waddell, Gauld, Yorston, Newman, Glen, Millar


Blues Teamsheet:  Martin, "Newman," Merchant, Anderson, McKenzie, Chalmers, Kiddie, Hamilton, Williams, Harris, Hather


Referee: D. Gerrard, Aberdeen

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