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match report 1946-47 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Clyde 0 - 2 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM         Harris 29, Harris 46.  
Attendance: 17,000
Venue: Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow
Dons Show Improved Form In Shawfield Victory

FOUR weeks of the season gone, and no Scottish League club can claim immunity from defeat. It's anybody's League at the moment.
Partick Thistle, the last of the undefeated, suffered their first reverse against Third Lanark. The Cathkin team "arrived" with a 4-1 victory.

The Dons' 2-0 success at Shawfield ended an eight-year-old lean spell against Clyde. Aberdeen are now established at the head of the League table along with Morton.
What a build-up for Rangers' visit to Pittodrie on Wednesday! The champions are a point behind the Dons with a game in hand. An Aberdeen victory will open up the championship race more than ever.
And the Dons can do it on the form they showed against Clyde on Saturday. They were confident from the moment they took the field at Shawfield. Gone was the hesitancy in defence. The tackling was sure end the backs cleared their lines without delay.

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The half-back play was good, too. Waddell was never at a loss. He invariably got the ball in the air and on the ground. Taylor "made" the left wing triangle. His service to Williams and McCall enabled this pair to wage a "nerves" war on the Clyde defence.
My happiest recollection of the game was a bewildering draught-board movement by this trio, which ended in Taylor smashing the ball against the crossbar with a left-foot drive.
Dunlop hasn't struck his best form yet, but he was a better Dunlop than have been seeing in recent games.
Even more emphatic was Aberdeen's superiority in attack. They played cool, calculating football, and the forwards weren't afraid to shoot. With a little luck they would have finished winners by a much bigger margin.
Hamilton, a strong, forcing Inside forward, twice had scoring shots saved by fortuitous circumstances.
Williams wss Public Enemy No. so far as the Clyde defence wis concerned, and in McCall he had an energetic and tireless partner.

Bright Goals,/p> Tony Harris had both goals and bright efforts they were. The first in twenty-nine minutes came after Sweeney had stopped a counter by Hamilton with his feet. The ball finished up on the right, and Kiddie crossed for Harris to head into the net.
The second half was less than half a minute old when Hamilton gave Kiddie a clear run, and the young amateur got the ball to Harris, who banged it into net.
Certainly one the Dons' brighter displays. The point is - can they keep it up? A repetition of Saturday's form and I would confidently predict a victory against Rangers on Wednesday. But the Dons' form from game to game is unpredictable.

Source: Press & Journal, 1st September 1946

For the first time since 1938 Aberdeen gain a victory at Shawfield.
Clyde Teamsheet:  Sweeny; Gibson, Galbraith; Campbell, McCormack, Long; Buchanan, Hepburn, Johnstone, Dixon, Galletly


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cowie, McKenna, Dunlop, Waddell, Taylor, Kiddie, Hamilton, Harris, McCall, Williams.

Unused Subs:


Referee: A. M. Campbell, Johnstone

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