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match report 1946-47 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Morton 0 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 8,000
Venue: Cappielow Park, Greenock
Dons Have Found Centre-Forward
NOT the Dons at their best, but a team showing a decided improvement on the form the previous week. With a spot, of luck they might well have won at Greenock on Saturday.

There were four outstanding players in the Aberdeen side - two in defence and two in attack. They were Johnstone, and McLaughlin, and McCall and Hamilton.
"Discovery" of the match was George Hamilton as centre forward. The Dons' intarnationalist inside forward was a smart leader and this in spite of the fact that he was opposed to Aird, the best Morton half-back.
Hamilton took over the leadership because Williams failed to put in an appearance, and in my opinion he is the best centre the Dons have fielded this season.
He is, of course, no strangsr to the position. He played there regularly while with Hearts during the war years. Aberdeen have found a centre and lost an inside-right.
Willie McCall challenged Hamilton for the title cf the best forward afield. The inside left was in sparkling form. Neat and clever in possession, his long accurate carpet passes to the wing, particularly in the second half, should have "made" Miller. Unfortunately the winger was not at his best.
Harris, with the head injury received in the motor accident covered with sticking plaster, played on the right wing. Considering he was handicappsd through being unable to head the ball, he gave Fyfe plenty to do.
Hume, playing his first game for a fortnight, did not appear to be fully tuned up and I think his knee injury was troubling him before the finish.
The Aberdeen defence kept their slate clean again. They have the best defensive record in "A" Division. Johnstone, in goal, gave an immaculate display. He was cool, clean and confident in his clearances.
Cooper and McKenna are a blend of youth and experience. The left back was hard pressed for a spell at the start and Cooper was harassed towards the finish, but over the game they defended stoutly.
McLaughlin may be a trifle lacking in polish, but is a useful man to have on your side.
Taylor had a mediocre first half, but was an improved player after the interval. The Pittodrie half-back line was superior to that of Morton.
Aberdeen might have been three up in the first twenty minutes. Three times Hamilton missed by inches - twice with his head and again when he drove a grand shot against the crossbar.

Source: Press & Journal, 11th November 1946

Morton Teamsheet:  McFeat; Maley, Fyfe; Campbell, Aird, White; McGowan, Jones, Gibson, Divers, McInnes


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, McKenna, McLaughlin, Dunlop, Taylor, Harris, Hume, Hamilton, McCall, Millar.

Unused Subs:


Referee: F. Scott, Paisley

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