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match report 1946-47 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 2 - 2 Morton
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Hamilton 31, Taylor 39 (Pen).       Orr 24, Gillies 35  
Attendance: 12,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Second Half of Near Misses but No Goals
by Norman MacDonald

The Dons threw away a point against Morton at Pittodrie yesterday. The forwards must take the blame. They failed to seize their chances in the second half.

it looked odds on an Aberdeen victory when they retired on level terms at the interval. Th escore was 2-2 then, but, try as they would, the home forwards couldn't get the deciding goal.
For thirty-five minutes in the second half play was in Morton territory, but the Aberdeen forwards had nothing to show for it in the end.
The Greenock defence put up a grand display.
McFeat, Maley, Fyfe and Reynolds did not stand on ceremony. They tackled with speed and determination and cleared their lines first time.

He Faded Out

Williams was best of the Pittodrie forwards. Harris had a bright first half, when he was enterprising and crossed some dangerous balls, but he completely faded out after the change-over.
McCall, Baird and Hamilton all played below their best form.
McLaughlin took the eye most in the half-back line, although he finished limping on the right wing. McKenzie, who deputised for Dunlop at centre half, defended strongly and will improve with experience.
Andy Cowie was the best home defender. He was sure with head and feet, and showed sound positional sense. His form yesterday was reminiscent of Cowie at his best.
McFeat, Maley and Reynolds were Morton's defensive stalwarts, and Cupples on the right wing, even although he missed two scoring chances in the first half, was their most stylish forward.
Once they settled down the Dons played better against the wind than when they had it with them. The right flank was particularly prominent, from Cowie out to Harris.

At Their Best,/p> The Dons were seen at their best after Morton had taken the lead in twenty-four minutes. Fyfe swung a free kick into the middle and Orr smartly guided the ball into the net with his head.
In thirty-one minutes an all-in Aberdeen attack produced the equaliser. The ball went from McLaughlin to Harris to Williams, before Hamilton finally accepted a slip from the centre to coolly pick his spot in the net.
Four minutes later Morton regained the lead. McKenna handled a cross from Cupples inside the penalty area. Gillies took the spot kick, and although Johnstone managed stop the ball with his legs the left winger followed up to net at the second attempt.
Six minutes from the interval the Dons got a penalty award. In a tussle for possession with Harris, Reynolds handled. Taylor took the kick, and although McFeat dived on the ball it went under his body into the net.

Source: Press & Journal, 6th May 1947

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, McKenna, McLaughlin, McKenzie, Taylor, Harris, Hamilton, Williams, Baird, McCall.

Unused Subs:


Morton Teamsheet:  McFeat; Maley, Fyfe; Kilpatrick, Samuels, Reynolds;Cupples, Orr, Henderson, McGarrity, Gillies


Referee: J. R. Boyd, Denny

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