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Div 1 (Old) 
20/09/1947
 
Aberdeen 3 - 2 Dundee
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Williams, Baird, Hamilton.       Juliussen 17, Juliussen 82  
Attendance: 20,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Aberdeen Leave it Late: Guile Without Goals
First League Points But Team Has Weaknesses
By NORMAN MACDONALD

Further outlook unsettled. This isn't a weather forecast. It's forecast of the Dons' immediate prospects in Scottish football. Although they beat Dundee 3-2 at Pittodric to gain their first League points there were weaknesses in the team.

A Big Query

A question-mark must always follow Aberdeen until the team is strengthened Not until they got their first goal late in the game against Dundee did the Pittodrie forwards introduce any real devil into their play.
To import points you must export goals. The Dons' forwards took too long to realise the obvious. It was not until twenty-three minutes from the end that they settled down to the essential industry of goal production.
They produced three to Dundee's one during this brief period. The Aberdeen forwards had scoring chances before that but they threw them awav recklessly.
Baird, Williams and Hamilton created some neat football patterns but it was guile without goals. Admittedly all three eventually made their contribution towards victory, but why leave it so late?
Millar and McCall hadn't even the consolation of a goal.
The defence, too, must come in for criticism. Under fire there were disturbing moments of indecision. The Dundee opening goal in seventeen minutes was a glowing example.
No effort was made to tackle Juliussen and the winger took his goal with almost a nonchalant air.

Juliussen Dangerous

Juliussen was the most dangerous Dundee attacker and Cowie had his hands full. The Aberdeen half backs can play better than they did on Saturday. The Dark Blues were better served in this respect.
If Dundee have any complaint in regard to the result they must lodge it with their own defence. That was the department that let them down. They conceded three goals in sixteen minutes.
Boyd was their best and most reliable defender. Williams eluded him only once and he got a goal. Cowie played well at right halt in the first half, but I thought veteran Smith was the best wing half back on the field.
A forward switch was made by Dundee in the second half. Juliussen and Pattillo taking inside positions, and Gallacher and Ewen going on the wings. This didn't help matters, and they returned to their original formation before the finnish,?br> Wwmiams' equalising goal for the Dons was neatly taken.- He fastened on to a slip from Baird, and beat beat Boyd to score.
A typical Baird header from a corner from McCall gave the Dons the lead, but eight minutes from the end Juliussen raced past Cowie to take Smith on the drop, and beat Jonnstone to level the scores.
One minute later Hamilton pounced on a cross from the left and while the Dundee defence were making up their minds he lobbed the ball over Lynch into the net.

Source: Press & Journal, 22nd September 1047

 
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Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cowie, McKenna, Waddell, Dunlop, Taylor, McCall, Hamilton, Williams, Baird, Millar.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Dundee Teamsheet:  Lynch, Fallon, Ancell, Cowie, Boyd, Smith, Pattillo, Ewen, Turnbull, Gallacher, Juliussen

Bookings:

Referee: J. Calder, Edinburgh

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