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match report 1950-51 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
24/02/1951
 
Falkirk 1 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Whitelaw 58       Emery 58.  
Attendance: 10,500
Venue: Brockville Park, Falkirk
Five minutes from the end at BrockvilVe George Hamilton, the Dons' leader, fell and twisted his left ankle in a tackle with Young, the Falkirk right half.<.br> He was assisted to the pavilion and Bob McDermid. the Aberdeen trainer, applied first aid. Again on the homeward journey the injury was treated by the trainer.
Hamilton, however, must be regarded as a doubtful starter against Raith Rovers this week. If he does have to call off he will spoil his ever-present record.

THE ?Bairns" were lucky get away with a point. Apart from the fact that Delaney had the ball in the net with seconds to and the referee altered his decision after consulting a linesman, a penalty claim by Yorston when he was brought down from behind by James Gallacher, was ignored.
These incidents may have been unfortunate from an Aberdeen point of view, but they do not completely exonerate the Dons from their failure to bring back both points.
It was not until the second half that the team moved into top gear, but during that period they had sufficient scoring chances to win the game.
Yorston must shoulder most of the blame. He showed any amount of drive and initiative in going through the Falkirk defence, but he got tangled up when was in a position to make the kill.

THE forward switch at the Interval was smart move. Henderson, the Brockville pivot, is an awkward type to tackle. Emery kept him busy in the second half and Hamilton had more scope at inside left.
I don?t know whether or not the experiment of playing McKenna at inside left will be repeated, but I very much doubt it. He did not have many opportunities to shine as a forward at Brockville, but he was far more confident and valuable when he went to right back.
McKenna can good a good job of work at back and he could perhaps be developed into a half-back, but it is very questionable indeed if can be transformed into a forward.
When Whitelaw scored for Falkirk in the first half the Dons' defence had a "to let" sign out, but over the ninety minutes' they played soundly.
Once again Young was in indomitable mood at centre-half and Harris had an excellent game at left half. Stenhouse did his best work in the second half, when he formed a successful link-up with the men in front.

Source: Evening Express, 24th February 1951

 
Delaney had a goal disallowed for "offside" just on time.
Falkirk Teamsheet:  Scott, Fiddes, mcPhie, Young, Hederson, James, Gallacher, Johnson, Whitelaw

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Martin, Emery, Shaw, Stenhouse, Young, Harris, Delaney, Yorston, Hamilton, McKenna, Pearson.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: R. J. Smith

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