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match report 1950-51 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 3 - 0 Morton
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Delaney 57, Hamilton 69, Yorston 81.        
Attendance: 15,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
THE presence of George Hamilton makes a big difference to the Dons' forward line. It seems to lose ranch of its buoyancy and enterprise without the eager and earnest Hamilton.
There can be little doubt that he brings cohesion to the line and you recall Saturday?s goals against Morton you will find that he was an active particlpant in all three.
It was from him that Delaney received the ball that enabled him to open the scoring; Hamilton himself claimed the second from Delaney?s pass, and the centre headed the ball to Yorston?s feet for the third.

Tommy Lowrie, the new wing half back from Manchester United, won many friends by his display in his first appearance at Pittodrie. He was strong and nimble in the tackle and there was a confidence and smoothness about his constructive work that holds out bright prospects for the future.
Aberdeen seem to have picked a real good 'un in the former Troon junior. He is resident in Aberdeen and now that he will be able to train regularly with his team-mates he has every chance of developing into a first-rate proposition.

ANOTHER bright spot in Saturday's game was the brisk, business-like and confident goalkeeping of Jimmy Cowan. George Farm (Blackpool) has been spoken of as likely candidate for a cap against England at Wembley, but it is difficult to see how the selectors can ignore the claims of the Greenock custodian.
His save from that brilliant hook shot by Torsion in the first half and his sopping of the powerful free kick from Emery stamped him as a 'keeper of international class.
Little behind Cowan was Aberdeen's Fred Martin, The big fellow put good display, and the main advanage the Morton man can claim over Martin is his greater experience.
The Morton front line was not equipped with the ingenuity or ability thoroughly to test the Aberdeen defence. Emery played soundly at right back, and if Hamilton is the key man of the attack Young can claim to be the mainspring in the rear. The centre-half practically played Mochan out of the game.
With Hamilton back as spearhead the Dons' forward line was a much more lively affair than it was either at' Celtic Park or Fir Park.
Full marks to Delaney for his opening goal. Although Hamilton provided the pass the right winger did 90% of the work. Delaney seemed determined to show that even if he prefers Glasgow to Aberdeen as a citv to live in, he is "for" Aberdeen when he dons their colours.

Source: Evening Express, 26th March 1951

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Martin, Emery, Shaw, Lowrie, Young, Harris, Delaney, Yorston, Hamilton, Baird, Pearson.

Unused Subs:


Morton Teamsheet:  Cowan, J. Mitchell, Westwater, G. Mitchell, Whigham, Whyte, Cupples, Boyd, Mochan, McGarrity, Alexander


Referee: J. L. Weir

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