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match report 1953-54 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Heart of Midlothian 3 - 2 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Rutherford 17, Wardhaugh 31, Conn 63       Yorston 43, Hay 47.  
Attendance: 28,000
Venue: Tynecastle, Edinburgh
After a grounder run lasting nearly two months, the dons fell at last to the strong-going Hearts. All over the game the Maroons just deserved the points but the Dons, playing in blue, were stubborn opponents and might easily have taken at least one point. Up when Aberdeen brought the score back from0-2 to 2-2, Tommy Walker's men were clearly jolted and anything might have happened. However it was the home side who got that all-important third goal. When the flying boat caught Jack Hather's shin, the Dons' winger looked to have received a very serious injury. Fortunately the damage was not so severe as was at first feared.

Source: Match Programme, 5th December 1953

Heart of Midlothian Teamsheet:  Watters, Parker, Adie, Armstrong, Glidden, Cumming, Rutherford, Conn, Bauld, Wardhaugh, Urquhart


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Martin, Mitchell, Caldwell, Allister, Young, Glen, Leggat, Yorston, Buckley, Hay, Hather.

Unused Subs:


Referee: A. McClintock

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