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Dewar Shield Final Second Leg 
Aberdeen 1 - 1 Falkirk
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Wallbanks 68.       Wardlaw 70  
Attendance: 14,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Reserves Shine in Drawn Game With Falkirk

ABERDEEN F.C. have won the Dewar Shield for the ninth time. Their latest success was gained at the expense of Falkirk at Pittodrie yesterday.

With five reserves included in the team, they held the Bairns to a 1-1 draw, and, as they had already beaten Falkirk 2-0 in the first leg of the final, they retained the trophy by an aggregate of three goals to one.
The reserve players acquitted themselves with credit. Fiddes for Telfer at left-half was the only change in the visiting team compared with the eleven beaten 4-3 by the Dons in the League Cup.
Had they got the "breaks" Aberdeen might have finished winners yesterday. Over the ninety minutes they had more of the play than their opponents.
Smart enough in the outfield, they were prodigal with their scoring chances. Twice in the first half they had the Falkirk defence completely beaten, but failed to get the ball into the net.
Hume was the instigator of the first move, and when McCall gave him a clear run sending the ball through on the inside of the back, the inside-left sent past in attempting to place his shot.
Soon after, R. Henderson misjudged the flight of the ball when he went to clear a long punt by Johnstone and Harris was left with a clear field. He tried to lob the ball over Dawson, who had left his charge, but, instead, he sent it over the crossbar.

Wallbanks Scores

The two goals came within a couple of minutes in the second half. The Dons opened the scoring through Wallbanks, who headed home a corner from Kiddie in twenty-three minutes.
Wardlaw got the equaliser for Falkirk with his head, after a terrific drive by Brooks had struck the crossbar.
The Aberdeen defence played strongly. Cooper gave Fitzsimmons less scope than he got on Saturday and McKenna kept J. Henderson under control.
Ralph McKenzie gave a promising display at centre-half. The former Jamestown Athletic player was strong in the tackle and covered up well. Merchant, who came to Pittodrie with a free transfer from Third Lanark, was a hardworking right-half.
Hume was another ninety minutes' man. He was clever on the ball and with a little luck would have been among the scorers.

Mr James Black, Forfar, chairman of the Dewar Shield Committee, handed over the trophy at the conclusion of the game. He was introduced by Mr William Philip, vice-chairman of the Aberdeen club. Mr Waugh, chairman of Falkirk F.C., congratulated the Dons on their success.

Source: Press & Journal, 24th September 1946

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, McKenna, Merchant , McKenzie, McCall, Kiddie, Wallbanks, Harris, Hume, Millar.

Unused Subs:


Falkirk Teamsheet:  Jerry Dawson, Jimmy Stewart, Jimmy McPhie, Harry Rice, Bob Henderson, Jimmy Fiddes, John Henderson, George Brookes, John Wardlaw, Jimmy Alison, John Fitzsimmons.


Referee: J.M.Martin, Blairgowrie

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