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Friendly 
29/04/1950
 
Aberdeen 2 - 2 Huddersfield Town
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Baird 34, Stewart (OG) 84.       Metcalfe 16 (Pen), Nightingale 25.  
Attendance: 15,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Clashes between Scottish and English teams are commonplace these days, and while there may not be the same "bite" about a friendly match the visit of Huddersfield Town to Pittodrie on Saturday provided some flashes of good football.

Most of these came from the English team, who provided soccer with the silky touch in the first half.
Their slick, man-to-man passing and use of the open space was something the Dons could not match, no matter how hard they tried.
The Yorkshiremen appeared to ease off in the second half, and were content to adopt a defensive role until that late blunder by Stewart gave Aberdeen an equalising goal. In the last six minutes Huddersfield put more pith into their play, but they had left it too late.
Particularly attractive was the play of the English team's left-wing triangle. Boot dovetailed effectively with Nightingale and Metcalfe, and most trouble to the Dons came from this quarter.

Lesson in Covering,/p> Another phase of the game in which Aberdeen might profitably have taken a lesson from the visiting side was in their defensive covering-up. Key man in this set-up was Hepplewhite, the lanky centre half back, who had a grand game.
Metcalfe, the English League winger against the Irish League last week, scored the first goal from the penalty spot in sixteen minutes after Bruce had fouled Nightingale. The last-named added a second goal nine minutes later when McKenzie completely missed a slip from Smith.
Archie Baird seized his chance to reduce the leeway when Hepplewhite headed down a free kick from Bruce, but it was not until six minutes from time that the equalising goal came.
Mills had stopped a shot from Hather, and with Hamilton coming in, Stewart smacked the ball into his own net in an attempt to get it away to safety.

Source: Press & Journal, 1st May 1950

 
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Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Martin, Bruce, McKenna, Anderson, McKenzie, Harris, Rice, Yorston, Hamilton, Baird, Hather.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Huddersfield Town Teamsheet:  Harry Mills, Charlie Gallogly, Henry Stewart, Bill Whittaker, George Hepplewhite, Eddie Boot, Johnny McKenna, Conway Smith, Jim Glazzard, Albert Nightingale, Vic Metcalfe.

Bookings:

Referee: D. McIntosh, Inverness

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