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match report 1941-42 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 9 - 0 Leith Athletic
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Walls, Clewlow, Donaldson, Taylor, McCall (Pen), Walls, Clewlow, Walls, Clewlow.        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Dons Swamp Leith
Goals came easily to the Dons at Pittodrie on Saturday. Leith were too badly outclassed for the game to be really interesting, and the only thing the crowd got to enthuse over was the goals. It would be an easy matter to overrate the value of the Dons' win, but they will have stiffer opposition to contend with on their way to the championship. There is room for improvement in the Dons' attack despite the nine goals.

Forward Changes

McLeod failed to turn up, and last-minute changes had to be made in the attack. Taylor and Bain did not prove a successful partnership on the left. The three other forwards did well. Clewlow (Wolves), making his debut, had a hat-trick. This player showed some smart touches, but he wants speeding up. Walls was a lively leader and he took his three goals well, particularly the second one. Donaldson, a clever and dangerous winger faded out somewhat in the second half. The home half-back line was good, with McCall the most effective. Cooper seems to be playing as well as ever, and Gall is a promising young left back. Johnstone in goal was sound

Leith Overrun

The Leith defence was overrun and the forward line was a thing of shreds and patches. Yet one Leith player emerged from the game with full marks and that was Robertson, the inside right. A tenacious and plucky player this. Russell, centre half, and McCormack, in goal, although he was beaten nine times, were the only other visiting players worthy of mention. It was obvious from the start that the Dons would come out on top. They held only a three goal lead at the interval, but the writing was on the wall. Except for occasional raids, all roads led to the Leith goal in the second half. Walls, Clewlow and Donaldson were the Aberdeen marksmen in the first period, and after the interval Clewlow (2), Walls (2), Taylor and McCall (penalty) were on the target. .

Source: Press & Journal, 18th August 1941

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Gall, Dunlop, Lyon, McCall, Donaldson, Clewlow, Walls, Bain, Taylor.

Unused Subs:


Leith Athletic Teamsheet:  McCormack; Main, Barker; Anderson, Russell, Meikleham; Brodley, Robertson, Haywood, Ritchie, Slater


Referee: W. Bowman, Arbroath

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