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match report 1941-42 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 7 - 1 Raith Rovers
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   McCall, Donaldson, McLeod, McLeod, McLeod 5, Dickie 35, Dunlop 48.       Whalley  
Attendance: 3,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Big Win for Aberdeen
The Dons were forced to field what was more or less a scratch team against Raith Rovers at Pittodrie on Saturday, but the side succeeded in binding itself into a strong striking force. They were in no way flattered by a 7-1 victory. Feature of the game was the smart display given by McLeod in the extreme right wing berth. He was on the right in the first half and on the left after the interval. He scored a hat-trick.

Clever Header

Percy Dickie (Blackburn Rovers), a former Aberdeen player, home on leave, led the attack, and his clever distribution had much to do with the victory. Smith (Aberdeen Juniors) was a success at left half. He tackled well and kept in close touch with his forwards. Other home players who played well were Johnstone, Cooper, Lyon and Bain. Raith never gave in, but they were definitely outclassed. Masson and Rougvie, the backs, and forwards lacked constructive ideas.

The Goals

McLeod gave the Dons the lead in five minutes after Keoch, the Raith keeper, had parried a shot from McCall. The second goal came from Dickie ten minutes from the interval. He beat three men before netting. The home team became three up in the opening minutes of the second half, when Keoch misjudged a free kick from Dunlop, and McCall headed a fourth from another Dunlop free kick. Whalley reduced the leeway, but Donaldson and McLeod (2) completed Aberdeen's goals.

Source: The Press & Journal, 29th September 1941

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Taylor, Dunlop, Lyon, Smith, McLeod, Bain, Dickie, McCall, Donaldson.

Unused Subs:


Raith Rovers Teamsheet:  Keoch; Masson, Rougvie; Junior, Low, MacDonnell; Gould, Junior, Whalley, McNaught, Duncan


Referee: C. S. M. Tindal, Dunblane

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