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match report 1941-42 fixture list
North Eastern League 
St. Bernards 2 - 6 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    J. Wilkie, Logie       McCall, Dyer, Bain, McCall, Dyer, McCall.  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Royal Gymnasium Grounds, Edinburgh
Dons on the Mark
Thanks to a big improvement in the play of the forward line the Dons experienced little difficulty in beating St Bernards at the Gymnasium on Saturday in the last of the Northern League fixtures. McCall came right back into form and was the best forward afield. He scored a couple of splendid goals. Dyer also gave an improved display and he too found the net twice. Fleming paid his way, with dash and enthusiasm, making him a menace to the St Bernards defence. The half-backs cooperated well with the men in front. The backs had busy spells, but were seldom in difficulties.

Better Team Won

St Bernards were handicapped by an injury to Mackie, who had to take over the left wing berth in the second half. The Edinburgh side, however, were beaten by a better team. Veitch and Matthews played well for the home team in defence, and Logie and J Wilkie were best in attack. Fleming opened the scoring for the Dons early in the game, but J Wilkie quickly equalised and Logie gave them the lead. Dyer put the teams on level terms again before the interval. McCall and Dyer laid the foundation of Aberdeen?s victory with goals in the opening minutes of the second period. The inside left scored a fifth midway through the half and Bain came along with a grand sixth in the closing stages.

Source: The Press & Journal, 10th November 1941

St. Bernards Teamsheet:  Matthews; Newman, Mackie; Veitch, Dingwall, Jas Duffy; W. Wilkie, Logie, J. Wilkie, Dougan, John Duffy


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Graham, Cooper, Dunlop, Lyon, Taylor, Donaldson, Bain, Fleming, McCall, Dyer.

Unused Subs:


Referee: R. Duffy, Kikcaldy

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