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match report 1941-42 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 1 - 0 East Fife
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Sharpe 42.        
Attendance: 2,500
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
The game never really warmed up and was poor stuff to watch. Dons had a decided territorial advantage in the second half, but their repeated attacks crumbled against a rock-like defence.
Generally the home finishing was below par. Indeed Dons' show was not what was expected consequent upon the return of Johnstone, Pattillo. and Donaldson. Pattillo had some good individual tries, but Sneddon was generally his master. Donaldson often beat himself by over-elaboration. Best in the home van was Sharp, formerly of Staly Bridge Celtic.
He was pressed into service while getting ready to take part in a local junior came at Linksfield Stadium. His all-important goal off a corner by Donaldson was beautifully headed and was one the very few highlights.
East Fife were rugged in defence, with Lynch at times a hero.
Wilkie and Sneddon were particularly strong East Fife tacklers. They plied their forwards well, but with little response. Anderson, Hibs' flyer never got steam up. He was unlucky, though, not to get the equaliser when Dyer cleared on the line. Johnstone made few slips Outstanding, too, was the forceful Taylor.

Source: Sunday Post, 15th March 1942

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Dyer, Dunlop, Lyon, Taylor, Donaldson, McCall, Pattillo, Sharpe, Dryden.

Unused Subs:


East Fife Teamsheet:  Lynch; Millar, Stewart; Wilkie, Sneddon, Smellie; Mudie, W. Simpson, Anderson (Hibs), P. Simpson, Junior


Referee: J. W. Gray, Alyth

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