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AFC - Match Report
match report 1941-42 fixture list
North Eastern League 
East Fife 1 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Haldane 23       Steele 67.  
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Bayview Park, Methil
East File, with five new players. substitutes for regulars on service duties, surprised with a fine display. They kept Aberdeen on the grill, and when Haldane walked the ball into the net the goal was overdue.

Aberdeen repeatedly found themselves, by dint of fine outfield work, in front of Niven. But their finishing was weak.
In the second half the Fifers slowed down a bit, and Aberdeen were more in the picture. Steele, their most dangerous forward, got his reward to square accounts.
Both sides fought keenly tor the winning goal, with the Fifers unluckiest. Mudie had two great last-minute efforts.
On the balance, with a nondescript team, East File had the honours. Outstanding for them were Wilkie, Haldane, Sneddon, and Brown (Falkirk). Aberdeen were best served by Steele, Dyer, Thomson, and Cooper.

Source: Sunday Post, 5th April 1942

East Fife Teamsheet:  Niven; Wilkie, Newman; Sneddon, Newman, Mudie; A. N. Other, Brown, Young, P. Simpson, Haldane


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Graham, Dunlop, Thomson, Taylor, Dyer, Dickie, Pattillo, Steele, Dryden.

Unused Subs:


Referee: C. Milligan, Bonnybridge

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