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match report 1941-42 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 2 - 1 Dunfermline Athletic
Kick Off:    Pattillo 14, Pattillo 75.       Kinnear 9  
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Good Work by Dons
Playing with only nine men in the second half, Aberdeen deservedly beat Dunfermline at Pittodrie. It was one of the tousiest games seen on the ground for a long time. Aberdeen suffered a double blow by the loss of their right wing, George Hamilton and Fred Taylor, both of whom were injured. An old ankle injury og Hamilton's reasserted itself. His partner, Taylor, had his nose broken when he jumped to head a ball. Both players will not be available for some time.

Definitley Superior

Playing only three forwards in the second half the Dons showed great pluck and daring. They did not spare themselves, and were definitely the suprior team. Every one of the side deserves praise. The defence was reliable and Frank Dunlop was the outstanding half-back on the field. Waddell was steady and strong at centre half, while G. Taylor's terrier-like tactics proved of great assistance. Pattillo, besides having both the Aberdeen goals, gave the Dunfermline defence no rest. Steele was a tremendous worker, and Dyer also played his part in a fine achievement.

Visitors Flusterred

The Dunfermline team were too robust at times and they became flustered in the second half. Their best men were Hill, Hart, Connelly, and Kinnear, the last named, who scored his team's goal giving Cooper a lot of trouble.

Pittodrie will have a big attraction on the May holiday. Sanction has been given by the SFA to a match between a Scottish Command team and Aberdeen on that day on behalf of war charities.

Source: Press & Journal, 20th April 1942



The Dons pulled out some real Commando stuff They lost George Hamilton with ankle injury ten minutes from the interval. Then five minutes after the restart F. Taylor was helped off with nose injury.

With only nine men the Dons scorned defence. They threw their all into attack, and in the end Dunfermline were lucky to escape so lightly.
Patillo was leader the of the Dons' desperate "landing party." He was unlucky not to get a hat-trick.
Kinnear was a twinkling Fife star in the first half. But the Fifers were simply not in it afterwards. Hill and O'Neill saved them from heavier defeat.

Source: The Sunday Post, 19th April 1942

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Graham, Dunlop, Waddell, Taylor, Taylor, Hamilton, Pattillo, Steele, Dyer.

Unused Subs:


Dunfermline Athletic Teamsheet:  Hill, O'Neill, Cameron; Forbes, Hart, Jannett; Syme, Connelly, Junior, Dawson, Kinnear



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