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match report 1941-42 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 6 - 1 Dundee United
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Williams 25, Baxter 40, Armstrong 55, Woodburn 58, Woodburn 76, Armstrong 80.       D. Low 61  
Attendance: 10,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Dons Finish up in Style

Aberdeen finished the season in great style on Saturday, winning the North-Eastern League championship on goal average by defeating Dundee United 6-1at Pittodrie. It has been a great season for the Dons. In addition to the championship they have carried off the North-Eastern League Cup and the Mitchell Trophy. Apart from Rangers' Southern League team, they have won more honours than any other club in Scotland. Dundee United were well and truly beaten in the championship decider. The Dons were the superior combination all through. Baxter, the Dons inside left, a former Dundee United player, was easily the best player afield, and was the brains of the home attack. Armstrong, when shifted to centre-forward, led the van in a manner reminiscent of his pre-war Pittodrie days. He had two cleverly-taken goals. Springbok Williams on the left gave Sibley, the United back, a gruelling afternoon. Woodburn of Newcastle was slow but clever, and scored twice. Johnstone was confident in goal; Cooper was the best back afield; and Gavin a stalwart at centre-half. He was outstanding in a strong middle line, Dunlop and Taylor being grand in constructive work. The United put off a stiff fight in the first half, but after the interval they were outclassed and outplayed. Brownlee, in goal, saved them from a much heavier defeat. There were 10,000 spectators.

Source: The Press & Journal, 8th June 1942



ABERDEEN finisned up worthy N.-E. League champions by virtue of their five-goal winning margin. Equal on points with Rangers, they take top place on goal average. Actually they required only a three-goal margin.

United looked like contesting the issue the first half but were not it after the cross-over. This coincided with Matt Armstrong and Anderson swopping places. Armstrong sprang into life; Williams answered the call his if old Pittodrie mate, and things began to hum.
Scoring became a procession, and but for some of Brownlie's lamiliar fireworks, Aberdeen's "for" column would have got an even bigger boost.
Twinkling stars for the Dons were Baxter, Armstrong, and Williams. This trio made life very hard in the second half for a sore-tried but game United defence.
Woodburn, if trifle slow, was an opportunist. United had defensive heroes in Brownlie and Fordyce. Their forwards, apart from occasional flashes inspired by Julliussen, had an off-day.

Source: Sunday Post, 7th June 1942

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Graham, Dunlop, Gavin, Taylor, Pattillo, Baxter, Armstrong, Woodburn, Williams.

Unused Subs:


Dundee United Teamsheet:  Brownlee; Sibley, Fordyce; Ellmer, Melville, A. Low; D. Low,Gardiner, Juliussen, Adamson, Nevins



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