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match report 1942-43 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Dundee United 0 - 4 Aberdeen
Kick Off:          Armstrong 42, Pattillo 66, Gourlay 73, Dryden 80.  
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Tannadice Park, Dundee
First win for Aberdeen Tannadice Park in the N.-E. League series. Dons developed the greater pep and purpose attack after the interval.

Matt Armstrong changed places with Pattillo, and George Hamilton and Matt put most into a line that found the winning punch.
Homesters were ragged in front, although their eagerness kept their rivals on the hop to half-time.
Armstrong's goal was best and a perfect finish to a Hamilton lob over the head of Fordyce.
Good defences, with Newcastle's Woodburn a home winner, and Gavin a sheet anchor for the Dons.
Walters, Bolton Wanderers, showed neat touches with poor support from the home attackers.

Source: Sunday Post, 13th September 1942,/p>



The Dons made no mistake about defeating Dundee United at Tannadice, winning by four clear goals. This was the Pittodrie team's first win on this ground since the North-Eastern League commenced in August last season.

It was grand team-work which carried the Dons through. In the first period there was little between the teams, but Aberdeen just deserved their interval goal lead gained by Armstrong.
For the first quarter an hour in the second period Aberdeen were mostly on the defensive and, had United scored then, the result might not have been so satisfactory for Aberdeen.
Thanks to grand defensive work, in which Gavin and Cooper played a great part, the Dons survived this hectic period, and were worthy winners in the end. Pattillo, Gourley and Dryden added further goals.
There was not a weakling in the Aberdeen team. Gavin, the Dons' pivot, was the outstanding player, afield. He has never played better.
In the second period when Armstrong went to centre, the forward line showed a decided improvement. Armstrong was an able leader and Pattillo a distinct success on the wing. Every pulled his weight. About 6000 witnessed the game.

Source: Press & Journal, 14th September 1942

Dundee United Teamsheet:  Brownlie; Nibley, Fordyce; Fairburn, Morgan, Woodburn' Low, Gardner, Walters, May, Wann


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Dyer, Hamilton, Gavin, Taylor, Pattillo, Gourlay, Armstrong, Hamilton, Dryden.

Unused Subs:


Referee: J. Rennie, Dysart

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