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match report 1942-43 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 4 - 2 Rangers
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Gourlay 23, Dunlop 28, Gourlay 63, Taylor 75.       Newman 40, Kinnear 60  
Attendance: 10,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
All the sparkle and skilful play was Aberdeen's. Taylor, Hamilton, and Dryden struck an understanding that was nearly perfection.

That the Dons notched no more counters was Woodbum's work. The big centre half was more than a match for Pattillo and the Light Blues' young 'keeper, Newman, had also a good say in putting a face on things.
Early on Kinnear hurt a knee and limped through the rest of the game. Yet it was Kinnear who gave Newman his scoring chance in a moment of slackness and himself put the Light Blues level. A drive from his sound foot hit Dunlop's head and whizzed out of Johnstone's reach.
The Dons' 'keeper was in immaculate form, and Beattie hit a great second-half game. Young Dougal was promising.
Jimmy Smith put some power into the Rangers' attacks, while Newman, at centre, played a lone hand.

Source: Sunday Post, 27th September 1942



TWELVE thousand spectators saw Aberdeen register a well-earned victory over Rangers in the North-Eastern League at Pittodrie by four goals to two.

Aberdeen were ahead of the Ibrox team in all phases of the game.
Rangers' two goals were more or less gifts. The first was the result of bad covering up, and the second resulted from the ball striking Dunlop and swerving past the goalkeeper. All Aberdeen's four goals were well taken.
The Aberdeen defence was at its best, and there were long spells when Rangers were scarcely in the home territory.
Once again the middle division paved the way for victory. Dunlop and G. Taylor were in great form on the wings, while Smith, the Rangers centre, was blotted out by Gavin.
Dryden was the Dons best forward. Pattillo, although always harassing the visiting defence, was not at his best. Hamilton and Gourlay worked tremendously hard, while Taylor, although not too fit, performed some good work.
Rangers must have been grateful that they had such a pivot as Woodburn. He gave a brilliant display and saved his team from a much heavier defeat.

Source: Press & Journal, 28th September 1942

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Beattie, Dunlop, Gavin, Taylor, Taylor, Gourlay, Pattillo, Hamilton, Dryden.

Unused Subs:


Rangers Teamsheet:  Newman; Cowan, Nimmo; Watkins, Woodburn, Dougal; McIntosh, Smith, Newman, Marshall, Kinnear


Referee: R.Calder, Rutherglen

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