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match report 1942-43 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Hibernian 0 - 7 Aberdeen
Kick Off:          Ferguson 49, Ferguson 56, Dryden 62, Bain 67, Hamilton 72, Ferguson 80, Hamilton 83.  
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Easter Road, Edinburgh
Dons' Goal Record
THE championship of the North-Eastern League is now certainty for the Dons.

They lead by six points, and even if they were to lose their three remaining games, two which are at Pittodrie, they would still win the honour on goal average.
The Dons have scored forty-six goals and lost ten. It is a great record.
East Fife, their nearest rivals, had a meritorious victory at Dundee, but they have still to visit Aberdeen.

7-0 Victory

The 7-0 win against Hibs in Edinburgh was probably the Dons' greatest achievement in wartime football. The fact that it was gained after the team had to be reorganised through injury to Ancell, the left back, makes their success all the more praiseworthy.
The team was rearranged in the second half, with Pattillo at left half and Ancell at outside right. It was this changing positions which set the Dons on the victory path.
There was no helter-skelter play by the Dons. They played football as it should be played, with the ball the ground and not in the air.
Johnstone in goal inspired confidence. Cooper was always in position, and his kicking never over-reached his forwards. Dyer, too, was a success at left back - a wholehearted player this.

Essence of Accuracy

Dunlop's placing was the essence of accuracy. Gavin was rock-like in his defence, and Pattillo proved once again his versatility even when playing at left half.
The outstanding forwards were Hamilton and Ferguson. The former, who had two goals, was a grand leader, while Ferguson, who had a hat-trick, was the schemer-in-Chief. Bain and Dryden, each of whom had a goal, and Ancell played their parts well.
Hardisty, of Wolves, and Smith in goal were the only Hibs' players worthy of mention.

Source: Press & Journal, 19th October 1942

Hibernian Teamsheet:  Smith; Frew, Wilson; Laird, Allan, Blyth; Gregal, Hardisty, Marshall, Leishman, Young


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Ancell, Dunlop, Gavin, Dyer, Pattillo, Bain, Hamilton, Ferguson, Dryden.

Unused Subs:


Referee: D. Mullen, Stenhousemuir

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