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match report 1942-43 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 1 - 0 Dundee United
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Pattillo 15.        
Attendance: 7,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
League Title for Dons
A ONE-GOAL victory over Dundee United at Pittodrie on Saturday gave Aberdeen the championship of the North Eastern League.

The Dons could have won handsomely had they accepted their chances. Taylor even failed with a penalty.
It was the poorest game seen at Pittodrie this season, the forward play by both teams being very low standard. The defences were good, without being at their best. Johnstone was confident for the Dons Cooper was the outstanding back afield, with Dyer a reliable partner.
The home halves, of whom Gavin was the pick, have often played better, but much of their good work was wasted on the forwards.
Pattillo was badly supported, but he failed with at least two good scoring chances. Bain and Ancell were a poor right wing. Ferguson, although he worked hard, was slow, and Dryden, while the best of the five, was not up to his usual standard.
Brownlee, the United goalkeeper, had some remarkably good saves. Sibley was the better back. Morgan was the best halfback on view. Forward, the visitors were well served by Turnbull and Kirkham.
There were 7000 spectators.

Source: Press & Journal, 26th October 1942,/p>

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

Unused Subs:


Dundee United Teamsheet:  Brownlee; Sibley, Fordyce; Fairburn, Morgan, Smith; Ireland, Turnbull, Junior, Kirkham, Gardiner


Referee: C. R. Blues, Glasgow

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