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match report 1942-43 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Dunfermline Athletic 0 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 2,000
Venue: East End Park, Dunfermline
Draw at Dunfermline
ABERDEEN have won the North-Eastern League by four points. They have also the distinction of having extracted the maximum number of bonus points from the competition. In a goalless draw at Dunfermline, it was the Dons' defence whioh saved the day. The attack was very moderate, and the finishing woefully weak.

It was a stubbornly contested game throughout, but neither team played well. It was typical old-time Second Division football of the kick-and-rush order. A draw was a good result.
Both defences emerged with credit. The Dons werg solid in the rear, with Cooper, Gavin and Taylor outstanding. Praise due to Girdwood of I.T.C. for a very creditable performance in his first appearance.
Armstrong was the Dons' best forward, and Ancell was a lively winger. Pattlllo harassed the home defence, but he should have scored more than once.
The home defence was steady, with Hogg, Hart and Walker a powerful trio. Like the Dons, the Athletic attack was unbalanced. The left wing was weak. Dugan and Logie formed a good right wing.
The teams meet again at Dunfermline on Saturday in the first home-and-home game in opening round the North-Eastern League Cup.

Source: Press & Journal, 29th March 1942

Dunfermline Athletic Teamsheet:  Wallace; Hogg, Harley; Walker, Hart, Forbes; Dougan, Logie, Kinnell,Therrer, Junior


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Dyer, Girdwood, Gavin, Taylor, Pattillo, Allison, Armstrong, Ferguson, Ancell.

Unused Subs:


Referee: R. Calder, Rutherglen

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