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match report 1942-43 fixture list
North Eastern Supplementary Cup 
Aberdeen 9 - 1 Heart of Midlothian
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Gourlay 3, Dryden 12, Hamilton 33, Pattillo 34, Hamilton 50, Gourlay 58, Hamilton 69, Ferguson 78, Hamilton 89.       Massie 4  
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Hearts Outplayed By Dons
The Dons are certain to qualify for the second round of the North-Eastern League Supplementary Cup competition.

Their 9-1 victory over Hearts in the first leg of the first round at Pittodrie was as easily accomplished as the score represents. Hearts were outplayed and outclassed.
When Hearts got their only goal to equalise after four minutes, it looked if they would make a fight of it, but the Dons gradually gained the mastery. In the second half particularly they simply toyed with the opposition.

Ferguson Outstanding

The man who stood out above all others was Ferguson, the Dons' inside left. He scored only once, but he made the openings for three of Hamilton's four goals. His control was excellent, and the way he developed attacks won the admiration of the 6000 spectators.
Moody, the home goalkeeper, was at fault when Hearts scored, but he improved later. Cooper and Dunlop showed perfect understanding, while Dyer and Taylor on the other fdank were little behind them in merit. Gavin at centre-half was steady throughout.
The attack was in irresistible mood. Hamilton's presence made all the difference. The internationalist's distribution was class. His four goals were well taken. In fact, with a little luck he would have had more.
Young Gourlay too, was a very clever forward. Pattillo and Dryden were impressive wingers.
The only men in the Hearts' team to come out with credit were Brown in goal and M'Kenzie at centre-half.

Source: Press & Journal, 23rd November 1942

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Moody, Cooper, Dyer, Dunlop, Gavin, Taylor, Pattillo, Gourlay, Hamilton, Ferguson, Dryden.

Unused Subs:


Heart of Midlothian Teamsheet:  Brown; McAra, McClure; Chambers, McKenzie, Neilson; McFarlane, Moore, Christie, Massie, McRae


Referee: R. Duthie, Kirkcaldy

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