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match report 1944-45 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Falkirk 2 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:          Hood 65.  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Brockville Park, Falkirk
Dons Drop to Second Place In North-East League
A FORTNIGHT ago Aberdeen were leaders of the North-Eastern League by three points. Now they are in second place, and a point behind Rangers, who went to the top on Saturday following their victory by the odd goal in five over Dundee at Dens.
The Dons have won only one point from their last two matches. They were beaten 2-1 by Falkirk at Brockville. As the result of injuries and the departure of three their outstanding players they have had to introduce new men and the team has become unbalanced.

The Dons are not out of the hunt. They have played two matches fewer than Rangers and one fewer than Dundee.
They could have won at Brockville had they accepted their chances. In the second half in particular they should have scored at least three more goals than the one got by Hood, of Hamilton Accies, at centre for the day.
The defence was unsteady in the first half, but when Dunlop went into the pivotal berth after the interval there was a great improvement. Johnstone, Cooper and mcKenna played well. Nicholson had a poor game, but Cruickshank emerged with distinct credit.
The forward line did not function at all well. Pattillo tried tremendously hard get the line going, but he got poor response from the others, of whom Baird and Lloyd were best.
Falkirk had a sound goalkeeper in Jack, good backs in two Juniors, and a powerful pivot in Dick. Their forwards played quite good football at times. Wilson and Morrison scored for the homesters.

Source: Press & Journal, 12th March 1945

Falkirk Teamsheet:  Jack; Newman, Junior; Galacher, Dick, Stannage; Bogan, Thomson, Wilson, Newman, Morrison

Bookings:  Wilson 20,   Morrison 62

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, McKenna, Dunlop, Nicholson, Cruickshank, Pattillo, Richardson, Hood, Baird, Lloyd.

Unused Subs:


Referee: W. M. Crawford, Glasgow

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