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match report 1939-40 fixture list
Regional League East 
Aberdeen 3 - 0 Dundee
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Thomson 12 (Pen), Ferguson 26, Pattillo 44.        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
The Dons are one the most consistent home teams in the Regional League competition. Away from home they are anything but reliable.

Against Dundee at Pittodrie on Saturday they registered a comfortable win. A penalty goal twelve minutes after the start put Aberdeen on the high road to victory and, incidentally, had an upsetting influence on the Dark Blues.
A momentary lapse on the part of Morgan was responsible for the loss of this point. An open movement by the home attack ended in Williams beating the centre half, who immediately threw out a hand to stop the ball.


George Thomson took the spot kick and netted with ease. The Dundee defence was at fault again when the Dons scored their second goal in twenty-six minutes.
A cross from Williams had the rear division in a tangle, and when the ball ran loos Ferguson sent it into the net.
Shortly before the interval came the third and last goal. Morgan allowed a lob by George Thomson to go towards the 'keeper, but before Lynch could reach it Pattillo nipped in to slip the ball into the net.
The Dark Blues fought well during this half, but they were weak in attack. On play, however, a three-goal advantage somewhat flattered Aberdeen.
The home forwards failed to score during the second period, but there was no denying their superiority. They finished good winners.
Most credit for the success goes to the Aberdeen defence. George Thomson was the most stylish back afield. He had a happy experience, scoring the first goal, playing a big part in the third, and playing soundly throughout.
Half-back honours go to Waddell. The centre half dominated play in the middle of the field and never gave Coats a chance. The form of the home attack was by no means brilliant, but they had more finishing power than the Dens Park line.


Pattillo played a hard game at centre. He was always on top of the opposing defence and was a continual source of trouble. Ferguson was a clever inside forward and kept play running smoothly.
For Dundee Kirby played a sound game at left back and McGillivray was a hard-working half-back.
Easson was a strong inside forward and was the one member of the line who threatened to do damage. Cook was as clever as ever on the left, but his team-mates failed to take advantage of his well-placed centres.

Source: Press & Journal, 1st April 1940

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Rennie, Graham, Thomson, Scott, Waddell, Thomson, Williams, Bain, Pattillo, Ferguson, Taylor.

Unused Subs:


Dundee Teamsheet:  Lynch; Allan, Kirby; Stewart, Morgan, McGillivray; Hill, Adam, Coats, Easson, Cook


Referee: J. R. Boyd, Denny

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