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match report 1945-46 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Kilmarnock 1 - 4 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Dyer 89 (o.g.)       Miller 15, Williams 28, Williams 40, Bremner 54.  
Attendance: 14,000
Venue: Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
ABERDEEN left a grand impression behind them at Rugby Park, where thev won their first away match in "A" Division of the Scottish League by four goals to one.

Frankly, the Dons were merciful. They could, had they cared, have won by double the score. They played football of a very high standard. By reason of their vastly superior football, the Dons made the Ayrshire team look very moderate.
The Dons were in such form on Saturday that few teams would have been able to prevent them from winning.
The team share with Hearts and Motherwell the top position on the League table but they have a slightly better goal average than these teams. It was a pity Dyer conceded that goal in practically the last minute, for it has definitely spoiled the Dons' record.
Every man in the Aberdeen team pulled his weight. Johnstone had not a great deal to do in goal, but he was equal to all calls. Outstanding back on the field was Willie Cooper. His positional play was perfect. He had a grand partner in Dyer, notwithstanding his blunder.
The Aberdeen half-back trio simply throttled the opposing attack. Bremner was grand at right half; Dunlop blotted out the inside forwards, and Taylor was strong and constructive.
The Rugby Park defence must have been glad when the game finished. They could not cope with the Pittodrie van. Williams was a terrier-like leader, and had excellent supports in Driver and Pattillo.
Kiddie and Miller were fast and clever wingers. Kiddle did not get a great deal of the ball, but made one of the goals. Miller took a deal of watching.
Kilmarnock, for whom Shuttlebottom was outstanding, have many problems to solve.
There was a crowd of 11,000, and the Dons' scorers were Williams (2), Miller and Bremner.

Source: Press & Journal, 20th August 1945,

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Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Dyer, Bremner, Taylor, Dunlop, Kiddie, Driver, Williams, Pattillo, Miller.

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