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match report 1945-46 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 7 - 1 Queen of the South
Kick Off:    Hamilton 2, Hamilton 13, Williams 19, Williams 21, McCall 24, Baird 56, McCall 78.       Connor 89  
Attendance: 12,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Dons Sparkle Against Queen of South

Nineteen goals against two. That is the Dons record in their last five games. It is form which would have taken them to the top of the League had the season not been so far advanced.

On Saturdav they recorded their biggest victory so far, beating Queen of the South 7-1 at Pittodrie. The Dons were merciful.They could, had they cared, have made their total ten.
The Dumfries players were plucky enough, but, they were simply not in the same class as Aberdeen. The Dons played dazzling football at times.
Unfortunately, the team will again be disturbed on Saturday when they have to fulfil what must be regarded one their stiffest away engagements at Greenock.
George Hamilton plays for Scotland at Belfast on that day. In fact, George may not be seen in Aberdeen colours until he is demobilised in a few months' time.
He will be greatly missed, for there is no doubt that his presence in the team has had a very stimulating and encouraging effect.
He was the mainspring in the Dons attack. His play was brilliant at times, and followers of the Dons, in fact, football enthusiasts all over the country are hoping that he will able produce his club form against Ireland.

No Weak Link

Against the southerners, the Dons played as a machine. There was not weak link in the eleven. Henderson had a few axious moments, but never faltered. The goal which beat him looked suspiciously offside.
Cowie and McKenna both started none too confidently but the game advanced they became as cool and confident as ever. Cowie was at the top of his form.
Bremner, who co-operated well with Hamilton; Dunlop, who was all-powerful as pivot; and Taylor, who is playing grand football at present, never gave the Dumfries forwards any scope.
Williams led the attack with skill and daring. He is proving a great menace to opposing defences.
Baird was unfortunate with his passing. Otherwise his play was satisfactory. Pattlllo was careless in his finishing. McCall had his best game for the Dons yet.
The visiting defence will not forget their gruelling at Pittodrie. Savage and Law stood out, while the Palmerston club has a really good wing in Oakes and Harkness.

Source: Press & Journal, 28th January 1946

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Henderson, Cowie, McKenna, Bremner, Dunlop, Taylor, Pattillo, Hamilton, Williams, Baird, McCall.

Unused Subs:


Queen of the South Teamsheet:  Townsend, Savage, Anderson, Haxton, Landburgh, Law, Oakes, Harkness, Connor, McQuade, McQueen


Referee: G. Mitchell, Falkirk

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