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match report 1945-46 fixture list
Southern League Cup Group 1 
Partick Thistle 0 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM          
Attendance: 20,000
Venue: Firhill, Glasgow
Defence Give Dons Place in Last Eight
BY the narrowest possible margin, Aberdeen have qualified for the League Cup competition proper. They shared in a goalless draw with Partick Thistle at Firhill on Saturday, whereas Hibs failed to secure the necessary six-clear-goal victory over Kilmarnock to prevent the Dons from going forward.
The teams to take part are Aberdeen, Rangers Hearts, Clyde, Dundee, East Fife, Airdrie and Ayr United or Dundee United, who finished level on points and goal average.
In the draw for the quarterfinals, Aberdeen are due to meet one of the last two clubs, but there is a probability that a new ballot will be made in Glasgow.
Until it is known what transpires at to-dav's meeting, the Dons do not know definitely who their opponents will be.

If the Dons had accepted their chances at Firhill, they would have beaten Partick Thistle by a handful of goals.
To the defence must go credit for the fact that the Dons are in the last eight. Their work at was magnificent. So great a grip did Dunlop and his men have on the home forwards that Thistle never really looked likely to score.

Taylor's Grip,/p> George Johnstone inspired confidence in goal. Cooper made a great return to the team. He was vastly superior to McGowan, the Thistle international defender, and McKenna was little behind him.
What a trio of tremendous workers Pattillo, Dunlop and Taylor were. Pattillo is a fighter. Dunlop was practically impassable. Tavlor was the greatest player on the field. He simply blotted out McKennan.
The attack was not satisfactory, however.
Baird started well but received a severe knock on the knee early in the game and this impaired his usefulness. McCall was an unqualified success as inside forward. In fact, he was the best forward on view. Kiddie was disappointing, and Williams did not impress. Although he is not the player of pre-war years, there was evidence in this game that Strauss is gradually regaining his confidence and form.

Source: Press & Journal, 1st April 1946

Partick Thistle Teamsheet:  Steadward, McGowan, Curran, Brown, Parker, Husband, Glover, McKennan, Sharp, O'Donnell, Miller


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, McKenna, Pattillo, Dunlop, Taylor, Kiddie, Baird, Williams, McCall, Strauss.

Unused Subs:


Referee: J. S. Cox, Rutherglen

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