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Inter City Cup 
24/09/1945
 
Aberdeen 1 - 3 Dundee
Kick Off:  2:45 PM   Armstrong.       Juliussen 10, Anderson (Pen), Rattray.  
Attendance: 12,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
ABERDEEN'S FIRST DEFEAT
Dundee Not Flattered 3-1 Victory

DUNDEE is the first club to have its name inscribed on the Mitchell Inter-City Trophy, presented for competition between the Aberdeen and Dundee clubs by Mr Wm. Mitchell, chairman of the Aberdeen club.

The teams met for the trophy for the first time yesterday at Pittodrie. Dundee won by 3-1, and they thoroughly deserved to. The score did not flatter them.
The Dons, who were under strength, were a poor team. They were particularly weak at halfback, where Bremner, who is on leave, and Dunlop. injured, were badly missed. Pattillo. who was played at half-back, was clearly out of position.
It was not a good game. Play fell far short of expectations, and there was too much temper shown by players on both sides.
Dundee were the more solid team in defence. Their half-backs were far ahead of the Aberdeen middle division.
The Dens Park forwards were by no means a great combination, but they were more enterprising than the Aberdeen attack, and worked better together despite an injury to Juliussen.
Dundee led by a Juliussen goal the interval. It was thought Aberdeen would improve in the second period with the strong wind in their favour, but again they disappointed. Dundee went further ahead when Anderson converted a penalty awarded against Dyer.
Then the Dons reduced the lead through Armstrong, but before the finish weakness on the part of the Aberdeen defence allowed Dundee to score a third goal through Rattray.

Promising 'Keeper

In Clark, Dundee have a young goalkeeper of promise. Ancell at left back was as dependable as ever. No half-back compared with Reg. Smith. His tackling was perhaps a little too robust, but, neverheless he was the oustanding footballer afield. Gray and McKenzie were also impressive.
Apart from his goal, Juliussen accomplished little before being hurt. The Ochterlonie-Anderson wing was the better, but Rattray is an inside forward of promise.
The Aberdeen defence was not too sound. Johnstone might have averted the last goal. Cooper and McKenna suffered through lack of support from those in front. The attack was badly out of gear. Armsrong might as well have been in the pavilion for all the help he got. Kiddie, too, was neglected. Baird worked hard, but Green and Williams were a poor wing.

Presenting the trophy to the two clubs before the start, Mr Mitchell expressed the hope that the competition for the trophy would revive the old healtny rivalry between the clubs.
Speaking for Dundee, Mr James Gellatly referred to the sporting spirit which inspired the presentation which was handed to Reg. Smith, the Dundee captain, at the finish by Mr William Philip, the Aberdeen director.

Source: Press & Journal, 25th September 1945

 
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Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, McKenna, Pattillo, Dyer, Taylor, Kiddie, Baird, Armstrong, Green, Williams.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Dundee Teamsheet:  Clark, Bob Bowman, Bobby Ancell, Gibby McKenzie, Tommy Gray, Reg Smith (Captain), Willie Anderson, Kinnaird Ouchterlonie, Albert Juliussen, Peter Rattray, George Hill.

Bookings:

Referee: Peter Craigmyle, Aberdeen

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