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match report 1944-45 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 3 - 2 Dunfermline Athletic
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Waldron 19, Bremner 70, Waldron 23.       Houliston 21, Hunter 40.  
Attendance: 6,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Dons Finish On Strong Note
IT took Aberdeen long time to gain the upper hand in their League match with Dunfermline Athletic at Pittodrie, but in the end the Dons deserved their victory, even though the margin was only by the odd goal in five. In the last half-hour, after a switch in the inside forward positions, the homesters were definitely superior.

Credit must be given to the Athletic for a wholehearted display. In the first half they levelled the score twice after being in arrears. It was during this period that the visitors were most dangerous. They were a difficult lot to beat, and on form they should do well in the League.
The Dons were by no means a brilliant combination, but there was more wholehearted endeavour in their ranks than the previous week.
Ian Black the young St Clement' eoalkeeper, gave a highly satisfactory display in his first match. Cooper played very steadily at back, but Dyer has not yet touched his best form.
Russell, at right half, was a distinct success. His positional play was very good, and his constructive work excellent. Dunlop had a difficult task against Hunter, but was sound throughout. Cruickahank impressed most during the last half hour.
Up to the time when the changes in the inside forward positions were made, the home attack did not function satisfactorily, but after that the forwards struck a telling game and in the closing stages the visiting defence had a gruelling time. Over the whole game, Bremner was the outstanding forward. Hie opening-out work was very effective while he shot at every opportunity. His display was far ahead of that at Dens.
Waldron was a better player at centre than at inside right. He scored two grand goals in the first period. D. W. C. Smith the amateur at outside left bustled the opposing defence no end,and he will improve with greater experience. Munro, on the right, was a little slow in centring the ball, but he was plucky throughout.
Dunfemline's best were Dean, Hogg, Kelly, Baxter, Houliston and Hunter. Houliston and Hunter scored the visitors' goals.

Source: Press & Journal, 28th August 1944

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Black, Cooper, Dyer, Russell, Dunlop, Cruickshank, Munro, Waldron, Pattillo, Bremner, Smith.

Unused Subs:


Dunfermline Athletic Teamsheet:  Deans, Hogg, Black, Forbes, Kelly, Baxter, Houliston, Logie, Hunter, Ellis, McGeachie.


Referee: J. Calder, Edinburgh

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