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Aberdeen 6 - 1 Queen of the South

Scottish Reserve League
Aberdeen scorers: Kiddie, Kiddie (Pen), Smith, Smith, McLaughlin, Merchant .

26/03/1949 | KO: 15:00

Alec Kiddie Makes a Come-back

The Aberdeen Reserves did something last week that is usually considered impossible - they were in two places at the same time!! At Dundee they opposed the Dens Park A Team in the Second Eleven Cup, and after a hard if not thrilling tie they had to retire defeated by the odd goal in three. They gave as good as they got in this game and would not have got more than their due if they had forced a draw. The chances to score were there, but unfortunately the forwards had an off day. Twelve minutes from the end Andrews got a somewhat lucky goal for Dundee.
At Pittodrie another A team was doing battle with Queen of the South A. Considering all the circumstances it was a wonderfully good game. To complete their eleven the Dons had to call on the services of two juniors, and both the lads who turned out gave a very good account of themselves. Watson made the long journey from England and gave a grand performance in goal. Findlay and Merchant resumed after several weeks' enforced absence. (Findlay had had appendicitis, Merchant a broken nose.) Both showed they have fully recovered. Queen of the South Reserves put up a fair show up to the interval, but in the second half they were overwhelmed by the home team.
With Cappielow Park out of use meantime, the Reserves are left without a fixture this week.

Source: Match Programme, 2nd April 1949

Alec Kiddie has been off for most of the season through injury, but he showed against Oueen of the South "A" at Pittodrie on Saturday that he is still a clever player. He was the best of the forwards in the victory, although a junior on the left wing also created a good impression.
After the interval the Pittodrie colt's had the game well in hand. Earlier, things had been pretty even, and when danger threatened the home goal Massie and Dunlop were prominent in defence.
Kiddle got two of the Aberdeen goals, one from a penalty. Other scorers were Smith (2), McLaugnlin and Merchant.

Source: Press & Journal, 28th March 1949

Queen of the South Teamsheet
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: G. Milligan, Falkirk
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