Opposition from "C" Division teams, especially of the calibre of Montrose, can be an unreliable yardstick in assessing a young player's prospects of doing well in the faster "A" Division game, but George Samuels, the Dons' reserve right half back, may soon make his debut in the higher grade (writes James Forbes).
The former Broxburn Athletic player looks awkward at first glance, but be generally contrives to get the ball. His staying power is tremendous and he showed once more against Montrose that he can part with the ball accurately.
Another Pittodrie youngster who appreciated the Samuels service was Dougie Newlands' the clever young winger. He snapped a goal himself, and his crosses invariably spelt danger.
MAKING his home debut was Billy Smith, former Sunnybank inside forward. He had quite a good first halt, but his shooting was bad and lack of training told long before the end.
The spotlight was not focused on the young lads all the time. Archie Baird and Tommy Pearson, especially the latter, showed that they are a cut above the "C" Division standard and they did as they liked with the Montrose defence.
Pearson was the ideal model for the young player. Apart from his brilliant ball play he showed his younger colleagues the correct way to hit the ball. The 'keeper had no chance of saving any of the winger's four goals.