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Clyde 0 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Clyde 0 - 2 Aberdeen

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Scott 10, Skea 20.

12/04/1938 | KO:

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Aberdeen were easily the better side against Clyde in their Alliance game \t Shawfield last night. In the first half especially Clyde were seldom in the game.

Only the splendid work of Brown and Robb saved Clyde from a heavy defeat. Extra work was thrown on the Clyde middle men through a weak display forward.
Clyde's attack, while clever enough in the outfield, could not get better of the Dons' defence.


The North men were strong all round. "Newman," to judge from the little he got to do, proved a capable keeper. Strong half-back play was mainly responsible for Clyde's attack failing.
Williams, the South African; W. Scott, and Skea were always a source of worry to Clyde's rearguard.
Brown was in action in the opening minutes when Scott tested him with a dangerous-looking high shot. Robertson, with the Aberdeen defence apparently claiming offside, hesitated, and a defender stepped in and cleared.
Aberdeen pressed continually after this, and only Brown stood between them and a score. In ten minutes they were rewarded with a smartly-taken goal by Scott, who sent a fierce first-time drive past Brown. The ball came from Williams almost knee-high ? a spectacular goal that Brown had no chance to save.
Clyde did occasionally get to Aberdeen's penalty area, but, when within shooting distance, were disappointing. The Dons middle line kept urging on their forwards, and in another ten minutes went further ahead.


Williams, in possession parted to Scott, who travelled across field and sent out to Skea. The winger travelled on and shot powerfully past Brown for a second goal.
Aberdeen were now keen for more, and only Brown leaving his goal on several occasions prevented Aberdeen adding to their score.
In an effort to improve matters Robertson changed places with Keenan after the interval, but with little success. In the last half-hour Clyde did most of the pressing and two efforts by Thomson were the nearest they came to scoring.
"Newman" saved well the first drive, while the second one found a defender in the way.

Source: Press & Journal, 13th April 1938

Clyde Teamsheet
Brown; Hamilton, Kirk; Wilkie, Robb, Weir; Robertson, Wallace, Keenen, Thomson, 'Newman'
Venue: Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow
Referee: A. West, Glasgow
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