Team RearrangedThe Dons rearranged their team after the interval. Williams went to centre. Harris to right-half. Taylor to left-half and McCall to outside-left. These alterations made no material difference. Williams was no more successful against Drinkwater, a strong centre-half than had Harris been in the first period. The Dons had scarcely realised the game had started when they were a goal down. Deakin sent the ball through to Aikman, and when Taylor slipped in tackling the centre he sent past Johnstone. Clever footwork by Williams, who eluded Telfer to cross an excellent ball, enabled Baird to head home the equaliser in twenty-three minutes. Dunlop at Fault Dunlop was at fault when Deakin restored Saints' lead. He failed to head clear a free kick by Drinkwater. This goal came nine minutes from the interval and five minutes later the Paisley team got a third. When Aikman sent the ball out to Crowe, on the right, the Aberdeen defenders stood up to claim for offside and the winger went on to net with ease. The only St Mirren goal of the second half came three minutes after the restart. Deakin chased an up-the-middie pass from Aikman, resisted a challenge from Harris and sent into the net. Aberdeen's second goal came from a penalty taken by Baird. Kiddie was brought down by Crowe.
Source: Press & Journal, 26th August 1946