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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Hamilton

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Hamilton

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Hamilton 37, Baird 84, Hamilton 62.

14/05/1947 | KO: 19:30

HAMILTON PLAYS A GREAT GAME AT CENTRE

Dons Win but Forwards Waste Many Chances
By NORMAN MACDONALD

The Dons need never be in difficulties for a centre forward. Against Hamilton Accies at Pittodrie last night George Hamilton proved that he is as good spearhead of the attack as he is at inside right.

Aberdeen won 3-0, and but for the brilliant goalkeeping of Campbell that total might well have been doubled. But there was more to it than good goalkeeping - the home forwards had been bitten by the squander bug. Chances were wasted.
George Hamilton, as leader of the attack, spread play intelligently with head and feet and scored two of the three goals.
The Dons' international inside right actually had the ball in the net four times, but two of the points were disallowed for offside.
He and Baird were Aberdeen's best forwards. The inside left seems to have recovered his former speed and dash.
The score of 3-0 certainly does not truly represent the Dons' superiority, although the game was by no means one-sided. The Lanarkshire team's quick-moving forwards kept the Aberdeen defence active.
Hamilton opened the scoring for the Dons with a perfectly judged header after thirty-seven minutes' play. He beat Rothera, the Accies centre half, a high lob from Harris, and placed the ball in the net well out of Campbell's reach.

McLaughlin Hurt

In the early minutes of the second half McLaughlin and Stewart collided in going for a high ball and retired with head injuries. Both resumed after ten minutes' absence, McLaughlin taking the left-wing berth.
McCall dropped back to left half and Taylor crossed to the right. With seventeen minutes played Aberdeen got their second goal. When McLaughlin drove the ball against McGurk, Hamilton fastened on to the rebound and ran forward to find the corner of the net with a left-foot drive.
Baird was responsible for a well-taken third goal six minutes from the end. He beat the goalkeeper in the jump for a corner kick from Miller and adroitly headed the ball down and into the net.

Dons' Farewell,/p> This was the Dons' farewell appearance for the season at Pittodrie, and in making their final bow they assured themselves of third position on the Scottish League "A" Division table.
The forwards played some neat and entertaining football.
Waddell, at centre half, was reliable, and Watson, in goal, dealt confidently with what little came his way.
Honours of the game so far as the Accies are concerned must go to Campbell in goal. He brought off numerous saves that would have spelt goal against a less alert and daring 'keeper.

Source: Press & Journal, 15th May 1947

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Hamilton Teamsheet
Campbell; McGurk, Devine; Daly, Rothera, McFarlane; McGuigan, Stewart, Stewart, Johnstone, McVinish
Attendance: 12,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: R. Duthie, Kirkcaldy
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