Hamilton MissedThe little South African missed the co-operation and craft of George Hamilton. Harris didn't spare himself. Drafted from the right wing to inside left, he succeeded in making himself a continual source trouble to the Parkhead defence. He was the best Aberdeen forward. Waddell was the keystone of the Pittodrie defence. Never showy, he did his job of barring the road down the middle in workmanlike fashion. He had a good game. The Dons took their chances and deserved to win, but they will have to strike with more speed and determination if thev are succeed where Hearts failed, and beat East Fife at Dens Park this week in the League Cup. Celtic had a resourceful centre half in Corbett, and Mallan, at left back, Played soundly. McAulay at half tried hard and often successfully to get his forwards on the move. He was the best wing half of the four. It was in attack that Celts' chief weakness lay.
Kiddie Picks His SpotTheir defence slipped up, however, when the Dons opened the scoring in nineteen minutes. Harris smartly whisked the ball into the middle following a throw-in. There wasn't a Celtic defender near Kiddie and the amateur picked his spot in the net. Celtic's best spells were in the opening stages of each half. Victory wasn't assured for the Dons until Baird got a second goal thirteen minutes from the final whistle. Kiddie lobbed the ball forward and Baird resisted a tackle by Mallan to lob the ball over the 'keeper into the net. The attendance was 30,000.
Source: Press & Journal, 6th October 1947