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Aberdeen 4 - 3 Clyde

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 1 Clyde

League Cup Group D
Aberdeen scorers: Anderson 4, Hamilton 36, Emery 47, Hamilton 80.
Clyde scorers: Galletly 27, Linwood 68, McPhail 75

12/08/1950 | KO: 15:00

Neither Dons Nor Clyde Were Impressive

Pittodrie Defensive Lapses Gifted Two Goals to Shawfield Team

NEITHER the Dons nor Clyde, by their play at Pittodrie on Saturday, suggested that they are equipped with the power to storm their way to the forefront of Scottish football this season.

Aberdeen would have offered sounder credentials had they not conceded two unnecessary goals within seven minutes in the second half. They were the direct result of defensive blunders.
The Dons won 4-3; it might just as easily have been 4-1. They held a 3-1 lead until twenty-two minutes from the end. Only a late goal by Hamilton retrieved the situation.
It was an unhappy game for Fred Martin, the Aberdeen goalkeeper. He must accept most of the blame for the loss of the two second-half goals. Martin is a better 'keeper than he showed on Saturday.
One of the bright spots from the Aberdeen point of view was the sterling play of Davie Shaw, the new full back from Hibs.
He proved himself a safe and crafty defender and, as captain of the side, set a fine example by word and deed.
Emery gained in confidence after a shaky start and had a good second half. Anderson was the best home half back. He was particularly effective in the tackle and tried hard to force on play.
Harris gave an uninspiring display. The tempo of the game seemed too fast for him. McKenzie could never claim the mastery over Linwood, a clever and intelligent leader for Clyde.

Hather Danger Man,/p> The Dons' attack was patchy. The most consistent performers were Hamilton and Hather. The left winger was speedy and enterprising and was the danger man so far as the Shawfield defence was concerned.
Hamilton was a keen and energetic leader, but there is room for improvement in the play of the inside supports. Baird flashed into the game every now and again, but was not consistent, while considering the amount of energy he crowded into the ninety minutes Yorston contributed verv little towards victory.
Boyd, the new right winger from Queen's Park, was rarely in the limelight. He was given the ball far too seldom and on the few occasions he did gain possession he was pounced on by S. Dunn.
Aberdeen won. I should think most of the players will get another chance against Rangers at Ibrox on Wednesday. If they fail to make good one or two of them are in grave danger of being dropped.
Clyde were not an impressive company. No fault could be found with Miller in goal, but the only other members of the Shawfield side who caught the eye regularly were J. Dunn at right half and Linwood at centre-forward.
Early Goal

The Dons got off to a quick start. Within four minutes they had the ball in the net. When Anderson swept the ball in from the left Milligan beat Hamilton to it with his head. The right half followed up and a full-blooded drive glanced off the underside of the crossbar into the net.
With twehty-seven minutes played Clyde hit back. Martin only half smothered a shot by McPhail. The ball rose high over the keeper's head and Galletly came in to head into an empty goal.
Hamilton restored Aberdeen's lead before the interval. J. Dunn failed to clear the ball and the centre's shot rebounded off Miller into the net.
Two minutes after the restart Emery provided one of the big thrills of the game when he sent a free kick from thirty yards thundering into the net off the underside of the crossbar.
After sixty-eight minutes' play Martin hesitated about leaving his goal to intercept a cross from Davis and Linwood headed home. Seven minutes later the Dons' 'keeper came out but failed to gather a cross from Galletly and McPhail levelled the scores.
With ten minutes left for play Baird touched on a through pass from Harris and Hamilton scored the winner with a well-placed shot.

Source: Press & Journal, 14th August 1950

Clyde Teamsheet
Miller; Lindsay, S. Dunn; J. Dunn, Milligan, Haddock; Gallitly, David, Linwood, McPhail, Barclay
Attendance: 28,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: D. McKercher, Stanley
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