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Aberdeen 6 - 0 Stirling Albion

HT Score: Aberdeen 3 - 0 Stirling Albion

Div 1 (Old)
Aberdeen scorers: Hamilton 5, Pearson 21, Rodger 36, Hamilton 63, Rodger 76, Emery 85 (Pen).

12/03/1952 | KO: 16:15

AFTER his display against Stirling Albion at Pittodrie yesterday evening one cannot but regret that George Hamilton was missing from the Dons' attack in the cup-tie at Dens Park last Saturday.
His clever distribution at inside right was a feature of the game, and he claimed two of Aberdeen’s six goals. Not only did he add unity to the line, but Boyd benefitted from his partnership.
It was a poor game, due to the weak opposition offered by the Annfield team. Hamilton opened the scoring in five minutes, and from then onwards it was obvious that there could but one result.

THE Stirling team played as eleven units. Their defence was easily outwitted and the impoverished state of their attack can be judged from the fact that Martin, in the Aberdeen goal, hadn’t half-a-dozen serious scoring attempts with which to deal throughout the game.
The Dons attack played some clever football and it would be interesting to see them in action against sterner oposition. Hay and Pearson developed quite a good understanding on the left wing. The young inside forward was desperately keen to score and his very eagerness proved his undoing on more than one occasion.

A SMART move by Hay and Rodger gave Hamilton the opportunity to open the scoring, and in twenty-one minutes forceful play by Harris ended in Pearson beating Jenkins, the Stirling 'keeper, with a glorious drive.
When Hay turned the ball in from the left in thirty-six minutes Rodger dashed through at top speed to beat Jenkins from the edge of the penalty box.
Eighteen minutes after the start of the second half Hamilton ran through from a Rodger pass to make the total four, and in thirty-one minutes Rodger notched the fifth when Pearson chipped the ball over from the left.

IN the closing minutes Hamilton wandered his way through the Stirling defence and after he had beaten Jenkins, the keeper collared him round the legs from the rear. Emery planted the resultant spot kick in the net.
The Annfield team were handicapped by an injury to Mitchell, their left half, who played on the wing for most of the game. This, however, did not affect the ultimate result.

Source: Evening Express, 13th March 1952
Stirling Albion Teamsheet
jenkins, Gibson, McCabe, Rutherford, Paton, Mitchell, Bertolini, MacFarlane, Silcock, Dick, Anderson
Attendance: 12,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: W. J. Brown
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