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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Arbroath

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Arbroath

Scottish Cup Second Round
Aberdeen scorers: Davidson 15, Baird 51, Hather 73.

14/02/1959 | KO: 15:00

Bad Ground

The pitch for last week's cup-tie had a deceptive appearance. It looked in good condition but was actually spongy. The bounce of the ball could seldom be judged and at times a ground pass failed to reach the player not because of any misjudgement but due to the bad surface.

Like Lead

The players were saying that the bali felt like a "lump of lead" and in the opinion of some it seemed heavier than on any other occasion they can remem­ber. This would seem to be an argu­ment in favour of using the white ball (or the yellow)!!
These specially treated leather balls seem to be imper­vious to moisture.

Good Show

The cup-tie may not have been a classic but it gave some of the thrills we associate with such games. The Dons grudged that second half penalty award - but if Easson had scored with the kick, we might well have had a "spell­binder" till the finish. As it was, Arbroath fought with spirit to the very end and made many friends.

Source: Reserve Match Programme, 21st February 1959

N.B. Arbroath's Easson missed the penalty kick after a foul by Clydesdale.
Arbroath Teamsheet
Williamson, McLevy, Sinclair, Brown, Young, McLean, McIntosh, Anderson, Easson, Stephen, Quinn
Attendance: 15,600
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: G. Bowman, Clydebank
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