Pearson and Boyd Were Football Artists
A DRAW was a fair result in last night's charity match at Pittodrie. but it would be difficult to convince an Aberdeen supporter that the penalty from which Dundee scored their late equaliser was a just award.
The referee adjudged McKenzie to have handled in a tackle with Gerrie, but earlier he had allowed more flagrant offences to pass unnoticed at the other end.
As is usually the case in friendly games, the pace was never really hectic.
In fact, the first half was most disappointing, and it took a goal from Gerrie a minute after halftime to liven things up.
Alf. Boyd, centre half of Dundee, and Tommy Pearson, the Dons left winger, supplied most of the artistic touches. Boyd was cool under pressure and gave Rodger little scope, although the centre seldom got the ball on the ground.
Pearson often had Massie in trouble, but on the other side of the field there were some grand duels between Cowan and Hather.
The Dons defence was steady, and McKenna and McKenzie saw to it that Fraser and Gerrie, the two Aberdeen junior products, were little in the game.
Gerrie got one real chance a minute after half-time, and he was on the ball like a flash to score when Ewen put through a good pass.
In ten minutes Massie sliced a clearance to Hather, who headed into the net. Three minutes later came the most spectacular counter of the evening. Hather crossed and Yorston popped up to send the ball flashing behind Brown.
Five minutes from time came the penalty incident. Ewen took the kick and equalised.
Source: Press & Journal, 6th May 1950