SOMETHING must be done to gear up the Dewar Shield competition. The situation is rapidly developing on farcical lines.
The chances are at the moment that this season's final will have to be held over until next season and last season's final has not yet been decided.
It certainly will be somewhat ridiculous if the 1950-51, 1951-52 and 1952-53 finals all pile up for decision next season.
ABERDEEN and Dundee reached the final last season, but I cannot see how they can organise the home and home fixtures before the end of the month.
The Dons staked a strong claim to reach the last stage of this season’s competition when they established a 3-0 lead at Pittodrie on Saturday. The second game is due on Saturday, April 26, four days before the end of the season, so it seems certain that this final, too, will be held over.
Dundee United were a poor team at Pittodrie and unless they reorganise their attack they appear to have little chance of making a fight of it in the second match.
The Dons didn’t win any medals in the first half of Saturdays game, but they clearly proved after the interval that they were the better team.
ABERDEEN F.C were represented at the St Johnslone- Dunfermline Division "B", Cup-tie at Muirton Park on Saturday. The Pittodrie club were probably running the rule over Ally MGowan, the St Johnstone left back, in whom the Dons have evinced an interest.
Mr David Halliday, the manager, travelled to the Scottish Junior Cup semi-final between Kilbirnie Ladeside and Lugar Boswell. John Dunbar, the Kilbirnie centre-forward, is provisionally signed for Aberdeen.
Source: Evening Express, 16th April 1951
Aberdeen Teamsheet Martin
Dundee United Teamsheet
Bob Wyllie, Ian Smart, Doug Berrie, George Morrison, Bobby Ross, Dave Stratton, Jimmy Knight, George Grant, John Scott, Andy Dunsmore, George Cruikshank.
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: R.Yacamini, Perth