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Newcastle United 4 - 0 Aberdeen

HT Score: Newcastle United 2 - 0 Aberdeen

Coronation Cup
Newcastle United scorers: White 14, Hannah 20, Young 52 (og), Milburn 83.

13/05/1953 | KO: 19:00

Dons Lack Bite in Coronation Cup-Tie

George Hamilton Is The Only Success In Attack

THE Dons slid quietly, if not particularly gracefully, out of the Coronation Cup competition at Ibrox Park last night.
Beaten 4-0 by a brisk and business-like Newcastle team, they did not leave a good impression on the 12,000 spectators.
The Geordies were quicker, more cohesive and more dangerous in attack.
Seven minutes after the start of the second half Newcastlewere three goals up and from that point onwards they didn’t find it necessary to pull the throttle wide open.
Admittedly, they were unlucky with some of their scoring efftorts, but the same lack of "bite" which cost them the Scottish Cup was in evidence last night.

Hamilton Best

Hamilton was their best forward and it was no fault of his that they failed to find the net in the opening period.
None of the others earned any medals and Yorston and Boyd were most disappointing. The latter won't solve the Dons’ right wing problem on this form.
The Aberdeen defence could not cope with the fast moving and dangerous Newcastle forwards.
The half-back line worked hard, but could not be described as masters of the situation.

Crackerjack Goal

The best football came from the English League team. They had a strong and speedy centre in Milburn and the Newcastle leader wrote his signature boldly on this game with a crackerjack fourth goal five minutes from the end.
The best ball player on the field, however, was Hannah, the wee United inside left. He gave a delightful display.
Newcastle now meet Hibs in the semi-final at Ibrox on Saturday and there is every prospect of a fast and lively game.
Manchester United made the English representation 50% by ousting Rangers at Hampden. They now meet Celtic at the same venue on Saturday.

Martin Slips

Apart from their failure to get goals, the Dons last night were but a shadow of the side which shook Rangers in the Scottish Cup final.
Two of the goals conceded to Newcastle made Martin look somewhat foolish.
The keeper could do nothing to prevent the first, when a Young clearance on the goal-line in fourteen minutes, rebounded off Whiye, the Newcastle right winger, into the net.
But the second was a matter for regret. Hannah gathered the ball about two yards outside the penalty area and belted it into the net. Martin made no effort to save and the only explanation seems to be that he was unsighted.
He could not make the same claim, however, when the third was scored in fifty-two minutes.

Best Goal

In a desperate bid to stop the forceful Milburn, Young tried to ish Cup pass back from fifteen yards’ range. The ball finished in the cornet of the net while Martin appeared momentarily paralysed.
The best goal of the game was contributed by Milburn in the closing minutes. When White whipped the ball into the middle from a free kick on the right the Newcastle leader met it before it could touch the ground and crashed it into the net.

Source: Evening Express, 14th May 1953
Newcastle United Teamsheet
Ronnie Simpson, Bobby Cowell, Ron Batty, Joe Harvey, Frank Brennan, Charlie Crowe, Len White, Tommy Mulgrew, Jackie Milburn, George Hannah, Bobby Mitchell.
Attendance: 12,000
Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Referee: B.M.Griffiths (Wales).
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