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Aberdeen 1 - 1 Leicester City

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 1 Leicester City

Aberdeen scorers: Boyd.
Leicester City scorers: McDonald.

23/09/1957 | KO: 15:00

Holiday Game

The weather clerk was kind after all for the September Holiday match. After a morning of heavy rain, the clouds lifted and the game was played under almost ideal playing conditions. It looked at one time as though the match was going to be a " wash-out." Many will recall the September when Manchester United came North and the weather was so bad that the game had to be postponed until the Tuesday.

Air Transport

The journey by rail from Leicester to Aberdeen would have taken about fourteen hours. Instead Mr. Halliday took his players to Birmingham and within four hours they were in Aberdeen, having flown first to Renfrew and thence to Dyce. Rail travel can be very comfortable but the journey by air is clearly the method of the future.


That Aberdeen did not win outright against Leicester was as much the fault of the home attack as the skill (and fortune!) of the opposing 'keeper.
Leicester at times played quite cleverly but rarely looked dangerous. The home side showed far more spirit and their team-work was superior. It is clear that Mr. Halliday's side have found the pace of the first division quite a strain and because of recent results they appear to have lost some of their confidence. One or two wins would do them all the good in the world. We feel sure that is all they need to set them once more on the rails. Ian McNeil and Joe O'Neil were probably very anxious to do well in front of their old supporters and neither did himself justice.

Source: Match Programme 28th September 1957 [2nd XI Cup]

Leicester City Teamsheet
Johnny Anderson, Stan Milburn, Willie Cunningham, Joe O'Neil, Jack Froggatt, Pat Ward, Tommy McDonald, Ian McNeill, Willie Gardiner, Arthur Rowley, Billy Wright.
Attendance: 13,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Hugh Phillips, Wishaw
Next Match
10 Jul 2024 / 19:00 / Balmoor Stadium, Peterhead