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Div 1 (Old) 
17/09/1949
 
Aberdeen 1 - 1 Clyde
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Stenhouse 53.       Davies 14  
Attendance: 18,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
A fortnight ago against St. Mirren Dons supporters would have been fairly well pleased with a draw. Last Saturday against Clyde the Dons got a point, but somehow it gave little satisfaction to their supporters. Possibly this was because St. Mirren, a hard-hitting team, for long periods of the game looked at least as good as the home team, whereas Clyde, although at times they showed flashes of good play, all over the piece performed as though they wouldn't be surprised if they lost. The Dons had the chances to win and at times their efforts were quite entertaining, speedy moves that sent the ball right into the visitors' goal mouth and on several occasions hairbreadth escapes for Clyde. There is no use blinding ourselves to the fact however that the Dons machine is not yet running as sweetly as we would like, but it is difficult to detect any definite fault.
The game must have been rather an ordeal for Ashe and Chalmers, but both did quite well in their first outing with the first team. For Stenhouse and Millar it was not a first appearance, but a reappearance in the senior eleven, and they showed that they can be counted upon to play a useful game whenever called upon.
When Harris shot in the closing minutes it looked as though the home team might succeed as St. Mirren had done practically on the final whistle on the previous week, but his shot was hardly hard enough and the injured Hewkins threw himself desperately across the goal to turn the ball past for a corner and save a precious point for his side.

Source: Match Programme 24th September 1949

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Curran, Ashe, McKenna, Anderson, Roy, Chalmers, Millar, Stenhouse, Kelly, Harris, Pearson.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Clyde Teamsheet:  hewkins, Gibson, Deans, Campbell, Milligan, Long, Davies, Galletley, Linwood, Baird, Bootland

Bookings:

Referee: H. P. Anderson, Edinburgh

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