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match report 1941-42 fixture list
Mitchell Cup Final First Leg 
Dundee United 4 - 3 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    D. Low, Gardiner, Glassey (2)       Gourlay, Milne, Pattillo.  
Attendance: 8,000
Venue: Tannadice Park, Dundee
Dons One in Arrears
Aberdeen went under to Dundee United in the first leg of the North-Eastern Cup final at Tannadice. If the Dons had had any luck at all they would have won by a good margin, for on no fewer than five occasions shots by Aberdeen players struck the woodwork. But with only a goal in arrears they can go forward in the second game at Pittodrie on Saturday with confidence. It was a fast game throughout, and both teams set a high standard.


The Dons were undeservedly a goal down at the interval, and at one period in the second half it looked as if United would win easily. They led 3-1, and it says much for the fighting spirit of the Dons that they drew level before losing the fourth goal. Best goal of the seven was scored by Arthur Milne. Getting possession just over the middle line, he forged ahead and drew the United goalkeeper out, then lobbed the ball over his head into the net. Pattillo's goal was also beautifully taken. The Dons defence came out of the ordeal with flying colours.


Pattillo was always dangerous and was easily the best forward afield. Arthur Milne was a good second. United have a strong attack. They have very clever inside men in Glassey and Gardiner, while Juliussen is always ready to shoot. The defence was shaky at times.

Source: Press & Journal, 18th May 1942

Dundee United Teamsheet:  Brownlee; Sibley, Fordyce; Melville, A. Low, Adamson; D. Low, Gardiner, Juliussen, Glassey, Nevins


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Howe, Dunlop, Gavin, Taylor, Pattillo, Gourlay, Milne, Drury, Dryden.

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