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Div 1 (Old) 
15/09/1945
 
Hibernian 1 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Caskie 23       Taylor 16 (Pen).  
Attendance: 26,000
Venue: Easter Road, Edinburgh
The Dons Earned Draw At Easter Road
ABERDEEN can lay claim being worthy leaders of "A" Division of the Scottish League. They are now a point ahead of Motherwell, who unexpectedly fell by the odd goal in three at home to Queen's Park.

The 26,000 people who saw Aberdeen deservedly draw 1-1 with Hibs at Easter Road will remember the game for a long time. It was a terrific struggle with not a dull moment. It used to be said that Aberdeen, had a defence second to none. That holds good to-day.
To the defence, put to a severe test, must be given praise for a division of the spoils.
They had a gruelling, particularly during a period of twenty minutes in the second half, but they put up a solid wall against an attack which is certainly the best the Dons have encountered this season.
The Dons' attack did not function too well, but, the forwards had luck with their shooting. For instance. Pattillo in the second period, from twenty yards, hit the ball with all his power. The ball struck the underside of the crossbar before the goalkeeper could even get his hand above his head and rebounded safety. It was an effort worthy a goal.

Greatest Test

The game provided the Dons with their greatest test, of the season. They emerged with distinction and earned the admiration present.
In an Aberdeen team in which every man pulled his weight, the men who stood out were Johnstone (who saved a penalty), Cooper, Dunlop, Bremner and Baird. The man who outshone all others in the Hibs' team was Gordon Smith, a really great player.
Taylor scored for Aberdeen from a penalty, and Caskie equalised for Hibs. Peat failed with a penaltv for Hibs.

Source: Press & Journal, 17th September 1945

Hibernian Teamsheet:  Downie, Govan, Hall, Finnigan, Aird, Kean, Smith, Peat, Milne, A. Buchanan, Caskie

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, McKenna, Bremner, Dunlop, Taylor, Kiddie, Baird, Williams, Pattillo, Green.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: W. Webb, Glasgow

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