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match report 1939-40 fixture list
Aberdeen 5 - 1 Rangers Reserves
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Pattillo 4, Williams 20, Simpson (OG) 44, Ferguson 50, Pattillo 85.       Findlay 12  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Pattillo Scores Couple of Good Goals

ABERDEEN and Rangers Reserves provided spectators with some keen and interesting football in their friendly fixture at Pittodrie on Saturday.

The Dons won with something spare, but the game was not so one-sided as the score suggests. Except for Jenkins, McDonald, and Simpson, the Light Blues fielded a team of youngsters, and several of them played well enough to suggest that they will find their way into the Ibrox first eleven. They just lacked the experience of the home players.
The Aberdeen forwards played Pattillo gave Simpson a busy afternoon and scored two good goals, while Williams was a clever and tricky inside forward.


Wilson, the former Hamilton and Preston player, who appeared at outside right, was seen to advantage in the second half. Two of the goals came from his crosses.
Jock Thomson played well at halfback, and Taylor kept his end up at right back. Cumming was a confident 'keeper.
Rangers were best served in defence by McDonald and Gilmour. The left half is a sound, forcing half-back. Honours in attack went to the right-wing pair, Forshaw and Duncanson. The latter was particularly effective.
Aberdeen took the lead in four minutes. When a free kick by Scott was headed out Pattillo met the ball first-time to find the net. Eight minutes later Findlay ran from almost the centre line to score a good equalising goal.


The Dons regained the lead after twenty minutes' play, when Williams netted after Jenkins had punched out a corner from Wilson. Before the interval Simpson, in attempting to clear a cross from Wilson, deflected the ball into his own goal to increase the home total.
Ferguson got the Dons' fourth goal early in the second half by heading home a cross from Williams, and before the finish Pattillo repeated the performance from a centre from Wilson.

Source: Press & Journal, 29th April 1940

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Cumming, Taylor, Thomson, Scott, Waddell, Thomson, Wilson, Williams, Pattillo, Ferguson, Smith.

Unused Subs:


Rangers Reserves Teamsheet:  George Jenkins, McDonald, John Nimmo, Sammy Ross, Jimmy Simpson, Thomas Gilmour, James Forshaw, Jimmy Duncanson, Gordon Findlay, Melville, David Marshall.


Referee: W.Jaffrey, Aberdeen

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