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match report 1941-42 fixture list
Probables 5 - 4 Possibles
Kick Off:    Bain, McLeod, Dunlop, McCall, Hunter       Walls, Taylor (2), McLeod  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
HOPES are high that Aberdeen F.C. will play a prominent part in the North-Eastern League competition. The form shown in the trial game at Pittodrie on Saturday was most satisfactory, and the signs are that, the Dons will be able to field a strong team.

Aberdeen's latest signings - Lyon (Celtic), Donaldson (Hearts) and McCall (Nottingham Forest) - all made impressive debuts. The Hearts winger was the outstanding forward afield and revealed himself as a fast and dangerous raider.
Other players in the "Probables" side who impressed were McLeod, the former East Fife and Manchester City inside-forward, Johnstone and Dunlop.


The "Probables" included players who are likely to turn out regularly for the Dons. They held a 4-1 lead at the interval, but in the second-half the forward lines were changed over and this certainly made a difference. Gemmell came in for Gilbert in the "Possibles" attack.

"Possibles" were soon on level terms, but a late goal by Hunter gave "Probables" victory.
Best in the "Possibles" side were Thomson. Ewing, the right-wing pair, Cheape and Dempsey, and Walls.


Scorers:- "Probables" - Bain, McLeod, Dunlop, McCall and Hunter; "Possibles" - Walls, Taylor (2) and McLeod. It is understood that Aberdeen have asked permission of Manchester City to play McLeod, and they are also interested in Walls, Cowdenbeath and Clewlow, a forward who has played for Wolves.

Source: Press & Journal, 4th August 1941

Probables Teamsheet:  PROBABLES?Johnstone; Cooper, Gall (Aberdeen Juniors); Dunlop, Lyon (Celtic), McCall (Notts Forest); Donaldson (Hearts), Bain, Taylor, (Manchester City), Duncan (Derby County)


Possibles Teamsheet:  Kelly; Thomson, Ramsay; Willox (Keith), Ewing (Partick Thistle), Rae (Army); Cheape (Army), Dempsey (Cowdenbeath), Gilbert (Aberdeen Juniors), Walls (Cowdenbeath), Hunter (Army)


Referee: Peter Craigmyle, Aberdeen

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