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match report 1943-44 fixture list
Reds 3 - 2 Blues
    Trial Match
Kick Off:          Roach (Middlesbrough), Colquhoun (Rochdale)  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
McSpadyen Sparkles in Pittodrie Trial
OUTSTANDING player in the Aberdeen trial at Pittodrie was McSpadyen, the Dons' outside right. He gave a brilliant display, and his form throughout was up to the standard which won him honours in past seasons.

The trial revealed that there will be no necessity to upset the Dons' regular formation, although a problem may present itself at back with Ancell playing at his best.
There were several "guest" players on view, and a number of them demonstrated that they can be called on at any time.
Young Bruce, the Aberdeen boy in the Dons' goal, gave a sterling display. Ditchburn, the Tottenham custodian, in the opposite goal, also distinguished himself. Hiles, of Fulham, and Collier, of York City, proved that they are fit for the best company. Of the strangers attack, Moir (R.A.F.) impressed most. He is fast on the ball, and is a good shot. Ewen failed to come up to expectations.
Aberdeen's sixteen-year-old player, George Christie, drafted into one at the attacks after the interval, showed that he has uncoubted skill.
It was satisfactory trial from all points view, and the Aberdeen club can look forward to the coming season with confidence.
The Reds beat the Blues by the odd goal in five. Pattllto scored all three goals for the Reds, while Roach (Middlesbrough) and Colquhoun (Rochdale) scored for the Blues.
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