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match report 1947-48 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Aberdeen 6 - 0 Queens Park
Kick Off:  2:30 PM   Williams 11, Millar 17, Harris 35, Taylor 43 (Pen), Harris 60, Williams 67.        
Attendance: 15,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Dons (and Spectators) Refreshed
Hamilton's Return Added Confidence

THE Dons have launched their counter-offensive. Queen's Park provided the springboard for their initial attack in their bid to move up the League table.
Question now is: Can they continue the advance and consolidate their position at Greenock this week?

Certainly their 6-0 victory over the amateurs at Pittodrie was encouraging. Refreshing, best describes their display - refreshing both for the players themselves and their supporters.
There was a champagne-like sparkle about the forwards which, if maintained, will bring better resuits.
Was it a coincidence that Aberdeen's recovery coincided with Hamilton return to the active list after seven weeks' absence?
He may not have played the leading role in the Dons' success, but he seemed to give added confidence to the attack as a whole.
Hamilton was not tuned to concert pitch any more than was Dunlop the previous week after a spell as spectator. There's no denying, however, that the centre half was an improved player on Saturday. Hamilton, no doubt, will have benefited from the game against Queen's Park.
Whether or not the inside right provided the inspiration, his team-mates in the front line revealed a sharpness and buoyancy that has been missing for weeks.
Williams was active and elusive throughout - a headache to the Queen's Park defence. His first goal was one of the best he has scored since coming to Pittodrie.

Tony - Not Harris

Harris, against his old team, worked untiringly. His value may be gauged from the fact that he is now Tony, instead of Harris, to the crowd.
Millar was troubled by a leg injury, but his play gave every indication that he is going to prove more valuable on the right wing than on the left. McCall, like Hamilton, didn't get among the goals, but he was a hard-working winger.
The Aberdeen defence emerged from the game with credit, and again Waddell impressed at right half.
A greater loss than the points to Queen's Park will be the services of lan Harnett, their left half. He sustained a double fracture of the right leg in the closing twenty mittutes of the game. Harnett is well known as a Scottish Counties cricketer as well as footballer.

McColl Injured

Early in the second half they had to reshuffle their team when McColl, their right back, was injured and had to go on the wing.
Williams set the Dons on the victory road after eleven minutes' play. When Harris sent the ball forward it glanced off Letham and the centre sent it crashing into the net.
Seven minutes later, Harris and Williams both went for the ball. While they hesitated, Millar nipped in and netted with a well-placed shot.
With thirty-five minutes played, Hamilton headed on a corner from Millar, and Harris added the finishing touch. Two minutes from the interval McColl handled the ball inside the penalty area, and Taylor converted the resultant penalty kick.
Aberdeen's second-half goals came in the fifteenth and twenty-second minutes. Harris got the fifth when he headed home a corner from McCall, and Williams completed the scoring with a clever header from a long cross into the goalmouth from Waddell.

Source: Press & Journal, 22nd November 1947

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cowie, McKenna, Waddell, Dunlop, Taylor, Millar, Hamilton, Williams, Harris, McCall.

Unused Subs:


Queens Park Teamsheet:  Simpson, McColl, Johnstone, McBain, Letham, Harnett, Alexander, Aitken, Farquhar, Hardie, Brown


Referee: R. J. Smith

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