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match report 1950-51 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
Celtic 3 - 4 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  2:30 PM   Collins (pen) 12, Anderson (o.g.) 16, Tully 80       Yorston 24, Tully (OG) 61, Delaney 67, Emery 79 (Pen).  
Attendance: 45,000
Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow
The Dons completed the double by their 4-3 win over Celtic at Parkhead on Saturday. They won the first game at Pittodrie by a 2-1 margin.

Aberdeen can claim three victories over Rangers this season - twice in the League Cup and once in the points competition. Clyde, next week's opponents at Shawfield, have been beaten once in the cup and once in the League. The Dons took two points off Partick Thistle at Firhill in November.
Third Lanark alone of the Glasgow clubs have not had to admit defeat to Aberdeen this teason and the Dons can change this state of affairs at Cathkin next month.

IF the Dons did not cover themselves with glory at Celtic Park on Saturday they can claim that they did a sound job of work. They were the better team in the second half.
They had the worst of the argument in the opening period. The forwards were neglected by the wing half-backs and had to search for the ball.
Harris had a poor match and Anderson can play a lot better than he did in this game. The right half will prove a success in Wednesday's League international against League of Ireland onto if he recaptures his early season form.

THE game against Celtic will be remembered best for the weird nature of most of the goals. Only the Yorston and Tully counters carried the label of orthodox. Three came from balls deflected by opposing players and the two others went into the net from the penalty spot.
There were distinct traces of anxiety about the Dons' defence in the first half. Watson played well in goal and Tully can't claim he got much change out of Emery. The burly Welshman must get credit for two of his team's goals, although Tully diverted Emery's shot from a free kick past Bonar.
Young was another Aberdeen defensive stalwart. The harder the match the better he seems to enjoy it. Both against McAlinden and Weir the Dons' centre-half was sound.

CELTIC'S staunch supporters still retain a warm spot for their old hero Jimmy Delaney. When he trotted on at the head of the Aberdeen team he received a great reception. The right winger at once pleased and worried the Parkhead crowd by producing several of those electric bursts of his. He was Aberdeen's best forward.
Baird was the only other Pittodne attacker who was really effective. The inside left - he went to inside sight during the second half - did a lot of fetching and carrying.
Mallen clung so tenaciously to Hamilton that the Dons' leader was rarely dangerous. His goal apart, Yorston did little of note and Pearson was inclined to be a trifle too leisurely in his approach.
Celtic can claim that there were extenuating circumstances in connection with their defeat. Although McAlinden, their centre-forward, twice reappeared after he had received an injury to his right knee twenty-five minutes after the start, he was nothing more than a passenger.

Source: Evening Express 15th January 1951

Celtic Teamsheet:  Bonner, Fallon, Rollo, Evans, Mallan, Baillie, Weir, Collins, McAlinden, Peacock, Tully


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Watson, Emery, Shaw, Anderson, Young, Harris, Delaney, Yorston, Hamilton, Baird, Pearson.

Unused Subs:


Referee: A. B. Gebbie, Hamilton

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