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match report 1956-57 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
16/03/1957
 
Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 3 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   McWilliam 56       Leggat 13, Wishart 69, Allister 75 (Pen).  
Attendance: 11,000
Venue: East End Park, Dunfermline
Triumph for Team Work
Dunfermline did a lot of pressing against the Dons last week and by the noise from the terracing one might have been fooled into the belief that the home players were unfortunate to lose. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Certainly Fred Martin had a lot to do and did it well, but most of the shots were long range efforts and only on one occasion could it be said he was fortunate to be in the "line of fire."
To balance that the Dons had one effort that just missed the post with the goal-keeper well beaten, and another effort that crashed against the underside of the crossbar and bounced up from the goal-line - also a "gift" from about two yards range was refused.
The Aberdeen efforts carried menace all the time - Dunfermline used plenty of endeavour, had little skill and seldom looked dangerous.
With seven league games to play, five of them away from home and the other two against Celtic and Rangers, the Athletic may find the task of gathering safety points very difficult indeed. Their fight at Ayr today may prove a pointer.

Source: Match Programme, 23rd March 1957

Dunfermline Athletic Teamsheet:  Mackin, Laird, Duthie, Melrose, Colville, Mailer, Peebles, Miller, McWilliam, Reilly, Anderson

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Martin, Mitchell, Caldwell, Allister, Young, Brownlee, Leggat, Yorston, Davidson, Wishart, Hather.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: G. Bowman, Clydebank

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