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match report 1926-27 fixture list
Benefit Match 
Aberdeen 1 - 1 Dundee
    Duff Bruce Benefit
Kick Off:    Cheyne.       Ross  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Player's Leg Broken at Pittodrie.
At a benefit match for Duff Bruce, Aberdeen's left-back, last evening, at Pittodrie Park, between Aberdeen and Dundee, Hugh McGinn, belonging to Paisley, the Dundee club's outside right, broke his leg in falling in a tackle with an Aberdeen player. On being removed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, McGinn was found to have sustained a double fracture of the right leg. The match ended in a draw of one goal each.

Source: The Scotsman, 14th April 1927

The benefit match between Aberdeen and Dundee at Pittodrie last night on behalf of Duff Bruce, the home club's left back, was marred by an unfortunate accident. Shortly after the start Hugh McGinn, the outside right the Dundee team, was in a tackle with John, the Aberdeen left half. Both players fell to the ground, and it was at once realised that McGinn had come by a serious injury. The club doctor was quickly in attendance, and it was found the player had sustained a fracture the right leg below the knee, two bones being broken. The injured player was removed with all expedition to the Royal Infirmary, where he was detained.
The accident cast gloom over the proceedings but did not prevent the game from being keenly contested. The result was a draw of one goal each which did justice to both, as either might have won had chances been accepted.
Cheyne scored for Aberdeen in the first half, and Lawson nearly obtained a second when he shot against the post. In the second half, Ross scored for Dundee with an unsaveable shot, and towards the close Dundee were forcing the game.
Threatening weather restricted the attendance to less than 3000.

A Junior five a-side tournament resulted in Hawthorn beating Hall Russell's in the final by 2 goals to 1.

Source: Press & Journal, 14th April 1927

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  McSevich, Jackson, Bruce, Cosgrove, Edward, John, Reid, Cheyne, Lawson, Newman, Smith.

Unused Subs:


Dundee Teamsheet:  Robertson; Thomson, Devine; Townrow, Rankine, Ross; McGinn, Hunter, Ramage, Crawford, Farrell


Referee: Peter Craigmyle, Aberdeen

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