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St Mungo Cup First Round 
14/07/1951
 
Aberdeen 2 - 1 Rangers
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Yorston 28, Baird 30.       Findlay 71.  
Attendance: 35,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
THE Dons showed Rangers how to snap their chances in Saturday?s game at Piltodrie.

The Light Blue had no reason to complain of the result. They have still to find a solution to their attacking problems.
The fact that they did so much switching points to the fact that the line did not give satisfaction. Although Simpson started at centre-torward it was difficult to decide whether he or Thornton was leader of the attack.
The one man it didn't seem to bother was Kenny Thomson. Aberdeen?s deputy centre-half. He was master in the middle, and neither Thornton nor Simpson got any change out of the former Aberdeen junior.

IT was the half-back line that laid the foundation for victory. Harris, once he warmed up. played strongly, and Lowrie was as good a half back as there was on the field. The former Manchester United player did a grand job of work.
Martin played well in goal, and although Hamilton found Young a difficult opponent to shake off the Dons? leader did invaluable work by keeping the line moving. Yorston had a high nuisance value. His quick bursts through the middle troubled the Ibrox defence.

Source: Evening Express, 16th July, 1951

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Martin, Emery, Shaw, Lowrie, Thomson, Harris, Delaney, Yorston, Hamilton, Baird, Pearson.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Rangers Teamsheet:  Bobby Brown, John Little, Jock Shaw, Ian McColl, George Young, Sammy Cox, Willie Waddell, Willie Findlay, Billy Simpson, Willie Thornton, John Prentice.

Bookings:

Referee: George Mitchell, Falkirk

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