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match report 1941-42 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 4 - 0 Dunfermline Athletic
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Walls, Donaldson, McCall, Donaldson.        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Dons Finish in Style
For close on eighty minutes Dunfermline put up a plucky display against the Dons at Pittodrie on Saturday, but in the last twelve minutes Aberdeen's persistent pressure was rewarded with three goals. The fact that three of Aberdeen's goals came so late was due to three things - bad luck, bad finishing, and a gallant Dunfermline defence. And first place must go to Hill, Hogg, and Taylor, who fought with rare determination and stole the honours of the match.

Newcomers Do Well

The Dons, however, always looked the winners. The newcomers - Ancell and Dyer - acquitted themselves with credit. Ancell was a polished defender and Dyer a dangerous winger. Outstanding at forward was Donaldson, whose speed, dash and shooting power stamped him as the best attacker of the ten. McCall at inside-left was a valuable player, and Taylor proved more useful at left-half than he had been on the left wing. The Dunfermline forward line were gripped by the home halves. Prosater, the Fife team's Polish centre, showed smart touches, but had little idea of positional play. The Dons took the lead five minutes from the interval, when Walls headed home a free kick taken by Dyer near the corner flag.

Donaldson's Two

Donaldson got the second goal twelve minutes from the end of the game. He found the net after a shot by Dyer had struck the upright. The same player, a few minutes later, barged through to make the total three, and in the last minute McCall went through on his own to find the net off the post.

Source: The Press & Journal, 1st September 1941

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Ancell, Dunlop, Lyon, Taylor, Donaldson, Clewlow, Walls, McCall, Dyer.

Unused Subs:


Dunfermline Athletic Teamsheet:  Hill; Hogg, Taylor; O'Neil, Hart, Jennett; Junior, W. Smith, Prosater, Smeaton, Kinnell


Referee: R. G. Nicol, Rothes

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