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match report 1941-42 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 8 - 0 St. Bernards
Kick Off:    Dryden 18, G. Graham 34, Pattillo 42, Pattillo 48, Drury 52, Gourlay 59, Drury 75, Pattillo 85.        
Attendance: 4,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Aberdeen's victory over St Bernards in the North-Eastern League game at Pittodrie was as easily achieved as the score represents. In the second half the game was very one sided. In fact had the Aberdeen forwards accepted all their chances double figures would have been reached. The woodwork also saved the visiting goal from downfall on at least three occasions. Chief interest centred on the play of Drury of Arsenal, who was at inside left for the Dons. It was some time before he found his form, but he proved beyond doubt a player of great ability. His ball control was perfect, while the way he opened out the game won the admiration of all. He is a powerful shot, and had two of the goals.

Pattillo's Hat-Trick

Of the other newcomers, Gourlay of Partick Thistle, a very young player, also impressed. He was thrustful, and proved a fine link between G. G. Graham and Pattillo. Young Graham did well in his first game. Pattillo led the attack with rare dash, and registered a hat-trick, while Dryden played his best game since joining Aberdeen. The defence was seldom seriously tested. Johnstone was safe in goal, and Graham and Dyer sound at the back. The half-back line was strong, with Charlie Gavin revealing the form which made him popular before he left Pittodrie a few seasons ago.

Source: Press & Journal, 27th April 1942

Dons' quick-change team were much too good.
The second half was terribly one-sided. Saving grace was s rollicking display by two of the Dons' newcomers - Drury (Arsenal) and Gourlay (Partick Thistle).
Saints promised much in the outfield, but tapered off. Junior, in Saints' goal, stopped much of the one-way traffic.
To Saints' credit they never gave up the ghost, but Johnstone was seldom in serious trouble. He got his biggest fright when Watson missed a pinch at the critical stage. A pleasant Saturday afternoon for the Dons.

Source: Sunday Post, 26th April 1942

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Graham, Dyer, Dunlop, Gavin, Taylor, G. Graham, Gourlay, Pattillo, Drury, Dryden.

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