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match report 1943-44 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 4 - 1 Raith Rovers
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Green 21, Taylor 53 (Pen), Green 24 (Pen), Taylor 89 (Pen).       Lamb 66  
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Dons Worth 4-1 Win
THERE is every prospect of a keen finish to the present North-Eastern League competition. The Dons are now only one point behind Raith Rovers and Dunfermline, the joint-leaders. Rovers were beaten at Pittodrie on Saturday by 4-1. All over, the Dons were the more impressive lot, and thoroughly deserved their victory.

Main credit for the Dons' success goes to the half-backs, who never allowed the visiting attack to settle.
Johnstone, in the Aberdeen goal had anxious moments, but he was confident throughout. Cooper stood out at back. His partner, Hiles, was very effective with his head in the area. Dunlop was the outstanding half-back afield. His tackling was particularly effective. Taylor was unequalled as a wing half. He had two penalty goals. Collier shone a constructive sense.
Pattlllo was a lively centre, and although he did not score, kept the line running well. Green, the Bradford City player, who had two goals, had his best game since he first assisted the Dons. Williams worked tremendously hard, and put life into the attack. Moir on the right has done better, while Dryden created a good impression at outside-left.
No fault could found with the three former Aberdeen Juniors, Bruce, Dutch, and Donald, in the visiting defence. Bruce is a young goalkeeper with a future, and had several masterly saves. Low was a grand pivot, and in the van, Newman, who got the Rovers' only goal, and Hurrell mattered most.

Source: Press & Journal, 16th October 1943

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Hiles, Collier, Dunlop, Taylor, Moir, Green, Pattillo, Williams, Dryden.

Unused Subs:


Raith Rovers Teamsheet:  Bruce; Dutch, Donald; Phypers, Low, Fletcher; Stewart, Hurrell, Lamb, Glassey, Kelly


Referee: W. Brown, Bellshill

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