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match report 1943-44 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Falkirk 2 - 2 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Ogilvie, Ogilvie       Pattillo, Dryden.  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Brockville Park, Falkirk
Away Win Still Eludes Dons
By defeating Hearts at Kirkcaldy, Raith Rovers won the championship of the first North-Eastern League tournament the season. Hearts are worthy runners-up, and Aberdeen finished in third place by reason of a better goal average than Dunfermline Athletic. The Dons only drew 2-2 at Falkirk, and have thus failed win an away match so far this season. On play they should have won at Brockville, but it was the old story of bad finishing by the forwards.

The Dons led at the interval by a goal scored by Pattillo in the last minute the half. Then Ogilvie, after the resumption, put the homesters on the lead with two goals. A teriffic drive from eighteen yards by Dryden just before the final whistle gained the Dons a point.
No fault could found with the Aberdeen defence. Dyer fully justified his selection for the Army in Scotland. He was the best defender on view. Dunlop played stubbornly at centre-half, but Taylor was slightly below his usual form. Ancell was the outstanding player or the field. He started at right half, moved to inside right, and finished at centre. In all three positions he was superb.

Happy Baptism

Cocker, the young Parkvale winger can look back in his baptism in senior football with satisfaction. He was speed and daring, and was unlucky not to score in the second period. He is certainly a player of promise. Green had been down with influenza during the week, and hsi play suffered in consequence. Pattillo had a good first half, and took his goal well. There were possibilities about Dryden as an inside forward. His goal was a great one. newman was not in condition and missed a certain goal after the interval.
Falkirk showed little method. They were best served by Pidgeon, Urnuhart, Brown, Ogilvie, Newman and Kennedy.

Source: Press & Journal, 22nd November 1943

Falkirk Teamsheet: 


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Dyer, Ancell, Dunlop, Taylor, Cocker, Green, Pattillo, Newman, Dyer.

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