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match report 1944-45 fixture list
North Eastern League 
Aberdeen 5 - 1 Dundee United
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Buchan 26, Waldron 63, Green 75, Green 85, Green 88.       Juliussen 31  
Attendance: 7,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
5-1 Score Flattered The Dons
WITH Dunfermline Athletic dropping point at home to Arbroath, the Dons are more firmly entrenched in second place in the North-Eastern League. Dundee still lead by two points.

The Dons left their winning effort late against Dundee United, whom they defeated at Pittodrie by 5-1. For sixty minutes the result was open, and it was only in the last half hour that the homesters established their, superiority. During this period the United were handicapped through an injury to the right half.
The result flattered the Dons. On the day's play they were not four goals better than the United.
The Aberdeen defence was dependable. Johnstone was confident in goal. Cooper's positional play was excellent, and Dyer gave satisfaction after a long absence.
The wing half-backs, however, were not quick enough in recovery, and their tackling was not enough. Both Russell and Crulckshank, however, excelled in constructive work. Dunlop played a sterling game at centre-half.
The forwards ought to have had the game well won in the first half. They played too closely during this period. There was a decided improvement after the interval, when Pattillo and Waldren switched positions. Goals came quickly then, mainly due to the more direct methods adopted.
Buchan, who scored the first goal, had a good game at outside right. Green worked hard, and had the hat-trick. Pattillo was always a lively forward, while Waldron, who was also a scorer, schemed well. Munro has played better.
Dundee United have a promising pivot in Shaw. The wing halves were great workers, but poor in construction. In attack, Juliussen was alert, and took his goal well, while Karlsen is an inside forward who requires careful watching.

Source: Press & Journal, 2nd October 1944

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, Dyer, Russell, Dunlop, Cruickshank, Buchan, Green, Waldron, Pattillo, Munro.

Unused Subs:


Dundee United Teamsheet:  Adamson; Jack, McWalter; Jennett, Shaw, Karlsen; Newman, McGillvray, Juliussen, Hay, Nevins


Referee: R. Calder, Rutherglen

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