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match report 1945-46 fixture list
Victory Cup Third Round 
18/05/1946
 
Clyde 4 - 2 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Mathie 10, Hickie 43 (pen), Hepburn 48, Johnstone 58       Hamilton 40, Williams 73.  
Attendance: 16,000
Venue: Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow
No Excuse For Dons' Decisive Defeat
Clyde Soon Smashed Cup Double Hopes

ABERDEEN'S hopes of completing a cup double vanished into thin air in the first half at Shawfield on Saturday.
There can be no excuses to offer for the team's decisive defeat by Clyde in the third round of the Victory Cup.

Any idea that the players were jaded by the hard games against Rangers and Kilmarnock is refuted by the fact that the team played more strongly during the last fifteen minutes than they did earlier.
The truth is that Clyde were just too good. Relentless tackling by Campbell and Long, plus capable policing of Williams by McCormack tied the Aberdeen attack in knots, and Clyde went on to an easy win, well deserved on play.
Compared with their League Cup final form, Aberdeen's display was as different as chalk from cheese. Fore and aft there were vital weaknesses, and few of the players can be absolved from blame.

Vain Appeal

There was something queer about all three first half goals. Mathie opened the scoring while the Aberdeen defenders appealed for offside, and when Hamilton equalised with a header, Sweeney appeared at fault. From a disputed penalty Hickie gave Clyde an interval lead, although from the press box it appeared a clear case of obstruction.
The game was lost and won soon after the resumption. Johnstone missed a corner and Hepburn could not help scoring. In another attack the Aberdeen defence was caught on the wrong foot, and Johnstone found scoring easy. Williams knocked one off the deficit with eighteen minutes left, but it was too late and Clyde finished comfortable winners.

Source: Press & Journal, 20th May 1946

Clyde Teamsheet:  Sweeney, Gibson, Oampbell, McCormack, Long, Hepburn, Johnstone, Mathie, Dixon, Agnew

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Johnstone, Cooper, McKenna, Cowie, Dunlop, Taylor, Kiddie, Hamilton, Williams, Baird, McCall.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Referee: R. G. Benzie, Irvine

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