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Queen of the South 1 - 2 Aberdeen

Scottish Second XI Cup Third Round
Aberdeen scorers: Newlands, McNeill.

26/01/1952 | KO: 14:30

Dons Get £l4 At Dumfries And Trip Cost £lOO

Edited by NORMAN MacDONALD

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BTRACT £l4 from £lOO and you have approjumatelyth the amount Aberdeen FC lost in their Second XI. Cup tie against Queen of the South at Dumfries on Saturday.
Aberdeen’s share the gate was £14 and with an overnight stay in Glasgow, rail fares, meals and bonuses, the expenses of the Pittodrie party could not have been far short of £lOO.
Admittedly there was a blizzard shortly before the kick-off and this must have adversely affected the attendance, but it is another warning that the boom days in foot ball "gates” are over.

THE young Dons, however, scored a grand win, and they may be rewarded with a better gate in the semi-final against Hearts reserves at Tynecastle. No date has yet been arranged for this game, but it must be played by March 15.
Both the Aberdeen and Queen of the South second teams played for most of the second half with ten men. McKeown, the Dumfries inside right and Watson, the Pittodrie 'keeper, were injured in a collision.
The Aberdeen reserve skirper had to be taken to hospital, and had three stiches inserted in a wound under his chin. Smith took over in goal.

ACCORDING to reports the young Dons played great stuff in the second half, particularly their four midget forwards - Newlands, McNeil, Clelland, and McMillan.
Outstanding player afield, however, during the second period was Samuel, the Aberdeen right half. The explanation for the sudden transformation in his play lies in the fact that he changed from leather to rubber boots at the interval.

Source: Evening Express, 28th January 1952
Queen of the South Teamsheet
Venue: Palmerston Park, Dumfries
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