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Clyde 1 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Clyde 1 - 2 Aberdeen

Scottish Reserve League
Clyde scorers: Riley
Aberdeen scorers: Millar, Glen.

23/10/1948 | KO: 15:00

Defence Saves Young Dons

Aberdeen Reserves had their defence to thank for their narrow but merited 2-1 win against Clyde's Reserves at Shawfield. Johnstone in goal was the personality of the match.

Clyde got the first goal in eight minutes when Riley practically walked the ball through in a goalmouth mix-up, but nine minutes later Millar equalised with an overhead kick that deceived the goalkeeper.
Until the interval Aberdeen were the better balanced side and were rewarded when Glen gave them the lead.
On resuming Clyde made four forward shuffles to add steam to their endeavours but Johnstone, Dunlop and the backs reduced Clyde's attack to so many units.
Millar and Glen were grand forward for an hour, after which Aberdeen concentrated almost solely on defence.

Source: Press & Journal, 25th October 1948

At Glasgow last Saturday our reserves managed to overcome the Clyde reserves by the odd goal in three. All over the game the young Dons were much superior, but they threw away numerous chances, and in the latter stages had to go all out to keep the eager home team from equalising.
There was a rather unusual incident close on time. Archie Baird was clean through and about to shoot only a few yards from goal when he was brought down, apparently from behind. The referee's whistle was heard, and everybody expected a penalty decision. Instead the official placed the ball at the spot where the incident had taken place, and awarded an indirect free-kick (i.e., the player taking the kick could not score direct). Evidently the referee was making use of the new rule regarding charging an opponent who is not playing the ball.

Source: Match Programme 30th December 1948 [Pittodrie Youth International]
Clyde Teamsheet
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Johnstone, Emery, Preston, McVean, Dunlop, Robb, Botha, Glen, Smith, Baird, Millar.
Venue: Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow
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