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Montrose 3 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Montrose 1 - 1 Aberdeen

Scottish League 'C' Division
Montrose scorers: Wheat 22, Scobie 59, Scobie 85.
Aberdeen scorers: Baird 19, Robb 72.

29/10/1949 | KO: 15:00

Montrose in Top Form v. Young Dons

MONTROSE'S form has been up and down this season, but the young Dons caught them at the very top on Saturday.
They delighted their own supporters with fast, attractive football, and with Aberdeen providing similar fare, it was one of the best games seen at Links Park for many a day.

There was a spell when it appeared as if the Gable Endies had burned themselves out. Archie Baird's generalship was beginning to tell, and after Robb's equalising goal Aberdeen looked set for a win.
Then the Montrose centre forward, Alan Scobie, atoned for previous misses by snapping up a ball headed down to him by Wheat. It restored the balance, for Montrose were out of luck more than once.

Keeper Thomson

In one goalmouth scrimmage they hit the bar and had two more shots saved by Ken Thomson - with his hands. The second, a diving turn round the upright, would have done credit to any keeper.
Aberdonian "Jocky" Christie, one of the Montrose successes, nearly shattered the crossbar from the penalty spot.
If Montrose had no forward who stood out as much as Baird they carried two dangerous raiders in Wheat and Christie. Defensively they were better balanced.
Martin, McKeown and Thomson all had a good game, but it was slackness in the rearguard which gave Montrose two of their goals.
The "Newman" on Aberdeen's left flank was good on the ball, but his finishing was unimpressive. He was also up against a grand back in the Montrose skipper, Albert Jolly.

Source: Press & Journal, 31st October 1949

Montrose Teamsheet
Scott; Jolly, Dryburgh; Dalgleish, Millar, Wood; Esplin, Wheat, Scobie, Christie, Grieve
Attendance: 1,700
Venue: Links Park, Montrose
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