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match report 1974-75 fixture list
Div 1 (Old) 
31/08/1974
 
Aberdeen 2 - 3 Hibernian
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Purdie, Pirie.       Cropley 32, 90, Harper 86  
Attendance: 13,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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The sight of former Dons favourite Joe Harper in a green and white shirt helped swell the crowd considerably as Aberdeen opened their league programme after a disastrous League Cup campaign. For 85 minutes Aberdeen were by far the better side and were unlucky to only hold a 2-1 lead then 'Wee Joe' intervened. First he sent a screamer of a free kick past Bobby Clark to equalise the scores then in the last minute his net bound shot was blocked but fell kindly for Alex Cropley to steal the 2 points. Harper was applauded off the field by the home support who obviously were in no hurry to end their love affair with him.

Source: Match Programme, 12 January 1991

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Clark, Hermiston, McLelland, Smith, Young, Miller, Purdie, Hair, Thomson, Jarvie (Pirie), Graham.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

Hibernian Teamsheet:  McArthur, Bremner, Schaedler, Stanton, Spalding, Blackley (Munro), Cropley, Smith (Edwards), Harper, Gordon, Duncan

Bookings:

Referee: A. MacKenzie, Larbert

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