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match report 1999-00 fixture list
SPL 
22/08/1999
 
Heart of Midlothian 3 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    McSwegan 38, McSwegan 50, McSwegan 84        
Attendance: 12,803
Venue: Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Pepper off as Aberdeen Defeated Again
Aberdeen slumped to a fourth successive league defeat, still without a single goal. It was the Gary McSwegan show at Tynecastle, as his hat-trick gave the home side an easy three goal victory.

The first half was a bland affair with David Preece only being called into action once, brilliantly tipping a Gary Mcswegan drive over the bar.

McSwegan finally found the net, 7 minutes from the interval, when Preece's parried save fell into the ex-ranger's path and he buried it from 6 yards.

McSwegan got his and his side's second goal of the evening, on 50 minutes, when he coolly finished from 12 yards.

Stephane Adam came close to making it 3-0 on 73 minutes, but his strike rebounded off the bar and eventually out for a goal kick.

The Dons misery was compounded in the 84 minute when McSwegan got his hat-trick, giving Preece no chance with a deadly finish.

The Don's night got worse, when Nigel Pepper was red-carded for a second bookable offence, his third red card in Scottish football.

Final score from Tynecastle - Aberdeen 0 - 3 Hearts.

Heart of Midlothian Teamsheet: 

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Preece, Anderson, Dow, Whyte, Smith, Pepper, Jess, Mayer (Kiriakov 65), Young (Mackie 59), Winters (McAllister 68), Gillies.

Unused Subs: Leighton, Perry.

Bookings:  Pepper,  Pepper,  Pepper.

Referee:

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