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17/07/2005
 
Babberich 1 - 4 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM          
Attendance: 0
Venue: Sportspark de Buitenboom,
Dons back on track
Rob HavemanSenegal trialist Noel Mendy was given another opportunity to show what he could do.

Jimmy also gave a start to a young Dutch amateur player. 22 year old Rob Haveman was handed a role in midfield.

Russell Anderson and Zander Diamond again started in central defense. Chris Clark and Noel Mendy were the only other players who stared yesterday.

Ritchie Byrne gave the Dons the perfect start as they took the lead on 2 minutes. Barry Nicholson played the ball in and the Irish defender hit a superb volley.

Aberdeen had one or two other chances in the first half but were unable to take them. There was a scare for the Dons when Zander Diamond complained to the bench that he had a problem with his groin. The defender was substituted on 31 minutes and replaced by John Stewart. The move looked more precautionary than anything else.

 
Ritchie Byrne celebrates his goal A half time the management team made further changes. Haveman came off and was replaced by Derek Adams. Scott Muirhead was also taken off and replaced by Andrew Considine.

Aberdeen had to wait until the 53 minute for the second goal. Jamie Smith played in a good cross, Stewart dummied the ball and Adams was well placed to score.

Just after the hour mark it was three. There was a bit of a scramble in front of the goal and it was unclear where the defender or Noel Mendy got the final touch, although the striker was certainly claiming it.

Mendy also had a hand in the fourth goal. His cut back found Stewart who put away the chance well.(68 mins)

 
Mendy helps the Dons get the thirdBabberich, got a consolation goal on 90 minutes. It came from the penalty spot after Russell Anderson had been adjudged to have fouled in the box.

After the game Jimmy Calderwood was certainly happier with the performance than he was yesterday.

The next game is on Tuesday night against De Graafschap (kick off 19:00 cet)

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Babberich Teamsheet: 

Unused Subs: Stewart for Diamond 45 Adams for Haveman 45 Considine for Muirhead 45 Macaulay for Clark 70 Unused sub: Preece

Bookings:

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Esson, Clark, Byrne, Anderson, Diamond, Winter, trialist - Haveman, Nicholson, trialist - Mendy, Smith, Muirhead

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