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match report 2005-06 fixture list
SPL Youth 19 
Aberdeen 2 - 2 Celtic
Kick Off:  1:30 PM   Thomas 14, John Kiely 39.       McCaffrey 75, O'Carroll 80  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Balgownie Playing Fields, Aberdeen
Dons hang on for draw against league leaders
The youth team held league Celtic to a 2-2 draw this afternoon at Balgownie to continue their strong finish to the season.

Aberdeen started the game strongly and playing into the wind they went on to dominate the first half with some fine play. Thomas opened the scoring in the 14th minute when he headed home from a McInnes corner. The Dons dominance was rewarded six minutes from the break when the impressive Maguire set up Kiely for a deserved 2-0 interval lead.

If Aberdeen dominated the opening 45 minutes then it was the visitor's who enjoyed all the possession in the second half. Their pressure eventually paid off with two goals in a five-minute spell from McCaffrey (75) and O'Carroll (80). Aberdeen were hanging on at the end as the visitor's searched for a winner, but held out for the draw. Unfortunately Bobby Thomson took a bad injury at the end of the game.

Weather: Light Showers
Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Kelly, McVitie, Donald, Thomson, Skinner, Thomas, Neill, McInnes, Maguire, John Kiely, Paton.

Unused Subs: Bruce, Smith, Strachan, Lamberty, Leask.


Celtic Teamsheet:  Fox, Caddis, Richardson, Grant, Traub (Staunton 75), McCafferty, Millar, Ferry, O'Carroll, McGowan, Cahillane

Bookings:  Millar

Referee: Paul Cheyne

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