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31/07/2007
 
Inverurie Loco Works 0 - 6 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  7:45 PM         Maguire 14, Kurrant 25, Maguire 31, Brewster 52, Brewster 66, Paton 73.  
Attendance: 2,400
Venue: Harlaw Park, Inverurie
Goin' loco down in Inverurie

Aberdeen started the game, which was delayed 15 minutes to allow the 2,400 plus crowd in, strongly as Brewster headed over in the opening minute and Derek Young had a shot turned round the post five minutes later. The Dons should have gone ahead in the 11th minute when a clever free kick from Maguire found Brewster unmarked at the far post. Unfortunately the veteran striker headed wide, but three minutes later the Dons then went in front.

Maguire was pulled down outside the box and the youngster dusted himself down and hit a right-footed shot into the top left hand corner of the net. Inverurie are a decent side and they rallied well forcing Kelly into a fine save and flashing a header inches wide from a corner kick. However it was the Dons who doubled their advantage in the 25th minute. Maguire went on a run into the Locos box but lost possession and as the ball broke to Kurrant on the edge of the box he swept it into the net with the side of his foot.

The impressive Kurrant in action against Dave Calder Six minutes later Kurrant released Brewster and his cross from the left was controlled by Maguire and fired home for a 3-0 advantage. Maguire headed a Smith cross over the bar two minutes later as he chased his hat trick and the keeper did well to deny Kurrant in the 39th minute. The Dons finished the half on top and had produced a fine performance against a good team.

Aberdeen were back on the goal trail seven minutes into the second half when Maguire and Brewster combined well allowing the veteran to net. Two minutes later a Maguire drive was well saved by the keeper before ex-Inverurie player Ross replaced S. Smith. The youngster looked impressive and in the 66th minute he picked out Brewster and the striker headed home goal number five.

Paton completed the scoring in the 73rd minute with a fine volley and two minutes later John Bateman replaced Greg Kelly in goal. The U19 trialist was previously on the books of West Brom and looked accomplished in goal. Skinner also replaced Kurrant and Lamberty replaced Paton. In the final minute Maguire was denied a hat trick when his turn and shot was saved low at the near post by the keeper.

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Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Kelly (Bateman 75), McVitie, Smith, Kurrant (Skinner), Strachan, Touzani, Paton (Lamberty), Young, Brewster, Maguire, Smith (Ross).

Unused Subs: Crawford.

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