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match report 1978-79 fixture list
Scottish Premier Reserve League 
Heart of Midlothian 1 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Brown 10       Cooper 20 (Pen).  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Cooper Is Spot On For Reserves
We drew 1-1 with Hearts Reserves at Tynecastle in a game, where very little skill was in evidence. In miserable conditions very few passes were strung together and it was a case of clear your lines at all cost. Nothing was "built up" from the defence, and midfield players either gave bad passes, or our strikers were running away from the ball, instead of coming looking for it. We lost the goal when a careless pass by Doug Considine to Andy Watson was intercepted by one of the Hearts midfield players, who got the break of the ball in a tackle with Neil Cooper and with no covering defender in position, the Hearts player ran on to beat John Gardiner from ten yards. Our goal was scored by Neil Cooper from the penalty spot after Alan Oliver, chasing a through ball, was bundled by the keeper inside the penalty area. Only John Gardiner and Andy Dornan played to the standard we expect from our players.

Source: Match Programme, 1st November 1978

Heart of Midlothian Teamsheet:  Brough, Johnston, Black, Tierney, Rodger, Craig, O'Sullivan, I. Tierney, Paterson, Brown, Lennie

Unused Subs: More, McLeod


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Gardiner, Dornan, Considine (Hamilton 48), Watson, Ritchie, Cooper, McGeough (Maguire 80), Simpson, Oliver, Smith, Burke.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:  Smith.

Referee: W. Knox, Fauldhouse

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