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match report 2001-02 fixture list
Farum 1 - 3 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Olsen (17)       Solberg 54 (Pen), Thór Bett 60, Lilley 66.  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Farum Park, Farum, Denmark
Aberdeen ended their Danish tour with a win over first division Farum. Trailing 1-0 at half time, the Dons stepped up a gear in the second half and ran out comfortable 3-1 winners. The only sour note was the dismissal of Hicham Zerouali. The Moroccan was dismissed after words were exchanged with the match official. It was a good end to the tour though. The Dons head home now for one final friendly in Dingwall before the SPL action get's underway the following week.
The Dons fell behind in seventeen minutes as they once more conceded a goal from a corner kick. This time it was a simple header from close in that put the Dons behind. Aberdeen tried to pull one back in the 28th minute when Zero set up Clark with a brilliant pass. Unfortunately the youngster totally miss kicked his attempt at goal.

Zerouali managed to get himself sent off three minutes from the break. The Moroccan was booked for kicking the ball away. He then made matters worse when he made a gesture towards the referee and was dismissed. The clubs had agreed earlier that any red carded players could be replaced so Rutkiewicz replaced Zero.

Matters improved in the second half as the Dons ran out easy winners. Nine minutes into the second half, the Dons drew level and it was a goal set up by the youngsters and finished off by an old head. Tiernan, who had replaced Darren Young, set Clark free on the left. The youngster then swung in a dangerous cross and as Rutkiewicz went to challenge, he was brought down. Thomas Solberg, who had an excellent match at centre half, stepped up and fired home the spot kick.

On the hour match, Preece made an excellent stop and the Dons went up field to take the lead. Clark found Rutkiewicz wide and the youngsters cross was swept home by Callum Bett to claim his first senior goal for the club. Bett then turned provider six minutes later when his deep cross

Farum Teamsheet: 

Bookings:   Zerouali

Aberdeen Teamsheet: 

Unused Subs:

Bookings:  Zerouali.


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