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AFC - Match Report
match report 1998-99 fixture list
Heart of Midlothian 2 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  3:00 PM          
Attendance: 14,592
Venue: Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Smith Sees Read as Hearts Leapfrog Dons
Hearts replaced Aberdeen at the top of the table after hitting two goals in the first 11 minutes. Steve Fulton fired them ahead with a 20-yard volley before Steven Pressley notched his first Hearts goal after Jim Leighton failed to hold a header. Jose Quitongo almost made it three as Hearts dominated.

Aberdeen rallied after the break but their hopes ended when Gary Smith was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Heart of Midlothian Teamsheet: 


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Leighton, Perry (Young), Whyte, Buchan, Inglis, Smith, Hignett, Jess, Dow, Dodds, Gillies (Kiriakov).

Unused Subs: Stillie, McCaffrey, Young.

Bookings:  Smith,  Smith,  Smith.

Referee: Jim McCluskey, Stewarton

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