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match report 1977-78 fixture list
Scottish Reserve League Second Round First Leg 
Airdrionians 1 - 1 Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Cowan (Pen) 63       Clark.  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Broomfield Park, Airdrie
Clark Saves Young Dons
We travelled to Airdrie last Wednesday where we managed to get a one each draw in the second round of the League Cup. We play the second leg at Pittodrie on Saturday, November 5th. Airdrie fielded six of their first team squad, but we had the better of them in the first half. Dougie Brown missed two chances while Neil Cooper and Doug Rougvie came near with good efforts.
In the second half Airdrie were the better team and went ahead from the penalty spot after Bobby Glennie was alleged to have tripped Crawford in the box. John Gardiner pulled us out of trouble with some good saves - one low down at his right hand post was goalkeeping at its best. John Clark coming on for Doug Brown 20 minutes from the end scored our equaliser when he headed home a corner kick taken by Jocky Scott. Everybody pulled their weight with John Gardiner, Neil Cooper, Alec McLeish, Jocky Scott and Ian Gibson pulling a bit harder.

Source: Match Programme, 15th October 1977

Airdrionians Teamsheet:  Poulton; P. McGowan, Cowan, Black, Cairney, Houston, K. McGowan, Anderson, Crawford, McVeigh, McCann


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Gardiner, Scott, Glennie, Rougvie, McLeish, Cooper, Grant, Gibson, Brown (Clark 70), Watson, Scott.

Unused Subs: Rodgers.


Referee: D. Bell, Edinburgh

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