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match report 1977-78 fixture list
Scottish Reserve League 
08/10/1977
 
Aberdeen 6 - 1 St. Mirren
Kick Off:  3:00 PM   Clark 8, Watson 33, Gibson 35, Clark 81, Clark 85, Scott 88 (Pen).       Dunlop 13  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Young Dons Slam In 6 Goals
This was a far better performance from our players, and we thoroughly deserved our win by six goals to one. Our new recruit John Clark was our goal scoring hero by notching a hat-trick. John is our fifth player to score three goals in a game, others being Doug Brown (twice), Alec Grant, Joe Harper (twice), Drew Jarvie. Young Andy Watson was our best player, he went through a power of work, and his passing was superb, Andy saw to it that Jocky Scott and Ian Gibson got plenty of the ball, and when these two are on song, goals just have to come as they did in this game.
John Clark headed our first goal from an Andy Watson corner. Andy got the second when the keeper failed to hold an Ian Gibson shot. Then Ian got into the scoring act when Jackson parried a Clark header, Gibby was in like a flash to head the ball home. John Clark added two more after the interval one from a Tom Pye cut back and one from an inch perfect Jocky Scott cross. Jocky scored the sixth from the penalty spot after Neil Cooper (on one of his many forays upfield) was tripped in the penalty box.

Source: Match Programme, 15th October 1977

Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Gardiner, Scott, Glennie, Rougvie, McLeish, Cooper, Watson, Gibson, Clark, Grant (Brown 16), Scott.

Unused Subs:

Bookings:

St. Mirren Teamsheet:  Jackson; Johnston, McMenemy, Kinnear, Dunlop, Newman, Leonard, Mowat, Stevenson, Torrance, McLure

Unused Subs: Thomson, Neville

Bookings:

Referee: D. F. Bell, Edinburgh

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