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Aberdeen 3 - 2 Heart of Midlothian

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Heart of Midlothian

Scottish Premier Reserve League
Aberdeen scorers: Simpson 18, Jess 46, Dodds 85.
Heart of Midlothian scorers: Crabbe 53, Crabbe (Pen)

22/04/1989 | KO: 15:00

Shooting Star Simpson

With the fixture list of a mixed season in the Premier Reserve League running out fast there was the welcome boost of a 3-2 home victory over Hearts at Pittodrie two weeks back. That game also provided something of a lift for midfielder Neil Simpson whose season has been seriously affected by the much publicised incident against Rangers early 1n the season. The former Scotland cap, troubled also by injuries, has not been able to get any first team consistency going so the reserves have been his platform to seek better things.
In the lead up to the Hearts game it was confirmed that Simpson would be allowed to leave the club for the right offer, preferably from out of Scotland.
Simmie's opening goal for ths Reserves came after he had almost netted a cracker just before. Taking a knock down from Davie Dodds he volleyed into the net to set a 1-0 lead. Young Eoin Jess got the second goal and Dodds, aided by sound work from Lee Gardner, netted the crucial third.

Source: Match Programme, 6th May 1988

Heart of Midlothian Teamsheet
Cairns; G. Wright, Kidd, Levein, Martin, Christie, Neil, S. Gardner, Crabbe, Moore, Paterson Unused Subs: Trialist, Trialist
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: C. McCullie, Forres
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