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Heart of Midlothian 1 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Heart of Midlothian 1 - 1 Aberdeen

Scottish Reserve League
Heart of Midlothian scorers: Prentice
Aberdeen scorers: Smith, Robson.

04/12/1948 | KO: 14:15

Aberdeen "A" Keep Trying

Aberdeen "A" beat Hearts "A" 2-1 because they refused to give up. They fought through some hectic spells, and always managed to survive and come back again. They opened as if they were going to sweep the Hearts away, and the Hearts defence was put through the mill. The home team played well with no particularly outstanding player, but no weaklings either. Stenhouse and Robson kept forcing their forwards on, and the understanding between them was a big factor in the Young Dons' success.
The forwards were a lively company and not afraid to take a chance when within thirty yards of goal. Smith and Baird were the ideal forwards, one minute attacking and the next falling back to help the defence. Smith scored from a free-kick pass near the interval, but Prentice equalised before the whistle.

Robson finally put the Young Dons ahead with one of his long drives which rolled under the outstretched arms of Watters. The one and only black mark against Aberdeen was when Emery had his name booked by the referee after some stern tussles with Taylor, the opposing winger.

Source: Press & Journal, 6th December 1948

This match was scheduled to be Ray Botha's final game in an Aberdeen jersey.
Heart of Midlothian Teamsheet
Venue: Tynecastle, Edinburgh
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