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Aberdeen 6 - 1 Alloa Athletic

Scottish Reserve League Cup
Aberdeen scorers: Rodger, Rodger, Rodger, McNeill, Stenhouse, McMillan.
Alloa Athletic scorers: Law

19/08/1950 | KO: 15:00

Young Dons Score Six Against Alloa

A DEVASTATING spell in the first half, when they scored five goals in eleven minutes, set the young Dons on the way to their first victory of the season against Alloa Athletic "A" at Pittodrie on Saturday. They won 6-1.

In combination and team-work they were well ahead of their opponents.
Chief thorn in the flesh of Alloa was lan Rodger, the Aberdeen centre-forward.
His persistency in following up was rewarded when opened the scoring after McIver had failed to hold a Bruce free kick.
Within a couple of minutes he had completed his hat-trick and all goals bore the stamp of the opportunist. He rarely let a chance slip, and his probing passes repeatedly revealed the weak spots in the Alloa defence.
Another player who had a big say in the Young Dons' victory was the diminutive McNeil, inside right, whose ball juggling and intelligent play caught the fancy of the 13,000 crowd.

Made Three Goals

He scored once and engineered the openings for two other goals.
His partnership with Kiddie was one of the bright features of the game.
The remaining goals came from the left-wing pair. Stenhouse and McMillan.
The latter had hard luck not to get a second counter when he hit the underside of the crossbar with a cracking shot from the wing.
All of the half backs played well. Thomson was in complete control in the middle, and Baikie and O'Neill tackled well and gave good service to their forwards.
Alloa's goal came from Law, who scored at his third attempt from a penalty kick. Curran blocking his first two drives.

Source: Press & Journal, 21st August 1950

Alloa Athletic Teamsheet
Attendance: 13,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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