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Aberdeen 3 - 0 St Johnstone

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 St Johnstone

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Yorston, McDermid 52, McLaren 54 (Pen).

13/04/1929 | KO: 15:00

Alliance League Points For Aberdeen 'A'

St Johnstone Well Beaten.

Before 5000 spectators at Pittodrie on Saturday, Aberdeen "A" got the better of St Johnstone by three goals to nil in Alliance League fixture.
During the first half the Perth team gave as good as they got, but in the second period Abereen were much the better team, and this, despite the fact that they were playing under a handicap.
Shortly after the second half had commenced Yuill in the Aberdeen goal was injured and was forced to go to inside right.
St Johnstone showed promise at the start, and after Stewart had missed, Yuill saved from Black. Aberdeen retaliated good style, and Yorston headed over from a McKenzie cross. Play swung quickly from end to end, and at the Aberdeen goal Yuill was lucky to deflect a shot by Stewart. In a raid by the home team McLaren made a brilliant save from Hill, and in a counter attack Stewart was not far off with a great drive. Aberdeen improved after this, and the Perth defence was kept busy, McKenzie and Hill both having commendable tries. Stevenson, the ex-Aberdeen player, showed good form in the St Johnstone attack, and came near to counting with a great shot. Towards the interval Aberdeen attacked with renewed vigour, and Yorston, McDermid, and McKenzie were prominent. Just on the interval Stevenson broke through the Aberdeen defence, and Yuill did well to save his parting effort.
The second period had only been in progress seven minutes when sustained pressure by the Pittodrie side was rewarded. Yorston nodded down a lob by McKenzie and McDermid placed it in the net. Immediately after Aberdeen were awarded a penalty, and from the spot kick McLaren brought the Aberdeen total to two. St Johnstone rallied, and Yuill in making a one-handed save from Dempster injured his hand and had to go to inside right, McLaren taking his place in goal. Despite this handicap Aberdeen continued to have the better of the exchanges, and from a McKenzie cross Yorston added a third goal. Aberdeen attacked continuously, and Yuill almost beat McLaren in the Saints' goal with a great drive.

Source: Press & Journal, 15th April 1929

St Johnstone Teamsheet
McLaren; Steele, Forrest; Bolton, Monteith, Lafferty; Fraser, Black, Stewart, Stevenson, Dempster (Stoneywood)
Attendance: 3,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: N. Brown, Dundee
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