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Aberdeen 2 - 3 Hibernian

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 1 Hibernian

SPL Reserves
Aberdeen scorers: Mackie 45 (Pen), Stewart 89.
Hibernian scorers: Gray 31, Pow78, Gray 86

11/04/2006 | KO:

Dons title hopes dented after Hibs win.

Aberdeen's hopes of lifting the SPL reserve league title took a severe dent when they were beaten 3-2 by a battling Hibernian side at Links Park. The Edinburgh side took the lead in 31 minutes when a short back pass from Andrew Considine went straight to GRAY who made no mistake from close range.

On the stroke of the interval, the Dons levelled when Andrew Bagshaw was impeded in the area after a John Stewart shot had been saved. Darren MACKIE made no mistake to tie things.

With twelve minutes remaining a Shiels shot was saved by Greg Kelly but substitute POW slammed home the rebound. In 86 minutes GRAY took advantage of indecision from Martin Skinner and Considine to add a third and although STEWART headed home a Chris Maguire cross in the final minute, Hibs held out. Although it was a poor performance from the Dons they did have a few chances with Danny Griffin twice having headers cleared off the line from Maguire corners. Griffin was also unlucky to see a free kick not go in.

Aberdeen Teamsheet
Kelly, Donald, Foster (Skinner 68), Macaulay, Considine, Griffin, Bagshaw (John Kiely 72), MacFarlane, Stewart, Mackie (Neill 65), Maguire.

Unused Subs: Thomas, Langfield.

Bookings:  Mackie (42),  Stewart (86),  Maguire (92).
Hibernian Teamsheet
McNeill, McCann, Stevenson, Smith, Mailey (Ayre 46), McCaffrey, Murray, Lynch, Gray, McCluskey (Pow 75), Shiels

Bookings:  Stevenson 45,   McCann 56
Venue: Links Park, Montrose
Referee: Willie Collum
Next Match
27 Apr 2024 / 15:00 / Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen