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Deveronvale 0 - 5 Aberdeen

HT Score: Deveronvale 0 - 3 Aberdeen

Paul Urquhart Testimonial
Aberdeen scorers: Pawlett 10, Ross 24, Pawlett 25, Paton 71, Milne (OG) 80.

07/10/2009 | KO: 19:45

Dons win in Banff

Deveronvale 0

Aberdeen 5
Pawlett (10, 25), Ross (24), Paton (71), o.g. (80)

Aberdeen and Deveronvale served up an entertaining match this evening, but the Dons class showed with a 5-0 victory on the night. Aberdeen lined up with Darren Mackie wearing the captain's armband for the evening. Stuart Nelson was in goal, Ryan Jack at right back and Clark Robertson on the left. Stuart Duff was partnered by Scott Ross in the centre of defence. In midfield it was Pawlett on the right, Young and Fyvie in the middle and Paton on the left. Up front the captain was partnered by Megginson.

In the 10th minute right back Jack strolled forward, beat a couple of players and forced Blanchard into a decent save. The Dons then went ahead when a Robertson corner was headed back across goal by Duff presenting Pawlett with a simple tap in. The home side fought back with Duncanson looping a header wide. Deveronvale then forced a series of corners but they couldn't pierce the Dons defence. However Aberdeen were on top and they were showing good pace and some crisp passing.

Megginson had a good chance when he tried to latch on to a Pawlett cross, but the youngster looked to have been pushed. The Dons doubled their advantage in the 24th minute and once again Robertson supplied the ammunition as Scott Ross was on hand to head his corner home. A minute later it was 3-0 when Paton did well on the left before having his shot deflected. Although the keeper again made a good save Mackie was quick to pounce on the loose ball and he played it back to Pawlett who bundled the ball into the net despite the efforts of a defender on the line.

Two minutes later Paton beat four players on the left before shooting over then the home side carved out a good chance in the 36th minute. McKenzie swung in a good cross, but Mike Smith headed straight at Nelson in the Dons goal. A minute later Urquhart's evening ended in disappointment as he was forced to limp off after picking up a knock. A fine passing move in the 42nd minute almost produced a fourth goal as Fyvie, Pawlett and Paton combined well, but the final shot from Paton deflected off Fyvie and went inches wide with the keeper stranded. Two minutes later a turn and shot from Mackie was well saved by Blanchard.

Home manager and Dons in the Community coach Scott Anderson lifted his players at the interval and the home side came out fighting and made a bright start to the second half. Meanwhile Jordan Brown replaced Fyvie at the break and the Dons started to take control again. A long ball from Ross was played into the path of Robertson by Paton and Blanchard was once again forced into a fine save when he turned the ball round his post. The resultant corner was scrambled away again by Blanchard as Pawlett was about to score.

The pace was notably slower in the second half.

McRobbie replaced Megginson in the 59th minute and in the 70th minute the youngster made a good twisting run. Blanchard could only parry his shot, but his defence cleared the danger. A minute later the Dons added a fourth when Mackie made a lay off to Jordon Brown. He smashed the ball off the post and Paton was the first to react and hammered it home. Four minutes later Masson replaced Paton after the striker picked up a knock.

Aberdeen made it 5-0 in the 80th minute when Masson curled in a cross from the right and the unfortunate Milne miss hit his clearance and sliced the ball past the helpless Blanchard. Dunlop replaced the impressive Robertson in the 82nd minute and with a minute remaining Gibson replaced Mackie, but the youngster barely had the chance to stretch his legs before the final whistle went.

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Deveronvale Teamsheet
1 James Blanchard, 2 Graeme Rodger, 3 Steven Dolan, 4 Derek Milne, 5 Scott Fraser, 6 Mark Cowie, 7 Gary McGowan, 8 Paul Urquhart, 9 Robert Duncanson, 10 Mike McKenzie, 11 Mike Smith
Subs: 12 Jack Meldrum, 14 Colin Legge, 15 Robert Brown 16 Magnus Barclay, 17 Michael Fletcher, 18 Chris Blackhall 19 Stephen Gauld, GK Derek Mckenzie
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Nelson, Jack, Robertson (Dunlop 82), Fyvie (Brown 46), Ross, Duff, Pawlett (Low 66), Young, Paton (Masson 64), Mackie (Gibson 89), Megginson (McRobbie 59).

Unused Subs: Bain.
Attendance: 600
Venue: Princess Royal Park, Banff
Referee: B. Braidwood