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Aberdeen 1 - 2 Hearts

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 1 Hearts

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Merrie.
Hearts scorers: Johnston, Flucker

27/04/1929 | KO: 15:00

Aberdeen 'A' Lose A Home Record

Beaten at Pittodrie in a League match for the first time in three seasons, Aberdeen "A" surrendered the Alliance points to Hearts "A" by two goals to one.
On a wretched afternoon there were only about 2000 present, and the was consistent with the conditions.
Aberdeen "A" took an early lead through Merrie, who accepted a pass from Polland, but the home team only flattered deceive. Subsequently they had rather more the play, but their forwards failed badly in front of goal, Merrie twice missing easy chances.
Eight minutes from the interval Flucker took advantage of slackness in the home defence to slip through and secure the equaliser, and the teams crossed over on level terms.
In the earlier stages of the second period, Aberdeen were the aggressors, but again they failed at close quarters. After twelve minutes Hearts obtained what proved to be the winning goal. They forced a corner, and from the flag kick Johnstone beaded into the net. Hearts were on top for a time after this, and Blackwell was frequently in action, but later Aberdeen rallied, and the Edinburgh 'keeper was kept busy. He was fortunate on one occasion when a shot by McLeod found the crossbar. Donald and Wilson changed places on the home right, but the alteration availed Aberdeen nothing, and they lost because of the ineffectiveness of their forwards.

Source: Press & Journal, 29th April 1929

Hearts Teamsheet
'Newman'; Reid, O'Neil; Langton, Johnston, Hartley; Carruthers, Walls, Flucker, Robertson, McWatt
Attendance: 2,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: A. H. Hendrie, Perth
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