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Aberdeen 3 - 1 Stirling Albion

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 1 Stirling Albion

Scottish League 'C' Division
Aberdeen scorers: Baird 2, Pearson 11, Bakie 56.
Stirling Albion scorers: Bogan 12

22/10/1949 | KO: 15:00

Tenacious Stirling Keep Score Down

DOWN ARCHIE BAIRD showed that he had made a complete recovery after his long lay-off with cartilage trouble when turned out for the Young Dons against Stirling Albion "A" at Pittodrie on Saturday.

His goal in the first two minutes was well taken, and his long raking passes were often a source of trouble. He and Stenhouse put in some good work during the afternoon.
But the stars in attack were, once again, the wingers, Kiddie and Pearson. It was a move between this pair that brought Aberdeen's second goal, headed by Pearson.

Unusual Role

In an unusual role at centre forward Robb never gave up trying, but got little change out of Mundle, the opposing centre half.
The Stirling team, with their backs to the wall for most of the game, were tenacious in defence - one of the main reasons why Aberdeen's victory margin was kept as low as 3-1.
Kenny Thomson turned in a fine performance at centre half. Tony McKeown, at right back, also showed up well. His positional play was good and his kicking and clearing clean and confident.
Aberdeen's third goal came from Baikie. Bogan scored for Stirling Albion.

Source: Press & Journal, 24th October 1949

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Stirling Albion Teamsheet
Attendance: 5,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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