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Aberdeen 2 - 1 St. Johnstone

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 St. Johnstone

Scottish Second XI Cup First Round Replay
Aberdeen scorers: Muir, Muir.
St. Johnstone scorers: Peat

28/09/1949 | KO: 15:00

Crowd Give Freddie Martin a Big Hand

Bright Spot in a Poor Game

ABERDEEN Reserves are into the third round of the Scottish 2nd XI. Cup as a result of their win over St Johnstone in the first-round replay at Pittodrie Park yesterday. They have a bye in the next stage.

It was a disappointing match, and had St Johnstone been able to put any pith into their finishing they would have drawn.
The marksmanship on both sides was bad, so much so that Goldie (St Johnstone) and Ashe (Aberdeen) failed from penalty kicks in the second half.
The outstanding player on tha home side was Freddie Martin in goal. He had a number of spectacular saves, and was deservedly cheered when he pushed Goldie's shot from the spot over the bar for a corner.
he received most assistance from Waddell, but the centre half could not take any liberties with Peat. The Young Dons were weak at wing half back, and among the forwards Muir and McIntyre were best, without being particularly outstanding.
St Johnstone were clever enough in {he outfield, with Canavan a forcing half back. Peat was dangerous in the middle, and Smith, at inside right, spoiled several moves by pissing too hurriedly.

Two for Muir

There was little sparkle in the first half, but Muir suddenly brought the game to life by scoring twice within a minute near the interval. His first was a header from Gibson's cross, and the second came as a result of a solo dash. McLaren stopped his first try, but Muir connected again to find the net.
Peat was a persistent trier and he was rewarded eight minutes from time when he rounded Waddell to beat Martin with a ground shot. But for the 'keeper, who saved from Smith at range of about two yards, the visitors might have forced a draw.

Source: Press & Journal, 28th September 1949

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St. Johnstone Teamsheet
McLaren; Munro, Blyth; Elder, Morrison, Canavan; Welsh, Smith, Peat, Peebles, Goldie
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: D. Gerrard, Aberdeen
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