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Morton 0 - 5 Aberdeen

HT Score: Morton 0 - 0 Aberdeen

Scottish Premier Reserve League
Aberdeen scorers: Robertson 59, Irvine 70, Jones 78, Irvine, Jones 85.

12/08/1987 | KO: 19:30

Young Dons Go Nap

Playing some first class football and taking their chances well they ran up a 5-0 victory while the seniors were triumphing 3-1 at home. There were a couple of two goal displays, by new signing from Weymouth Tom Jones and from a defender with an increasing flair for joining the attack, Brian Irvine.
Irvine, who has contributed vital scoring performances in the first team, added the second goal and the fourth once the flood gates had been opened in the second half. Morton battled hard to contain a superior side and kept the scoresheetblank until the 59th minute when Ian Robertson began the romp.
There had been ample warning signs earlier as Jones fired over from close range and a couple of Irvine headers were fractionally off-target. Then Robertson struck with a do-it-yourself effort and this was followed 11 minutes later by Irvine nodding in a Gray centre.
Dons could have gone three up almost immediately when Jones took a penalty after he had been fouled but the keeper intervened superbly. It took Jones, the former Weymouth player, only a brief time to make up for the penalty miss with a shot from the edge of the area which skimmed in off the upright. Another header from the unstoppable Irvine and a second from Jones just before the end completed the rout as the home side became completely over run.
Dons' fitness and application throughout the game was too much for a side who found themselves in a higher grade of football than in the past.

Source: Match Programme v St Johnstone, 26th August 1987

Morton Teamsheet
Turner; Robinson, Collins, McQuade, Trialist, Forrester, McShane, Bateman, Arthur, Graham, Gourlay (McGeachie) Unused Subs: Ramage
Venue: Cappielow Park, Greenock
Referee: R. T. Tait, East Kilbride
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