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Dundee United 1 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Dundee United 1 - 1 Aberdeen

Scottish Premier Reserve League
Dundee United scorers: J. McLeod 20
Aberdeen scorers: Wright 3, Harvie 51.

28/08/1987 | KO: 19:00

Great Scott For Young Dons

Feature of the Tannadice success was a magnificent goal by Scott Harvie, which put the seal on a welcome victory against a very strong opposition side.
'It was one of the best goals I've seen for a long time,' said coach Teddy Scott. 'Harvie is progressing nicely and it was good to see him rewarded with such a fine effort.'
Paul Wright had got the performance underway with a third minute goal which proved a real setback for United who found themselves having to battle from behind instead of establishing a home superiority. United, in fact, played the better football in spells during the match but Dons' back four performed soundly to protect the lead until just before half time by soaking up a good deal of quite heavy pressure.
When Aberdeen went in 1-1 at half time it looked as though that could have been a fair scoreline to reflect the flow of the game but Harvie's goal was a worthy winner. Ian Porteous crossed the ball from the right, Robert Connor leaded it on and Harvie struck it beautifully from a deep angle 15 yards out and high into the roof of the net. That was the sort of strike worthy of winning any game and so it proved with United's mixture of young players and slightly older ones unable to get the finish they sought, despite some fine approach play.
The defensive line of Riddell, Falconer, Ian Robertson and Harvie stood firm though Falconer, who was in the first team squad for the next day, was withdrawn and replaced by Greg Watson. Falconer was then named sub in the first team game at Pittodrie (and played) to complete a busy 24 hours.
The new signing from Weymouth, Tom Jones, is making steady progress in the reserves as he adapts to the demands of being a full-time professional.

Dundee United Teamsheet
S. Thomson; McGinnis, Curran, McKinlay, Clark, Welsh, Ronald, Bowman, J. McLeod, Kinnaird, G. McLeod
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Beckett, Robertson, Harvie, McRobb, Riddell, Falconer (Watson), Porteous, Jones, Wright, Connor, Weir.

Unused Subs: MacLeod.
Venue: Tannadice Park, Dundee
Referee: W. Innes, Stepps
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