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match report 2000-01 fixture list
St. Johnstone 0 - 0 Aberdeen
Kick Off:  7:45 PM          
Attendance: 4,896
Venue: McDiarmid Park, Perth
Stalemate against Saints

Aberdeen move up to 9th place in the SPL, after a dismal 0-0 draw at McDiarmid Park tonight. Neither the Dons or St Johnstone really came close to scoring, in fact the highlight of the game was the magnificent support from the Dons supporters.

Alex Di-Rocco had a great early chance after just 23 seconds, but he missed when it looked easier to score. Mohammed Sylla had the first real chance, after fifteen minutes of the game he forced the first real save that Esson had to make. His effort didn't really give the young Don any trouble.

In the 28th minute Stavrum did well to leave Jim Weir for dead, but the big Norwegian hitman was well challanged by Saints defender Mcluskey. One minute later, Darren Young had an effort on goal well saved by Alan Main. The effort was powerful, but straight at Main.

There were no more real chances for either side in the first half, and the teams went in at 0-0 at the interval. In the 55th minute of the game, Alan Main spilled a Dons effort, but both Di-Rocco and Young failed to hit the net. 3 minutes later, Sylla should have scored when he turned well, but his shot failed to break the deadlock.

Robbie Winters did have the ball in the net, but he was well offside before he hit the shot. The Dons final effort fell to Eoin Jess, on 78 minutes he hit a good effort, but it went inches wide.

St. Johnstone Teamsheet: 


Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Esson, Rowson, McNaughton, Guntveit, McGuire, Whyte (Solberg), Young, Jess, Winters (Clark 81), Stavrum (Young 66), Di Rocco.

Unused Subs: Preece, McAllister.

Bookings:  Young.


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