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match report 2008-09 fixture list
SPL Reserves 
16/09/2008
 
Aberdeen 0 - 1 Rangers
Kick Off:  2:00 PM         Burke 57  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Glebe Park, Brechin
A strong Dons second string went down to a single goal against Rangers in Brechin. In a competitive match, referee Derek Nicholls felt the need to book five Aberdeen players. Early on, Stuart Duff was booked after 22 minutes then Tommy Wright after 29 minutes when he went into a 50/50 challenge with the 'keeper, though it looked a very harsh decision. Stuart Smith was booked on the stroke of half time for a challenge that was not even a foul.
At half time Tommy Wright was substituted by Peter Pawlett but after the break the referee continued handing out cards. Captain Zander Diamond was booked on 54 minutes, and three minutes later Burke gave Rangers the lead. Maguire and Shinnie were then both booked on 63 minutes.
The Dons were unlucky to lose the game and deserved at least a draw. Jared Hodgkiss put in a very fine performance at right back, as did Stuart Smith at left back while Chris Maguire also had a good game.
 
Weather: Rain
Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Bossu, Hodgkiss, Smith, Duff, Diamond, Mair, de Visscher, Stewart, Wright (Pawlett), Maguire, Paton.

Unused Subs: Bateman, Crawford, Jack, Clark.

Bookings:  Duff (22),  Wright (29),  Smith (44),  Diamond (54),  Maguire (63).

Rangers Teamsheet:  Smith, Little, McLachlan, McMillan, Harvey, Shinnie, Burke, Fleck, Loy, Aaron (Forbes 75), Efrem

Bookings:  Shinnie 63

Referee: Derek Nicholls

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