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SPL Youth 19 
Aberdeen 1 - 0 Motherwell
Kick Off:    McRobbie.        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Balgownie Playing Fields, Aberdeen
Neil Cooper had to do without captain Jonathan Crawford who was on the bench for the first team. He did have Peter Pawleft available though after Peter made his Dons' debut against East Fife. Aberdeen were up against a Motherwell side coached by ex Aberdeen player Willie Falconer.

At the start of the game, the Motherwell keeper had a good double save from Mitch Megginson and Nicky Clark. Aberdeen then should have had a penalty kick after Peter Pawlett did superbly by beating three or four players before he was taken down in the box, but the referee decided incredibly not to give penalty and booked Peter for diving. Even the Motherwell team looked surprised! Just after the break the Dons took the lead with a fine finish from Callum McRobbie. The Dons had other chances to seal the victory but in the end they held on for a deserved win.
It now means the young Dons have not been beaten in the league since October.

Neil Cooper spoke to RedWeb after the game: "It was another very encouraging result. We played very well. There were not a lot of chances in the game. We passed the ball well, the movement was good and defensively we did not concede so it was a good afternoon for us and I am pleased.
"We are currently four or fifth in the table. It is still quite a tight league so we know if we win a couple of games you will move up a couple of positions, and likewise go down if you lose a couple.
"The only target is to finish the season as strong as we can. The first part of the season was just about bedding in the boys because it was such a young side with so many new players. We have gone from strength to strength though and we are undefeated for a good while. The future looks good with the five boys involved with the Scotland U17 side this week. We did have to look after them and make sure they did not over do it in training on Thursday and Friday so they could recover, plus the boys who played in the reserve on Wednesday."
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Bookings:  Pawlett.

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