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Aberdeen 3 - 1 Morton

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 1 Morton

Scottish Premier Reserve League
Aberdeen scorers: Selbie 25, Dickson 55, Selbie 75.
Morton scorers: Armour

16/04/1988 | KO: 15:00

Making The Numbers Count

When Teddy Scott describes a display as one of the best he has ever seen from a Dons' reserve side it HAS to be something rather special. This was the verdict after the 3-1 home victory over Morton recently when a very young team worked their legs off to show that the club has plenty of talent coming through the system. Scott's squad was severely depleted by injuries and first team demands but that fact proved to be a bonus rather than a problem. Despite the fact that centre-half Malcolm Thomson suffered a cut head early on and had to go to hospital after briefly attempting to return to the action, the young Dons played excellent football throughout.
'The young boys did us proud,' said the experienced Pittodrie coach. 'Steve Beckett in goal was our senior player and he's only 21.' Aberdeen were a goal up early on when Alan Selbie scored the first of a pair. Morton equalised before half-time when lack of height in the centre of defence prevented a centre being cleared but the lads never faltered. Thomson required stitches at the back of his head and was found to be groggy when he returned to the play and was consequently taken to hospital with slight concussion which quickly dispersed.

In the second-half Selbie scored his second and John Dickson made it 3-1. 'The standard of the football was very high especially considering it was such a young inexperi┬Čenced team on the day,' Scott added. 'We are very pleased with the quality of the youngsters we have here.' Both substitutes were 16-year-old 'S' form players in midfield player Graham Lawrie and local-born striker Scott Booth. Both played for spells and both played very well. 'They looked to have a lot of promise,' he added. 'In fact it was one of those days when there were no failures. Apart from scoring his goals Selbie worked like a beaver throughout.'

Source: Match Programme, 4th May 1988

Aberdeen Teamsheet
Beckett, Ferguson, Harvie, Wright, Thomson (Booth 25), Watson, Dickson, Emslie, Jess, Selbie, Roddie (Lawrie 75).
Morton Teamsheet
Trialist; Trialist, Ramage, Robinson, Armour, Graham, Robertson, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, McNeil Unused Subs: Trialist, Trialist   Armour 53
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: M. F. Pocock, Aberdeen
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