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Montrose 0 - 3 Aberdeen

HT Score: Montrose 0 - 1 Aberdeen

Aberdeen scorers: Anderson 26, Anderson 78, Trialist 87.

11/07/2017 | KO: 19:00

The young Dons rounded off a hectic series of four pre-season games in eight days with a fine win against arguably their toughest opponents.

Bruce Anderson opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 26 minutes then added a second with 12 minutes of the match remaining. The Dons trialist centre back wrapped things up with a fine header three minutes from the end. Despite having lost all three of their warm up fixtures, the home side started in positive fashion and were unlucky not to take the lead in the 4th minute when skipper Paul Watson hit the bar with a fine free kick. Montrose dominated the opening exchanges but the Dons defended resolutely and almost took the lead on 23 minutes when keeper Fleming had to make a brilliant stop to prevent Chris Antoniazzi finding the net.
Three minutes later Aberdeen were ahead as Anderson coolly netted from the spot after Campbell had tripped McLennan in the area. Fleming saved well from Anderson as the Dons asserted their dominance then McLennan saw a shot hacked off the line just before the interval.

Ten minutes after half time Archie Mair pulled off a stunning save to deny Watson, touching his clever lob on to the bar and over. The home side were piling on the pressure but couldn't find a way through the Aberdeen defence. With twelve minutes remaining Anderson doubled the visitors' advantage when he raced on to a through ball from Mbayo to chip the keeper from 15 yards. After sub goalie Millar had denied Connor McLennan he was left helpless as the Dons trialist centre back powered a header into the net following a Craig Storie corner.

A solid win for the young Dons who showed good fitness levels and no little skill in front of a crowd of 476.
Montrose Teamsheet
Fleming (Millar 61), Webster, Thomson, Campbell (Hay 45), Allan, Steeves, Trialist, Watson, Fraser (Wallace 45), Templeman (Terrell 61), Johnston (MacLeod 45)
Attendance: 476
Venue: Links Park, Montrose
Referee: Chris Graham
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