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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Ayr United

HT Score: Aberdeen 0 - 0 Ayr United

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Cheyne, Cosgrove, Yorston.

28/04/1928 | KO: 15:00

Ayr United 'A' Fail At Pittodrie

In the last of their Alliance League fixtures, Aberdeen "A" easily defeated Ayr United "A" by three goals to nil at Pittodrie. Aberdeen "A" are a point behind Rangers, the winners of the championship.
In the first half, Aberdeen were clearly superior, but were palpably weak near goal. Ayr United were outplayed and gave a very poor display. There was no scoring during this period. After 15 minutes play in the second half Aberdeen "A" took the lead through Cheyne. The home forwards were always in the vicinity of the United goal, and after he had missed an easy chance, Cosgrove atoned by scoring a second goal for Aberdeen. The homesters' third goal was secured by Yorston. In this period Ayr lost the services of their centre-half, Robertson, who was injured, but this was not in any way responsible for their failure. Cheyne, the home inside right, was also forced to leave the field shortly before the finish. Blackwell was safe in the home goal, while Cooper outshone his rather erratic partner Bruce. The half-backs were sound both in defence and attack, McHale and McLaren being outstanding. The forwards were extremely nippy, but despite the fact that they netted three times were none too strong in the goal mouth. Love especially was a sinner in this respect, and missed two glorious opportunities in the second half. Ayr United had a sound defence in which Hepburn, Purdon, and Smith took the eye. Of a weak forward line, Inglis, Gourlay, and McCosh were best.

Source: Press & Journal, 30th April 1928

Ayr United Teamsheet
Hepburn; Young, Purdon; Smith, Robertson, Turnbull; Gourlay, Thomson, McCosh, Inglis, Devan
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: J. Robertson, Aberdeen
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