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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Airdrie

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 Airdrie

League Cup Group 3
Aberdeen scorers: Hewitt 12, Weir 37, Strachan 89 (Pen).

15/08/1981 | KO: 15:00

Dons' wingers, John Hewitt and Peter Weir took the aerial route to goal to give Aberdeen a comfortable two goal lead in an entertaining 1st half at Pittodrie. Despite being under extreme pressure Airdrie always tried to play constructive football and on several occassions they stretched the Dons' defence without ever seriously testing Jim Leighton. New signing Peter Weir, who was now a firm favourite with the home support, put Aberdeen in easy street with a headed goal in the 37th minute and 4 minutes later a tremendous volley by the same player almost shattered the Pittodrie goal post. A Gordon Strachan penalty late in the 2nd half completed the scoring and set up a Pittodrie showdown with Hearts, the club's nearest challengers.

Source: Match Programme, 28th August 1991

Peter Weir's first competeitive goal for the Dons.
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Leighton, Kennedy, Hamilton, Cooper, McLeish, Miller, Strachan, Bell (Jarvie 75), McGhee (Cowan 75), Hewitt, Weir.
Airdrie Teamsheet
Martin, Walker, Rodger, McCluskey, March, Anderson N, Kerr (McGuire), Clark, Campbell (Erwin), Gordon, Flood

Bookings:  Kerr 64
Attendance: 7,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: G. B. Smith, Edinburgh
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