There were to be no prisoner's taken in this first round tie as both sides carved out early chances. It was the Dons who were to make the breakthrough in the 19th minute when Gordon Strachan caught Scottish International, John Wark, in possession and raced into the Ipswich box. As Wark tried to make up for his error he tumbled the Aberdeen midfielder and conceded a spot kick. Strachan himself stepped up and beat Paul Cooper to put the Dons ahead.
The first came in the 55th minute as Weir cut in from the left and waltzed past two defenders before drilling a low shot beyond Cooper and into the far corner of the net. Weir ended the match as a contest with only five minutes remaining. His second goal was almost a replica of the first and once again Cooper could do nothing to keep the ball out.
The Dons should have added a fourth in the final minute when referee Vautrot awarded the third spot kick of the evening. Strachan beat Cooper again but was forced to retake the kick because of encroachment. Cooper made it third time lucky as he dived low to block Strachan's effort. It mattered little as the final whistle brought the game to an end and signalled massive celebrations at Pittodrie.