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Babberich 1 - 4 Aberdeen

HT Score: Babberich 0 - 1 Aberdeen

Aberdeen scorers: Byrne 2, Adams 53, Mendy 60, Stewart 68.

17/07/2005 | KO: 15:00

Dons back on track

Senegal trialist Noel Mendy was given another opportunity to show what he could do.

Jimmy also gave a start to a young Dutch amateur player. 22 year old Rob Haveman was handed a role in midfield.

Russell Anderson and Zander Diamond again started in central defense. Chris Clark and Noel Mendy were the only other players who stared yesterday.

Ritchie Byrne gave the Dons the perfect start as they took the lead on 2 minutes. Barry Nicholson played the ball in and the Irish defender hit a superb volley.

Aberdeen had one or two other chances in the first half but were unable to take them. There was a scare for the Dons when Zander Diamond complained to the bench that he had a problem with his groin. The defender was substituted on 31 minutes and replaced by John Stewart. The move looked more precautionary than anything else.

A half time the management team made further changes. Haveman came off and was replaced by Derek Adams. Scott Muirhead was also taken off and replaced by Andrew Considine.

Aberdeen had to wait until the 53 minute for the second goal. Jamie Smith played in a good cross, Stewart dummied the ball and Adams was well placed to score.

Just after the hour mark it was three. There was a bit of a scramble in front of the goal and it was unclear where the defender or Noel Mendy got the final touch, although the striker was certainly claiming it.

Mendy also had a hand in the fourth goal. His cut back found Stewart who put away the chance well.(68 mins)

Babberich, got a consolation goal on 90 minutes. It came from the penalty spot after Russell Anderson had been adjudged to have fouled in the box.

After the game Jimmy Calderwood was certainly happier with the performance than he was yesterday.

The next game is on Tuesday night against De Graafschap (kick off 19:00 cet)

Babberich Teamsheet
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Esson, Clark (Macaulay 70), Byrne, Anderson, Diamond (Stewart 46), Winter, Haveman (Adams 46), Nicholson, Mendy, Smith, Muirhead (Considine 46).

Unused Subs: Preece.
Venue: Sportspark de Buitenboom, Babberich
Jimmy with his son Scott
trialist Rob Haveman
trialist Noel Mendy
Zander Diamond before he had to go off
Ritchie Byrne celebrates his goal
Russell Anderson
Mendy helps the ball over the line for goal 3
John Stewart who scored goal number 4
Jamie Winter
Next Match
10 Jul 2024 / 19:00 / Balmoor Stadium, Peterhead