A very young Aberdeen U19's were tonight defeated 3-1 by Banks O' Dee at Spain Park. With the Youth Cup game last Sunday other players in the squad were given a chance to impress.
In an entertaining contest the young Dons fell behind in 10 minutes when a corner kick was swung on top of keeper Rodgers who couldn't hold it in the wet conditions and the ball ended up in the net. 5 minutes later though the visitors got themselves back on level terms when Declan McManus fired home a Masson cross. Aberdeen were playing well but were hit with a hammer blow on 35 minutes. They failed to clear a ball in the box and when Banks o' Dee swung in a cross Michael Rose sliced the ball into his own net. And just before half time Steven Jack made it 3-1 to the home side leaving Aberdeen facing an uphill struggle to get themselves back in the game.
In the second half the Dons continued to play well despite the horrendous conditions and the artificial surface. Craig Murray crashed a shot off the cross bar while Dean Carse couldn't connect with a sublime cross from Jamie Masson on 85 minutes. Steven O'Neill rattled a free kick off the post in the final few minutes but the Dons were defeated and go out of the competition.