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Aberdeen 4 - 1 St Mirren

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 1 St Mirren

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Doolan, Doolan, Doolan, Love.
St Mirren scorers: McDonald

28/11/1925 | KO: 14:30

It was a game of fluctuating fortunes at Pittodrie on Saturday between Aberdeen "A" and St Mirren "A" under Scottish Alliance auspices. In the first half the visitors, with wind advantage, held the upper hand for the greater portion of the game, and yet Aberdeen crossed over on equal terms. In the latter period, however, the homesters established a clear superiority, and were well worth their 4-1 victory.
Snow covered the pitch, except for the goal and centre areas, and, consequently, the going was tricky and heavy. This resulted in players making mistakes and misjudgements for which little or no blame could be meted out, and it was a wonderfully well played game considering the conditions underfoot. St Mirren played a neat, confident, and combined game in the first half, McDonald proving a dashing leader in an attack which was backed up all the way by a virile middle line, whereas the comparative failure of the Aberdeen halves brought about a disjointed and feeble exhibition on the part of the homesters. The visitors deservedly opened the scoring through McDonald, but their lead was short lived. "Pat" Doolan, the Dons' latest capture from Cleland Juniors, who led the home van in dashing style, despite weak support from behind, headed home a free kick nicely placed by Forbes. The new centre obliged again shortly afterwards, pushing home a cross from Love.
The tables were turned in the second half, when the Aberdeen mid-line dominated the play, with the result that St Mirren were hemmed in in their own half for the major part of the period. Doolan got his "hat trick" from a scrimmage in the goal mouth, and Love, in the closing stages, got the best goal of the match with a smashing goal from an acute angle.
About 10oo spectators watched a game in which the chief interest centred in the debut of Doolan, and, to a lesser extent in the play of Pelan, the Glasgow junior on trial at inside left. They were the best two forwards afield.

Source: Press & Journal, 30th November 1925

St Mirren Teamsheet
Yuill; Hay, Arnott; McVeigh, Gebbie, Connell; Laird, Mason, McDonald, McCrindle, Miller
Attendance: 1,000
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: T. Small, Dundee