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Aberdeen 2 - 0 Dundee

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 Dundee

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: Lawson, MacFarlane.

12/02/1927 | KO: 15:00

Pittodrie's 'A' Team Shows The Way

Aberdeen "A" won the "rubber" event with Dundee "A" at Pittodrie on Saturday, when they entered the second round of the Scottish 2nd XI. Cup by 2 goals to 0. They owed their victory to a tenacious and resolute defence and to better finishing ability in front. In the first half the Dundee wing halves were weak in tackling and placing, only Scraggs, the former Clydebank player, now with Arbroath, being prominent in the middle line. Aberdeen had two fine triangle formations which counted for much in the initial period - Muir, McBoyle, and McHale, and Miller, Smith, and Lawson. The left half forced the game brilliantly, and his clever dodging and accurate placing were delightful to watch. He and McFarlane figured in a crisp passing bout, which ended in Lawson scoring with the greatest of ease. Dundee gave a good exhibition of forward play, passing with fine accuracy, but they were timid at finishing, a fatal defect against a punishing lot of hard-tackling defenders.
The Dundee defence crumpled badly towards the end of the first half, and McFarlane got round McMillan to beat Robertson with a well placed grounder, although the custodian might have averted defeat had he got down a shade more quickly to the ball.
The visitors had more of the game in the second half, and Blackwell was a big factor in the home defence, although he was beaten once when Agar got the cross-bar. Meagher was a schemer in the Dundee attack, but Ramage never got a chance, so well did McHale act the role of policeman. Try as they would Dundee could not get a point, and Smith and McFarlane nearly put Aberdeen further ahead.

Source: Press & Journal, 14th February 1927

Dundee Teamsheet
Robertson; McMillan, Nicol; McGuire, Scraggs, Miller; Agar, Flannigan, Ramage, Meagher, Farrell
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: A. Hendrie, Perth
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