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Aberdeen 3 - 0 Hibernian

HT Score: Aberdeen 2 - 0 Hibernian

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: McKenzie, Cosgrove, Spencer.

07/01/1928 | KO: 14:30

Reserves Go Up Top

With the defeat of Motherwell by Rangers, Aberdeen have taken the leading place in the Alliance. They are one point ahead of the Fir Park eleven, and although their margin of superiority on the table is quite small, their play throughout the season has been so consistent that the honour is not a false one. Hopes are that they will maintain their position to the end of the season. Hibs A were their latest victims. On Saturday the Easter Road reserves were humbled to the extent of three clear goals, and if the homesters had had a more determined attack, a crop of goals might have fallen to them.
All over, the game was devoid of sparkle. Although McKenzie improved upon a Falloon cross after four minutes, it was not until close upon the interval that Cosgrove scored the second goal. The time between the goal-scoring was occupied by strong Aberdeen pressure, but the efforts of the forwards to get the ball past Harris were deplorable. The inside men were flagrant sinners in this respect, and semed to want to walk the ball into the net.
The second half was purely a repetition of the first - all pressure with little positive result. Spencer, however, scored the best goal of the match with a great shot, but his lesson to the forwards cme far too late for the game was won and lost by that time.
The home defence, especially Cooper and Ritchie, was very sound, the forwards had not on their shooting boots, and on the whole were not a cohesive division.

Source: Bon-Accord, 14th January 1928

The score of 3 goals to nil In their favour, which put them at the top of the League, did not in the least exaggerate the superiority of Aberdeen "A" over Kilmarnock "A" their Alliance encounter at Pittodrie Park Saturday. They took the lead four minutes from the start, and although it was near half-time before they scored again, they outplayed the visitors for practically the whole half. McKenzie counted first after Harris had pushed away a cross from Falloon, and the other point was got by Cosgrove who headed in a centre from McKenzie. But the best goal all was that registered by Spencer in the second half, when exchanges were more equal. From about thirty yards out he sent in a raking shot that completely beat Harris; he never had any chance with it. Although beaten three times, Harris gave a good display in goal. Neither of the backs, however, covered themselves with glory. Their forward's, when the ball was placed to them - an unusual happening on Saturday - showed they could make full use of opportunities that came their way. Haggerty in particular was a smart player, and was well backed up by McCue and McPartlin. McSevich never had much to do. The two backs gave away too many corners, but when they got settled they were soundness itself. Spencer was the pick of the halves; nevertheless the other two gave a creditable performance. Falloon and McLeod were the best of the forwards..

Source: Press & Journal, 9th January 1928

Hibernian Teamsheet
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
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