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Aberdeen 2 - 0 Airdrie

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 0 Airdrie

Scottish Alliance League
Aberdeen scorers: MacFarlane, MacFarlane.

21/01/1928 | KO: 14:45

Aberdeen 'A' Win Again

Aberdeen "A" continued their conquering career in the Alliance League on Saturday at the expense of Airdrie A, whom they defeated at Pittodrie by two goals to nil. It was an easy victory, for there was marked disparity between the teams. Had the score been doubled or trebled it would have been Aberdeen's due, for they pressed continuously from start to finish, except for a short period in the first half, when only a superlative display of goalkeeping by McSevich prevented Airdrie from scoring.
Aberdeen started early and finished late. Their opening goal in the fourth minute of the game came from the foot of McFarlane who skilfully beat both backs before shooting into the net from impossible range. Play continued in favour of the home side until about midway through the period, when McSevich distinguished himself by his cool and calculating goalkeeping, saving shots from many angles. Airdrie were about their best at this time, but they quickly fell back into their former role of defenders, a state of affairs which continued to the end the game. In fact, McSevich had only to save one shot in the second half, and that two minutes from the end. Aberdeen's second goal came after thirty-four minutes of the second half had gone. Like the first, it was McFarlane's. Fastening on to a loose ball, the centre forward tricked Woods the Airdrie left back, and sent the ball whizzing into the left-hand corner of the net. The heavy, rain-sodden pitch took much out of the players, but the Aberdeen lot lasted the pace far better than their opponents. Cooper was outstanding in good, all round defence, while of a trio of resolute halfbacks Muir and Spencer were the pick. No one showed up better in the attack than McFarlane. He received most support from McLeod. The appearance of Wilson again at outside left was welcomed by the home crowd. The heavy going was all against the little fellow, but none the less he succeeded in playing fairly well, though prone to over-dribble.

Source: Press & Journal, 23rd January 1928

Airdrie Teamsheet
Russell; Clark, J. Woods; Fairley, Heaps, Kelly; Menara, Rock, McKenna A. Woods, Bertram
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: W. Bowman, Arbroath
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