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Forfar Athletic 2 - 0 Aberdeen

Scottish Reserve League East

03/09/1987 | KO: 19:30

When the youngsters lost at Forfar it was a case of collecting more useful experience against differing teams and age groups. Forfar were not a particularly mature side themselves but were more direct in their methods.
'In a way we tried to be too professional,' explains the coach. 'We played lots of passes but too many of them were square. We could not complain about the way we kept possession at times but we did not make enough chances nor did we finish well. Forfar were more straight forward. They kept the ball moving towards our goal and took a couple of chances well. Quite simply it was another lesson for our young lads.'
The third team is rather less about results than logging the progress of youngsters as they learn the professional game. Winning matches builds confidence but at this level it is not the overwhelming priority. Young players are often subject to rises and falls in form and a particular case in point is striker Andy McLeod who had a golden spell last season when he scored in virtually every match he played. This term, so far, he has not been able to make the same impact.
One player who is showing excellent promise is right back Graeme Ferguson from Stirling, a newcomer this season.

Source: Match Programme, 12th September 1987

Forfar Athletic Teamsheet
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Watt, Ferguson, Selbie, Gardner, Thomson, Watson, McArthur, McCombie, MacLeod, Emslie, Dickson.

Unused Subs: Irvine, Allan.

Bookings:  Thomson.
Venue: Station Park, Forfar
Referee: T. Roy, Tillycoutry
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