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Aberdeen 1 - 2 Dundee United

HT Score: Aberdeen 1 - 1 Dundee United

Scottish Premier Reserve League
Aberdeen scorers: Weir 19.
Dundee United scorers: McLeod 10, McPhee 56

17/10/1987 | KO: 15:00

Sturrock Has Plenty In Reserve

A mixed pair of results in the Premier Reserve League began with a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home by Dundee United followed by a highly encouraging 'correction' in the shape of a 5-0 win at Falkirk.
The difference in the two performances and results was largely explained by the calibre of the respective teams which coach Teddy Scott was able to field. In the United game the side was badly hit by injuries and first team calls leaving them, for instance, with a young pair of full-backs in Lee Gardner and Alan Selbie.
They were also without defensive mainstay Brian Irvine and others and the reorganisation obviously affected the shape of the team.
In contrast, the Tannadice side had Paul Sturrock in their line-up seeking first team match fitness and this told its tale in the second-half when he proved too good for the Dons defence and made the winner for McPhee. In the first-half Peter Weir had equalised United's early strike with a superb free-kick.

Source: Match Programme 31st October 1987

Aberdeen Teamsheet
Beckett, Gardner, Selbie, Gray, Watson, Robertson, Hackett, Jones, MacLeod, Emslie (Dickson), Weir.

Unused Subs: McCombie.
Dundee United Teamsheet
Thomson; Curran, Kopel, McPhee, Beaumont, Cleland, Connolly, McLeod, McKinnon, Sturrock, Preston Unused Subs: Trialist, Trialist
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: M. A. Clark, Edinburgh