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Formartine United 0 - 4 Aberdeen

HT Score: Formartine United 0 - 3 Aberdeen

Aberdeen scorers: Campbell, Campbell, Duguid, Watson.

05/03/1977 | KO: 15:00

As we had no game on Saturday, we played a friendly match against Formartine United at Udny, on Sunday and took the opportunity of giving a run to our young players, Andy Watson and Alan Duguid, who both gave a good account of themselves. A big crowd turned out on a fine day and I'm sure they enjoyed the good football served up by both teams. It was a sporting game and Aberdeen Junior Referee, John Young, controlled the match very efficiently.
The game was only a minute old when Dougie Brown fell on a stone, splitting open his knee and had to be taken off. After some first aid in the dressing room, Dougie had to be taken to Aberdeen Infirmary where he had ten stitches inserted in the wound. I would like to thank Mr. Jimmy Simpson an Aberdeen Fish Merchant for taking the boy in his car to hospital. Dougie is managing to hobble about with the aid of a walking stick.
With Andy Watson taking Brown's place we went into the lead when George Campbell squeezed home a Davie Robb pass. Soon after, Ian Gibson had to leave the field with an ankle injury and took no further part in the game, with Alan Duguid coming on to play in mid-field. Soon after we scored our second goal when Bobby Glennie and 'Pele' worked a short corner and after side stepping a defender 'Pele' found the corner of the net with a low left foot shot. Alan Duguid scored our third goal when he pushed home a hard driven pass from Andy Watson.
In the second half we made positional changes which enabled Davie Robb to move up as a striker, and with his speed and strength he was soon giving the crowd something to shout about, and but for some good goal-keeping from Charlie French, the Formartine goalkeeper, Davie would surely have been on the score sheet. The home defence played very well in the second half and it was only near the end that we managed to score again. Fittingly it was young Andy Watson who scored. Other players who played well for us were Bobby Glennie, Alex McLeish and George Campbell.
Our team was: McLean, Glennie, Rougvie, Gibson, McLeish, Cooper, Rodgers, Robb, Brown, Fraser and Campbell, with Watson and Duguid replacing Brown and Gibson.

Source: Match Programme, 12th March 1977

Formartine United Teamsheet
Venue: North Lodge Park, Pitmedden
Referee: John Young, Aberdeen
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