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Dundee 3 - 2 Aberdeen

HT Score: Dundee 1 - 0 Aberdeen

SPFL Development League
Dundee scorers: Boyle (10), Cameron (pen) (54), (88)
Aberdeen scorers: Shankland, Campanile.

27/10/2014 | KO: 18:00

Aberdeen suffered only their second defeat of the season evening as an experienced Dundee side ran out 3-2 victors over Paul Sheerin's young team. With one eye on the League Cup Quarter Final it was a younger Aberdeen Development XI that lined up at Dens although Jamie Langfield played in goal. The Dons keeper made a number of very good saves. Aberdeen were also without Jamie Henry, Nicky Low, Craig Storie and Craig Murray who are all injured.
Martin Boyle gave the hosts the lead on 10 minutes after a tidy finish and they deservedly kept that scoreline until the break. The Dons were disappointing in the first half and Langfield had an excellent double save from the lively Boyle. After the interval The Dons responded well and immediately pulled a goal back through Lawrence Shankland. Within about thirty seconds of the restart Felek had produced a nice piece of skill, he then fed Smith who played in Shankland who produced a good finish.
The Dons were now right back in the game but all that changed 9 minutes later when Dundee regained the lead from the penalty spot, Cameron converting after Michael Rose had received a second booking for bringing down Josh Skelly in the box. When you see the incident again it looked like Skelly was on his way down before the contact, which looked minimal anyway. At that point Smith and Shankland left the scene to keep them fresh for Wednesday night. Ross and Jones came on. With a very young team now on the field you really felt the young Dons would be seriously up against it but they should tremendous character and spirit to not just hold Dundee out for the next twenty five minutes or so, but they actually dominated possession and had a couple of good chances, the closest of which saw sub Jones almost getting on the end of an Campanile cross.
However as Aberdeen threw players forward the Dark Blues had a couple of clear cut chances and they eventually sealed the three points with 4 minutes remaining when a stunning strike from 25 yards from Lee Cameron crashed into the net off the post. The 10 man Dons did score a consolation in injury time through Campanile after a quickly taken free kick to make it 3-2 but soon after the final whistle went and the game ended 3-2 Dundee.
Despite the defeat Paul Sheerin was rightly proud of his young players tonight.
Dundee Teamsheet
Schenk, Black, Kerr, Allan, Dyer, Thomson, Roberts (Avolio 74), Colquhoun, Skelly, Wighton (Cameron 9), Boyle. Subs Gourlay, Cameron, Moncrieff, Gallacher, Cunningham, Lamond
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Langfield, Robertson, Harvie, Gibbons, McKenna, Rose, Felek (Norris 78), Campanile, Shankland (Ross 55), Smith (Jones 55), Wright.

Unused Subs: Billington, Petrie, Orsi, Kelly, Ross.
Venue: Dens Park, Dundee
Referee: Ross McIntyre