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St Johnstone 1 - 1 Aberdeen

HT Score: St Johnstone 0 - 0 Aberdeen

Scottish Premier Reserve League
St Johnstone scorers: McDonald 60 (Pen).
Aberdeen scorers: Gibson 55.

07/09/1991 | KO: 15:00

Signs are now Promising

The young Dons managed to halt recent defeats with a 1-1 draw with St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park. Andy Roddie's dislocated shoulder made him an absentee but the team was strengthened by the inclusion of Eoin Jess and Ian Cameron from the senior squad.
Aberdeen had the better clear-cut chances in the first half, being right through on the Perth 'keeper four times without managing to score and having definite territorial advantage.
After a score-less first half the young Dons kept up the pressure at the start of the second period and were rewarded with a good goal scored after only ten minutes play. Andy Gibson struck home a strong shot from an accurate cross by Colin Milne. St Johnstone equalised from the penaly spot five minutes later. From that point Saints dominated the play and Michael Watt made two excellent saves late in the match.
A disappointing feature, particularly in the second half, was the lack of determination and commitment shown by too many Aberdeen players. The one notable exception was Kenny Gilbert who displayed character and pluck throughout the match in his first game as a left back.

Source: Match Programme, Wednesday 18th September 1991

St Johnstone Teamsheet
Kennedy, Stewart, McVicar, Mann, Cherry, Dunne, Trialist, Lee, McDonald, Grant, Bingham. Unused Subs: Smith, Adams
Aberdeen Teamsheet
Watt, Watson, Gilbert, McCarron (Hick 46), Smith, McAnespie, Jess, Gibson, Milne, Cameron, MacRonald (Nisbet 70).

Bookings:  Smith,  Gibson.
Venue: McDiarmid Park, Perth
Referee: R. S. R. Wyllie, Grangemouth
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