Monday, 30 January 2012

Aberdeen 1 v Dunfermline Athletic 0

Hardly a classic at Pittodrie on Saturday. A single goal separated 6th placed Aberdeen and bottom-of-the-table Dunfermline. Scott Vernon, ex of Colchester got behind the last defender to head on a first-half opener which promised more but the Pars stuck to their task and avoided conceding another. From a Dons perspective it was worryingly close and after tiring 17 year-old Fraser Fyvie was replaced early in the second-half, a second goal looked increasingly unlikely.

We were in a box in the Dick Donald stand (picture) which was a good laugh, although I would rather have been sitting with my mates in the seats below us. Still, free beer and food always has that extra appeal, so I mustn't grumble. I was able to follow the odd Paul Merson update from St James Park on Sky and showed my true allegiance 55 minutes in when Danny Green's cross flew in for the lead winner. 

With the two homes to come this week, we have to be aiming to extend the gap at the top into double figures. Unbeaten in the league in 2012 without a goal conceded. We just need to score a few more this week and for BWP to net again to kick-start his season. The countdown to promotion starts here....

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