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Dons beat Caley on rainy day

Aberdeen FC 3

Pawlett, Storey, Stockley

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0

  • Tuesday, 04 February 2014
  • Venue name here
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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It was a wet spectacle at Spain Park where 9th place Aberdeen welcomed 12th place Inverness Caledonian Thistle. 

Inverness had a bright start to the game and threatened the Aberdeen rearguard on a number of occasions however weren’t clear cut enough to test Robbie Mutch in the Aberdeen goal.

Dons boss Paul Sheerin handed starts to Miles Storey, Peter Pawlett and Jayden Stockley. Caley manager Duncan Shearer fielded a youthful side with only Alex Fisher over the age of 20.

The hosts took a while to get into the game and took the lead against the run of play after Storey played in Pawlett who went on a mazy run before firing home after 14 minutes.

Caley tried to get back into the game and Blair McLennan played in Fisher whose effort on target went straight to Robbie Mutch.

The visitors were made to pay for that chance when Aberdeen went 2-0 up after 28 minutes. Pawlett played in Storey and the former Caley forward tucked the ball home.

Aberdeen had a great opportunity to be in an even more comfortable position going into half time after a dangerous ball came in by Frank Ross which was met by the head of Harlain Mbayo whose goal bound attempt was blocked off the line by Chris Brown.

  • Half Time:
  • Aberdeen FC
  • 2-0
  • Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Inverness started the second half at a good tempo giving the Aberdeen defence problems and Andrew McRae had a great chance which went straight at Mutch. 

Aberdeen then sealed the game with striker Jayden Stockley making it 3-0 after he struck the ball home past Daniel Hoban.

There was nothing to lose for Caley and Jags manager Duncan Shearer brought on striker Keir Smith and he immediately put Aberdeen under pressure giving the Dons defence no time on the ball.

It was a dreary and tedious game  from a neutral perspective which matched the weather conditions.

The Dons had one final chance courtesy of Pawlett whose free kick from long range was dealt with by Hoban. Aberdeen deserved the victory with Storey, Pawlett and Stockley being the difference.


  • Full Time:
  • Aberdeen FC
  • 3-0
  • Inverness Caledonian Thistle


Aberdeen FC
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
1. Robbie Mutch
2. Seb Ross
3. Toby Wells
4. Dylan Thomas
5. Harlain Mbayo
6. Sam Roscoe
7. Scott Wright
8. Peter Pawlett
9. Jayden Stockley
10. Frank Ross
11. Miles Storey
12. David Craddock
14. Aero Norris
15. Bruce Anderson
16. Christian Antoniazzi
17. Sam Robertson
18. David Dangana
1. Daniel Hoban
2. Chris Brown
3. Stephen Rennie
4. Cameron Gilchrist
5. Ryan McRitchie
6. Blair McLennan
7. Jamie Wilson
8. Struan Macarthur
9. Alex Fisher
10. Andrew Macrae
11. Sam Robertson
12. Ali Stark
14. Keir Smith
15. Max Ewan
16. Liam McDonald
19. Stephen Foster
Star Player
Aberdeen FC
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Miles Storey, the attack line for Dons was impressive and Miles took his goal well.
Daniel Hoban, Caley were good going forward however Daniel kept the scoreline down with some of his saves.
Magic Moment
Aberdeen FC
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Peter Pawlett with his finish. Good movement followed by the mazy run then smashing the ball home.
Daniel Hobans save from Peter Pawletts free kick was decent. Pawlett hit it from long range.
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