A point apiece in a six goal thriller in Aberdeen

Ojamaa’s recent good form from the bench earned him a call to the starting eleven and Murphy made room.

We gave Aberdeen their dream start in six minutes when the defence went to sleep following a short corner.  Hayes collected inside the box and seemed to have lost the initiative when he slipped but he chipped across to Rae, unmarked in the centre and his header beat Randolph.

The players settled after the early shock and soon started to produce some activity at the other end of the pitch.  Law came close after a one-two with Ojamaa  and we followed with shots on target from Ojamaa and a couple from Higdon.

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Aberdeen were tricky in attack and Kerr was kept busy trying to keel Fraser under control.  He was booked following a block on the track(!) and Hutchinson followed with another foul on the elusive winger.  However the centre backs made amends shortly before the break .

Ojamaa won a free kick 35 yards out and it was floated to the far post where Hutchinson won the header.  It fell nicely for Kerr and he prodded the ball off Langfield from close range.  The ball came off the ‘keeper and Higdon slid in at the post to level the game.

There was no repeat of the sloppy start in the second half – quite the reverse.  Two minutes in and Hutchinson got his head to a corner and it found the side net to Langfield’s right.  The goal was at the beach end and the small travelling band were on their feet celebrating with the players.

The game opened up as the Dons fought to get back into the match.  There was action at either end although Randolph never looked like conceding.  Ojamaa and Higdon had decent efforts as the half wore on.  Craig Brown made a double substitution in an attempt to turn the game but it was l who struck next.

With 10 minutes left on the clock Hateley swung in a corner and Kerr’s touch allowed law to guide the ball over the line.  It looked like the game was won but Aberdeen got their second when a crossed ball eluded Hutchinson to allow McGinn an easy finish.

A tense few minutes had to be faced and we had our backs to the wall as the fourth official signalled three added minutes.  They got their reward as Magennis’ last gasp shot secured the draw. 

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