MO­ROC­CAN MAGIC DE­MOL­ISHES HIBS

Evening Express (City Final) - - The Aberdonian -

ABERDEEN hope to se­cure an­other win on Fri­day as they pre­pare to face Hiber­nian at Pit­to­drie. Since re­cently out-per­form­ing the likes of Kil­marnock and Hamil­ton, Derek Mcinnes’ Reds are aim­ing to match the re­sult of Ebbe Skov­dahl’s team 17 years ago. The Dons tri­umphed 2-0 in Novem­ber 2001 against Franck Sauzée’s side at their home ground, with both goals be­ing pro­duced af­ter the 90-minute mark.

De­spite the end re­sult, it was Hibs who con­trolled the open­ing 20 min­utes with Craig Brew­ster do­ing his best to rough up the Dons de­fence.

But af­ter a slow start, Aberdeen played their way into the game. And Morocco’s Hicham Zer­ouali proved to be the top per­former through­out the match.

The Dons could have been ahead as early as the 32nd minute when Derek Whyte was un­lucky to see his 12-yard header hit the post. Even the loss of Eu­gene Dadi due to a head knock had no ef­fect on their stan­dard of play.

On 90 min­utes the com­bi­na­tion of good work be­tween Derek Young and Dar­ren Mackie, and a down­ward header from Rob­bie Win­ters, gave Aberdeen their first goal.

The sec­ond came in the 93rd minute as Hibs threw ev­ery­one for­ward for a cor­ner, in­clud­ing keeper Nick Colgan.

The Dons cleared and Zer­ouali ran from the half­way line to roll the ball into the empty net.

Aberdeen’s Rob­bie Win­ters (No9) was mobbed by team-mates af­ter his late goal against vis­it­ing Hiber­nian Aberdeen’s Eu­gene Dadi was stretchered off dur­ing the 2-0 win at Pit­to­drie Dons at­tacker Hicham Zer­ouali clinched it Zer­ouali tak­ing on what looks like the whole de­fence Phil Mcguire cel­e­brat­ing with Hicham Zer­ouali af­ter the Mo­roc­can’s goal

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