MOROCCAN MAGIC DEMOLISHES HIBS
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