Aug 312014

merkalndpic2It took Aberdeen a while to get going in terms of being clinical in the final third, but they got there eventually, says Voice reporter Andrew Watson.

The Dons had plenty of possession in the first half and passed the ball around Partick’s box very well, though except for a few chances, they never really bothered the Firhill men too much.
In the second half though, things changed significantly.

Two minutes in, Nicky Low hit a menacing ball from outside the box.

1-0 to Aberdeen!

The rain from the North Sea began to soak all upon the pitch. Thistle then tried Jamie Langfield with a drive, but he expertly palmed it away.

At the 66-minute mark, Niall McGinn found himself in a similar position to Low, though just in the box this time, and struck a shot which emphatically beat the keeper.

2-0 to Aberdeen!

Jonny Hayes came off for Barry Robson after 75 minutes.

Low was then substituted on the 79-minute mark, replaced by Cammy Smith. At 88 minutes Peter Pawlett was taken off, with manager Derek McInnes bringing on Adam Rooney.

Hopefully this result gives an incentive to seek more consistency in what’s been an indifferent start to the current season.

Final score:  2-0.