Aberdeen Reserves 2 rangers reserves 2

Last updated : 24 January 2006 By Stand Free Ed
John 'Budgie' Stewart scored his tenth goal in twelve reserve games as the Dons second string fought out a 2-2 draw at Links Park, Montrose.

The result ends a four-game winning run for Sandy Clark's team, stretching back to November last year when the reserves achieved the same result against the same opponents at Broadwood Stadium.

The Reds, looking to stretch their lead at the top of the league, went a goal down after only seven minutes, but stormed back with Budgie Stewart levelling six minutes before half time.

Just as the ref's whistle was touching his lips to blow for the interval, Jamie Winter fired home to give the experienced Dons side the lead.

Aberdeen held onto the single goal margin until three minutes from the end when the currant buns equalised through Hutton.

Despite the disappointment of the result, there was good news for the Dons as feisty midfielder Scott Severin managed a full 90 minutes on his return from a broken foot. This may put him in line for a starting place in the engine room alongside Danny Griffin in Saturday's vital home fixture with Kilmarnock.

Aberdeen: Esson, Severin, Muirhead, Winter, Thomas, Considine, Macaulay, McInnes, Stewart, Dempsey, Lovell