Dons Back On Track After Win

ABERDEEN got back on the winning trail with an important win over Hibernian - and more importantly, a superb and exciting performance from their forwards.

The only downside in an excellent afternoon was more injury woes for the Reds, as we lost Andrew Considine in the warm-up and Zander Diamond in the first half, before Yoann Folly limped off after the break.

On-fire Chris Maguire opened the scoring in the 18th minute when he took a great crossfield pass from Sone Aluko in his stride and slammed home the ball into the far corner.

The Dons went 2-0 up in the 32nd minute when Scott Vernon scored his sixth goal in seven games thanks to a big deflection.

Vernon took his tally for the season to seven in the second half after great build-up play involving Aluko and Bebo Maguire; the three of them terrorising the Hibs defence today, and bringing great hope for the rest of the season.

Captain Paul Hartley scored the fourth from the penalty spot after a bit of superb play from Man of the Match Aluko completely bewildered Hogg, who was fortunate to stay on the park after manhandling the referee.

As the Dons took their foot off the gas at 4-0, it was inevitable that Hibs would put pressure on the team's patched-up defence.

However the two similar Hibs goals - where first Nish then Bamba out-muscled our reshuffled centre-backs - had no chance of amounting to anything.

Read the full match report from Aberdeen-Mad's award-winning reporter Ronaldanho here.

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