Date: 8th October 2007 at 1:11pm
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With Rangers having forgotten to turn up (metaphorically) against Hibernian at Ibrox, I for one was worried about the visit of Saint Mirren after the 1-1 draw in Ukraine mid-week.

After totally forgetting that the match was on I dashed home and was connected to RedTV with 10 minutes of the first half remaining, just in time to catch Dave MacDermid ranting about the poor quality of football and just about every other negative aspect of the game. Luckily, it was a reverse commentator’s kiss of death for us and two minutes later Jeffrey De Visscher took a tumble in the box and incredibly, the referee was actually pointing to the spot! I was a tad confused when David Ridd said Severin had the ball in hand and was stepping up to take it, Barry Nicholson being on the field at the time. But Captain Fantastic made no mistake and drilled the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal. It was probably a bit fortunate the Dons got the goal when they did, undoubtedly one or two over-expectors in the crowd getting ready to jeer them off the pitch for half-time.

Just after the hour mark a wonderful hospital pass from a Saints full back was weighted to perfection for Lee Miller to beat goalkeeper Smith to the ball by a nano second. It looked like he knocked it a bit too far but he calmly slotted the ball with his left foot into the bottom right corner of the goal from an acute angle near the edge of the penalty box.

One more would surely wrap it up and we only had to wait 10 more minutes before it was three. De Visscher collected the ball on the break and knocked the ball a yard past Smith two paces into the box. I couldn’t believe it when the referee once again pointed to the spot. After reviewing the goal on RedTV, in my opinion it was not an intentional dive and it certainly stopped a goalscoring opportunity. With a totally open goal to just pass the ball into as well, what reason is there for Jeffrey to go down? Anyway, Severin stepped up once again to take it and doubled his goal tally for the season, firing the ball low into the centre of the goal.

McNamara had come on to replace Severin with 10 minutes remaining and with two to go he floated the ball into the box. Miller controlled the ball brilliantly and prodded the ball past Smith before he even got out.

Four always sounds so sweet and the Dons can be pleased with themselves after coming out of their safety zone to score 3 second half goals. No European hangover for Aberdeen and with the international break the upcoming week, confidence will be sky high in Inverness in two weeks time.