Date: 4th April 2006 at 1:10pm
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Aberdeen won the battle in this fight for the top six but the war is not yet won!

As the pitch was passed fit to play on,the Dons and Inverness went at it to try and gain the upper hand in the battle for the top six with one match to go.

The wind in Inverness meant that this match would not quite live up to it’s billing as a top football match but the entertainment and drama value went right to the wire.

Both teams tried to play football but the ball ended up in the air for most of the time as they tried to get to grips with the conditions.

The visitors had the first real chance but Ferne Snoyl shot wide and the chance was gone.
Moments later,Caley started to impose themselves on the match with a couple of near misses.

First of all good work from former Don Wyness,he created a chance for himself and curled a lovely shot just over Langfield’s crossbar.

Then as a harmless long ball found it’s way past Kevin McNaughton,Craig Dargo headed the ball over the advancing Langfield and as he looked certain to score,Zander Diamond cleared the danger.

This was a wake up call for the Dons and they started to create some chance’s of their own and Stevie Crawford headed a Smith free-kick just past the post.

The Dons were causing the home defence all sorts of problems now and chances were starting to come.

Brown made a save from a Smith free kick and then some how,Caley survived a Clark free-kick as the ball was played back to Brown by one of his own defender’s when it seemed he would surely put it into his own net!

The Dons pressure paid of and how,with only 6 miutes remaining on the watch,a long ball from Severin caused a moment of panic in the home defence and as Brown and Munro hesitated,Stevie Lovell nipped in to cooly lob the ball over Brown for a priceless winner and superb goal for Aberdeen.

They now know that sixth spot is in their own hands and they face Hibs at Pittodrie next Saturday in what should be a great match.

Manager Rating
Jimmy Calderwood 8

Opponent Rating
Charlie Christie 7