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Pittodrie Stadium (ATT 11,484) 7th April 2008 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: M McCurry

Aberdeen Aberdeen vs Falkirk Falkirk

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Maguire downs Falkirk

Dons move up to sixth following late Pittodrie win

Last Updated: 07/04/08 10:29pm

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Aberdeen: Celebrate

Aberdeen: Celebrate

Chris Maguire was Aberdeen's hero as his well taken brace ensured Falkirk left Pittodrie with only a 2-1 defeat for their troubles.

The win sees Aberdeen leapfrog over their visitors in the SPL table to sixth, largely thanks to the performance of in-form Maguire.

From Zander Diamond's flick into Falkirk's box, the striker showed all his predatory instincts to divert the ball home and open the scoring in the 21st minute.

It was a lead they held until the half-time break but not long after, as Falkirk drew level in the 49th minute through Carl Finnigan.

Dons goalkeeper Derek Soutar will not be pleased with how he dealt with a cross from Scott Arfield, as his mishandling of the ball allowed Finnigan to pounce.

With a draw looking the most likely result, Aberdeen delighted the Pittodrie faithful by conjuring a winner with just eight minutes left on the clock.

Sone Aluko demonstrated some fine wing play in keeping the ball in play, before delivering a centre that Maguire squeezed in from the tightest of angles.

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Scottish Premiership

Scottish Premiership
Pos Team P Pts
1 Celtic 16 38
2 Inverness CT 16 32
3 Dundee United 16 31
4 Aberdeen 16 31
5 Hamilton Academical 16 30
6 St Johnstone 16 23
7 Kilmarnock 16 21
8 Dundee 16 20
9 Partick Thistle 16 19
10 Motherwell 16 11
11 Ross County 16 9
12 St Mirren 16 8

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