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26 Dec 2010 17:30:04

Winning start for Brown

Craig Brown claimed victory in his first match in charge as Aberdeen moved off the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with a 2-1 win over Hibs at Easter Road.After Derek Riordan scored his fifth goal in four games on the stroke of half-time to cancel out Yoann Folly's first for the Dons, Scott Vernon bundled in a Paul Hartley cross which evaded a static Hibs defence after 62 minutes for the winner.The result took Brown's side three points clear of Tuesday's opponents Hamilton at the bottom of the SPL and within two points of free-falling Hibs.In Colin Calderwood's first match in charge on October 23, Hibs conceded four goals in the opening 61 minutes before falling 4-2 to the Dons at Pittodrie. It was Aberdeen's most recent win, a run which contributed to the departure of Mark McGhee.Former Scotland boss Brown's scheduled first match in charge - last weekend against his former club Motherwell - was postponed due to the Arctic conditions which have swept Scotland.And with Hamilton's clash at Dundee United - the Dons' next two opponents - postponed by the elements, Brown knew a point would take his side off the foot of the table ahead of the midweek meeting with Accies. Hibs now host Dundee United having now claimed two wins and a draw in nine matches under Calderwood.


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