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19 September 2016

Attacking midfielder named Man of the Match in Aberdeen victory

JAMES Maddison scored on his full Aberdeen debut on Sunday to help the Dons come from behind to win 3-1 at Dundee in the Scottish Premiership.

Dundee had gone in front through Kevin Holt on 13 minutes, but Maddison drew his side level soon after with a fine strike from outside the box.

The attacking midfielder collected the ball in the final-third before turning smartly and creating space for a shot which he drilled low into the corner.

Second half goals from Jayden Stockley and Kenny McLean secured victory for the visitors ahead of Dundee's Mark O'Hara being dismissed late on, with Maddison named as Man of the Match.

Speaking to RedTV after the game, he said: "It was the best possible way to mark my first start for Aberdeen.

"I really enjoy my role within the side. It's not a free role but I have a license to go out and show people what I can do. The manager just wants me to go out and express myself."

Harry Toffolo also made a full debut at the weekend, completing 90 minutes on Saturday as Scunthorpe United moved to the top of Sky Bet League One.

The Iron edged to a 1-0 triumph at Shrewsbury Town courtesy of David Mirfin's header deep into first half injury-time, extending their strong start to the campaign.

Great result yesterday, we dug deep and got the 3 points! 👍🏼

— Harry Toffolo (@Harry_Toffolo) September 18, 2016
United leading the division at this early stage is made all the more impressive by the fact they have played a game less than every other side inside the top half, collecting 16 points from their seven games so far.

Elsewhere in the third tier, Declan Rudd played the full match as two late goals saw Charlton Athletic beaten 2-1 at home by AFC Wimbledon.

Ademola Lookman's early strike had put the Addicks in front, only for efforts from Dominic Poleon and Tyrone Barnett in the final 12 minutes to turn the game on its head.

Back in Scotland, fellow goalkeeper Remi Matthews was also in action as Hamilton Academical went down to a 4-2 defeat at Motherwell.

Louis Moult hit all four of Motherwell's goals; his quick-fire treble inside the opening 20 minutes seeing the hosts race into a 3-0 lead in the Lanarkshire Derby.

Ali Crawford pulled one back for Accies before the interval but Moult struck again early in the second half to complete his personal haul and restore the three-goal advantage.

A further goal from Crawford opened up the possibility of a comeback, although it was ultimately to prove in vain as Martin Canning's side remained in 10th place after six matches.

Finally, a tier further down Tony Andreu played just over an hour of Dundee United's 3-1 reverse at Falkirk in the Scottish Championship.

The attacking midfielder was withdrawn with the scores level at 1-1, ahead of goals in the final three minutes from Myles Hippolyte and Lee Miller giving the Bairns all three points. 

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