It was an emotional return that lasted just 25 minutes on the field of play for Craig Brewster, after suffering a hairline fracture of the tibia.
Aberdeen had gone ahead when Mackie had put the Dons ahead from sixteen yards out, after some fine work by Crawford and Byrne.
The goal seemed to lift United and they his back almost straight away when Alan Archibald knocked in a free kick by Grant Brebner, via a few bobbles in the box.
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Brewster and Samuel had come on to replace Fernandez and Miller with around twenty minutes left, and as the final whistle drew close, the game looked to be petering out with little more to write about when Brewster challenged for a ball with Aberdeen’s Russell Anderson, and our boss damaged an ankle, which turned out to be a hairline fracture of the tibia. Off he went to be replaced by the young David Robertson in his first game after more than thirty times on the bench! Maybe not the circumstances under which the young midfielder would liked to have made his debut in the first team, but one that will be remembered due to the circumstances which brought about it’s arrival.