Twente defeated Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen in a testimonial match for long-serving Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine.

  • By Ross Anderson

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In a fairly even match that took a long time to get going, it was Aberdeen that looked the more composed side against an under strength Twente team missing several key players.

Aberdeen largely had a full team to choose from excluding some international call ups and in the opening stages they kept the ball well and created the first opportunity of the match with Sonny Stevens saving well from a dangerous Adam Rooney header.

With both sides evenly matched, it took a defensive mistake from Clark Robertson to assist with the opener. A poor pass across the defence fell straight to the feet of Hakim Ziyech who guided the ball nicely into the bottom corner past Scott Brown.

It was the Scottish side who ended the half brighter but continuer to fail to create something of note. A short half time match featuring Twente coach and former Aberdeen goalkeeper Theo Snelders took place during the interval.

The introduction of Youness Mokhtar at the break sparked some life into the Twente team but they were lucky not to concede early into the second period with the defence showing a bit too much generosity to the man of the hour Considine as they left him completely unmarked at a corner but the big defender blew his big moment by heading just wide.

The Dutch side though we’re soon to double their lead after a wonderful cross from Chris David was met powerfully by the head of Shadrach Eghan who bullited his header into the top corner. Aberdeen made sure it would be an exciting finish five minutes later when a corner was again not dealt with by Twente and youngster Lawrence Shankland smashed in from close range to make it 2-1. Aberdeen had one last chance to equalise with the lively Shankland forcing Stephens into a brilliant save to keep his side in the lead. Twente held on for the win and sent the small band of travelling supporters home happy.

Aberdeen Team: Brown, Daniels, Robertson, Taylor, Considine, Jack, Robson, Low, Rooney, Goodwillie, Driver

Twente Team: Stephens, Bijen, Shilder, Eghan, Ebecilio, Ziyech, Kusk, Holscher, Miyaichi, Koopers, van dee Heyden

Ross Anderson (3 Posts)

23 year old Journalism student from Montrose in Scotland. Picked up a liking for Dutch football after moving to Rotterdam in 2011 and became impressed by the Feyenoord fans love of football and their club. Kept in touch with the league after moving back to Scotland and found myself becoming a supporter of Feyenoord. Also a big supporter of Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League. Follow me on Twitter at @rossando91.