Paul Third

Sports writer with the Press and Journal, based in Aberdeen.

Draper the late show hero for Caley Jags

October 30, 2013

Midfielder Ross Draper was the hero for Caley Thistle as his header in the final minute of extra time gave Inverness victory against 10-man Dundee United at Caledonian Stadium last night.

McInnes keeps faith in McGinn

October 26, 2013

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is confident attacker Niall McGinn will deliver for the club - regardless of what position he plays.

We’ll steal your sunshine

October 25, 2013

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has challenged his players to extend Hibernian's Easter Road woes when the Dons travel to Edinburgh tomorrow.

Time for midfield diamonds to sparkle

October 22, 2013

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has called on his reunited midfield pairing of Barry Robson and Willo Flood to make up for lost time now their partnership is back together. The summer signings played together for the first time since the opening day of the season in Saturday’s 1-0 win against Dundee United.

Robertson feels Dons can make top two

October 14, 2013

Aberdeen defender Clark Robertson believes the Dons have already shown they are on course to finish in the top six this season and should even be targeting second place.

Dons legends miss the bus but Neil’s aboard

October 11, 2013

An image of Gothenburg Great Neil Simpson's famous number eight shirt will adorn one of the new Northern Lights buses operated by public transport firm First Aberdeen.

Duo on song for Europe with Scotland

October 8, 2013

Banchory's Becky Flaherty and Hatton's Louise Brown helped Scotland qualify for the European women's under-17 football finals in England next month after a 2-0 win over Finland in their final elite round match yesterday.

Grammar in bid to halt slide as Reid answers call

October 4, 2013

Aberdeen Grammar will welcome Glasgow Warriors professional Gordon Reid to their starting line-up tomorrow as they look to focus on the positives after back-to-back defeats in the last two weeks.

Country knocked back for Culter cup bid

October 4, 2013

Culter attacker Jamie McAllister has sacrificed his country for his club commitments in the hope of firing his club into the third round of the Scottish Cup this weekend. The 30-year-old, brother of Peterhead attacker Rory, was selected for the Scotland Junior squad for the Quadrangular Tournament in Limerick, Republic of Ireland, which started yesterday.

Charlesworth moves quickly to snap up Wardrop for Vale

October 4, 2013

Deveronvale have signed attacker Ricky Wardrop from Highland League rivals Lossiemouth on a two-year deal. The former Forres Mechanics forward was put on the transfer list by the Coasters last month after talks about an extension to his contract, which was due to expire in December, broke down.

Rest is luxury Dons cannot afford

October 3, 2013

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has urged his players not to rest on their laurels after the team's winning run came to a halt.

McAllister quits boxing

October 3, 2013

The days of the Aberdeen Assassin having an opponent in his sights are no more as Lee McAllister hangs up his gloves.

Dons in warning over a Buddies job fight

September 30, 2013

Aberdeen assistant manager Tony Docherty has warned the Dons they will have to match the determination of a St Mirren side trying to keep its manager in a job.

Leaking goals cannot go on

September 28, 2013

The wait for a first clean sheet of the season goes on for Peterhead goalkeeper Graeme Smith.

Vernon’s perfect Aberdeen example

September 28, 2013

Aberdeen assistant manager Tony Docherty has hailed 'top pro' Scott Vernon for forcing his way back into contention at Pittodrie.

Nacamavatu returns to duty for Grammar

September 27, 2013

Peceli Nacamavatu will return to help Aberdeen Grammar's cause this weekend just days after returning to home soil after duty of a very different kind.

McInnes: Don’t do a Celtic

September 25, 2013

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has urged his players to put their recent history of suffering cup exits against lower league opponents to an end by showing the country this is a Dons team to be reckoned with.

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