Vernon nets hat-trick as Dons maul Pars

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A SCOTT VERNON hat-trick helped Aberdeen ease the pressure on manager Craig Brown with a convincing win over Dunfermline last night.

The Clydesdale Bank Premier League’s Friday night football experiment drew an impressive crowd of 8,333 to Pittodrie and the majority who turned up left content after a resounding Dons victory.

Vernon opened the scoring when he headed home a Richard Foster cross after six minutes, and the former Colchester striker added a second after 35 minutes when he flicked the ball home from two yards out after Youl Mawene had nodded on a Kari Arnason cross.

Fraser Fyvie netted a third for the Dons on the stroke of half-time when he rifled the ball home from the edge of the area, and Vernon completed the scoring with ten minutes to go when he turned the ball home after Mohamed Chalali’s long-range strike hit the post.