Finally, Aberdeen’s goal drought has come to an end. The Dons had gone six games without a goal ahead of this afternoon’s game against Kilmarnock.

However, the drought – which lasted 573 minutes – came to an end in the 22nd minute of the game. Niall McGinn was the provider, and his free-kick was bulleted into the back of the net thanks to the head of Callum Hendry.

First touch in the game

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Callum Hendry celebrates his goal against Kilmarnock (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

It was not only Hendry’s first Aberdeen goal, it was his first touch in the game. He had only just replaced the injured Fraser Hornby.

Despite both sides having chances, the Hendry goal was enough to give Aberdeen a much-needed three points in the battle for third place in the Premiership, as they won 1-0.

The Dons stay four points behind Hibernian though, as the Easter Road side defeated Hamilton this afternoon. Still, Derek McInnes will be delighted that Aberdeen have scored a goal, and even better, picked up the three points.

The manager will hope the team takes confidence from win

The Aberdeen boss will be hoping that Aberdeen take some confidence from the win and the clean sheet, starting against Celtic at Celtic Park next weekend.

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Lewis Ferguson in action for Aberdeen against Kilmarnock (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Unsurprisingly, some Aberdeen fans on social media were relieved to see the unwanted run finally come to an end.

One fan went as far as to ask ‘this isn’t a dream?’ whilst another fan used the word ‘finally’ as the run came to an end after over nine hours of football.

Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter as Aberdeen fans celebrated the end of the goal drought:

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