The striker stepped up to take and convert a penalty, after fellow summer recruit Jon Gallagher won the spot kick.
Some Aberdeen fans have reacted to the ex-Motherwell number nine’s Dons opener.
Where’s the main haters now
— Ross Tuckwood (@TuckwoodRoss) July 6, 2019
— Callum Shaw (@Callum_Shaw_) July 6, 2019
Go on Curtis boy!! 🔴⚪️
— Mikey B (@MikeyBoy025) July 6, 2019
Announce Balon D’or
— Max (@MaxPowaah) July 6, 2019
Go on big fella!!!!! 👏👏👏
— Sam Taylor 🏴 (@sam_taylor1903) July 6, 2019
Always liked that boy. 😜
— Mubs (@Mubser) July 6, 2019
Aberdeen recruit Main had a honeymoon period at Motherwell
Of course you can’t read too much into a friendly match. They are usually good indicators though of where a player is and how sharp they are ahead of the new season.
For the most part, Main’s performances have been similar to what they were for the Well last year. He huffs and puffs, but never really manages to blow the house down.
He has opened his Dons account though, and it’s important for Red Army supporters to know how he started his Motherwell career.
When he first joined the Fir Park side, he scored four in five in the Premiership, more than he scored over 31 games last term. He started his domestic cup life at Fir Park well too, getting a goal and an assist from his first two Scottish Cup matches.
After these initial five games in the league, Main scored one in twelve in Premiership competition. There was that one Scottish Cup semi-final where he won the game on his own for the Well against his current employers, scoring two in the process, but that was about as good as it got for Main in North Lanarkshire.
Could he start similarly at Pittodrie? Time will tell, but it would definitely take some pressure off him initially, as he looks to settle in at Pittodrie.
It’ll be more intriguing to see how Main does over the course of a full season in the north-east.