Peterhead Defence Weak.It would be unfair to criticise the home team, who all played well, with McLeod and the three scorers outstanding. With the exception of Henderson, the Peterhead defence was very weak. The 'keeper, although beaten nine times, gave a good display. Duthie was the best half-back, and most prominent in attack were Stephen, Weir, and Wedderburn. The visitors were unfortunate enough to lose the services of Cowe mid-way through the second period, but this had little to do with their big defeat. Aberdeen also finished with ten men, McKenzie having to be assisted off near the end.
The Game.Aberdeen bombarded the Peterhead goal from the start, but the game had been in progress fifteen minutes before Oliphant opened the scoring. The visitors were kept almost entirely on the defensive except for occasional raids, in which Stephen, Weir, and Cowe were prominent. The Peterhead citadel ran numerous narrow escapes before David netted a second goal, but Oliphant quickly followed with a third. Just on the interval David took the total to four.
Merrie on the Target.The game had only been resumed a few minutes, when Merrie opened his account. Peterhead retaliated, and after Wedderburn had shot over, Cowe got through, but his effort lacked pep. Two more goals followed in rapid succession, David and Merrie being the marksmen. At this stage Cowe was injured and had to retire to the pavilion. Henderson, in the visitors' goal, with his defence at a standstill, defied the Aberdeen forwards, but had to admit defeat to shots by Merrie and Oliphant.
Source: Press & Journal, 2nd January 1930