A characteristic display by W. D. Nichol, Aberdeen's soldier centre forward, was the feature of the Fleming Charity Shield semi-final tie, in which Aberdeen A ousted Peterhead by four clear goals at Pittodrie last night. There was a fair attendance considering it was an end-of-season game, and some good play was witnessed, although the winners were never released grained. But teams were:-
Aberdeen A: King; Hannah, Harper; Watson, Macfarlane, Robertson; Wyllie, Murray, W. D. Nichol, Edgar, Lennie.
Peterhead: Herd; McIntosh, Strachan; Anderson, Gall, Thomson; Imlah, Scott, Wilson, Buchan, Cadger.
Up referee - Mr. J. McHardy, Aberdeen University.
It was apparent from the start that the home team were to have an easy passage, and after they had found the level of their opponents the engaged in trickery, which pleased the spectators. Nicol went into the game in earnest, however, and he opened the score with one of his terrific shots, which left Herd powerless. Peterhead played up pluckily, and the defence, although outclassed, never gave up. McIntosh and Strachan stood out prominently in the game with stout, if not well directed, kicking. Before the interval Nichol, who had previously had numerous tries for goal, put on a second, and at half-time the score was - Aberdeen A 2, Peterhead 0.
As far as the run of play was concerned, the second half was a repetition of the first, although, if anything, Aberdeen had more of the game. Scott made numerous gallant efforts to pierce the home defence, but he received no great support from the other players. Wylie and Lennie in their respective wings were very tricky, and in the centre Nichol gave a most dashing play. When Murray scored for Aberdeen, Peterhead is defeat was inevitable, and when Nichol scored a fourth, and the third from his own foot, the visitors cup was full. The closing stages were in favour of Aberdeen, who with better directed shooting might have one even more handsomely.
Aberdeen A and Buckie Thistle are due to meet in the final of the trophy at Pittodrie on May 6.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 27th April 1911