Source: The Scotsman, 21st September 1925
MISSED PENALTY.Aberdeen attacked on the right, and a free kick by Cosgrove was cleared by McKendrick, after which the Clydebank forwards got going and forced a corner, following which Smith shot weakly past. A rush by the Aberdeen forwards came to grief when W. K. Jackson's shot struck a defender, and Clydebank forced the visitors again back on defence. A mishap to MacLachlan robbed Aberdeen of his services for a short time, and during his absence the defence was kept busy. Another corner kick was headed clear by D. Bruce, and forcing play by R. Bruce ended with W. K. Jackson's shot being blocked. In another attack by Clydebank, Chalmers shot against Cosgrove's hands, and the referee awarded a penalty kick. Scraggs took the kick, but sent the ball wide of the goal. Following a raid by Aberdeen, Gallacher cleared from Reid, but the Clydebank attackers again got busy, and Hutton, Bruce and Pirie had put in a deal of hefty defence work. In quick succession, Blackwell had to get rid of shots from Chalmers and Raid, and at Gallacher's end a fine centre by Smith went just clear of Walter Jackson's reach. Keeping up a vigorous attack, Clydebank had the Aberdeen goal in danger with shots from Hogg, Chalmers, and Reid, but the 'keeper dealt with these in fine style. Reid gave Aberdeen relief with a sprint half the length the field, his centre was headed over by W. Jackson. Following this, the Aberdeen goal had a narrow escape. Reid found himself in possession close in, and, as Blackwell threw himself at his feet, tipped the ball round the goalkeeper, only to see it hit the post, and Bruce cleared. Blackwell was kicked below the knee in his effort to stave off disaster and was crippled, subsequently keeping goal under difficulty. Chalmers, Smith, and Reid all had shots at the Aberdeen goalkeeper, but he refused to be beaten, and towards the interval Aberdeen assumed the offensive. Smith forced a corner for R. Bruce to shoot wide, and, following this, Walter Jackson, when nicely placed to score, failed to turn in a perfect centre from Reid. At the other end Blackwell, although harassed by three opponents, cleared from Chalmers.
VIGOROUS PLAY.Clydebank again forced home the attack when play was resumed, and from a cross by Evans, Blackwell stopped a dangerous header from Reid. For a time Hutton, Bruce, and Pirie were hard pressed in defence. Smith raced away to force a corner, which, however, was not improved upon. The Aberdeen left winger continued to trouble the home defence. On another occasion he cut in and placed the ball to Walter Jackson's feet, but the latter failed to gather, and before could recover Gallacher had thrown himself on the ball and defying several charges ultimately cleared. Subsequently both goalkeepers were kept busy, Reid and Walter Jackson in rapid succession just missing with express shots for Aberdeen, and following a corner at Blackwell's end, Pirie got the ball away. Blackwell at full length effected a brilliant save from Chalmers, and after a combined run by the Aberdeen right Smith shot the ball against the outside of the net. Following more vigorous pressure by the home forwards, Blackwell knocked down and cleared a lightning shot by Houston, and on several occasions had to leave his goal to kick clear from opponents. Latterly Aberdeen became more enterprising in attack, Smith and Reid both having clever runs and a series of shots were blocked in front of the Clydebank goal. Pirie tried a shot from long range, and Walter Jackson swung at and missed a ground pass from the right. A fine shot by Smith found the crossbar, and a gruelling game ended with Aberdeen attacking.
Source: Press & Journal, 21st September 1925