Source: The Scotsman, 30th November 1925
GOAL FOR ABERDEEN.The opening exchanges favoured the Rovers, who went off with a rush, and Dorrans landed the ball on the top of the net. Following this the Aberdeen left made progress, and Moyes had to go to the assistance of Neish. Midfield play ruled for a time, but ultimately Aberdeen again got going, and following a free kick taken by Reid, Hutton shot wide. Play favoured Aberdeen, and from a flag kick by Smith, Jackson sent wide. In another raid by the Aberdeen forwards Mathieson had to save from R. Bruce, and had to run out and kick dear with Carroll rushing in. In a raid by the home forwards Brown dribbled through to shoot against the crossbar, and Hutton met the rebound to clear. Smith led Aberdeen to the other end, but centred behind, and a run by Reid finished with McDermid shooting over from the right winger's centre. Aberdeen continued to hem the Rovers to defence. Morris headed away a centre by Smith, and Reid, after rounding Moyes, shot weakly to Mathieson. Jackson forced another corner for Aberdeen, but Moyes cleared. At the other end Brown followed up a long pass forward by Grant to shoot against the crossbar for the second time, and Dorrans skied from the rebound. In another raid by the Rovers, Blackwell saved finely from Turner at the foot of the upright. Aberdeen resumed the offensive, and after 35 minutes' play were rewarded with a surprise goal. R. Bruce followed a lob forward by MacLachlan and Matheson also went for the ball. It bounced between them about ten yards from goal, and Bruce cutely slipped it past the 'keeper for the wind to carry it into the net. Aberdeen looked as if they would further ahead. Jackson just missed with a good shot, and Carroll turned the ball against the upright. In the dosing stages, the Rovers defended stubbornly. A free kick taken by Hutton was blocked by a wall of defenders, and he shot wide from the rebound. Aberdeen easily deserved their narrow lead at the interval.
BLACKWELL'S GREAT WORK.When play resumed, Aberdeen were immediately forced on the defensive. Bruce in attempting head out just missed scoring against his own side, and from the ensuing flag kick the ball was scrambled clear with difficulty. The eager Rovers forwards surged round Blackwell, who fisted with Ritchie right on top, and from the flag kick the Aberdeen goalkeeper was in action with his fists to a shot by Dorrans. Aberdeen were kept defending, and Blackwell brought off a wonderful save from a close range shot by Brown. Following this, Dorrans rushed past Hutton to shoot with great force for Blackwell to again effect a wonderful save. After some time the Aberdeen forwards got going, and Smith shot over. Rovers were soon back at Blackwell's end. The goalkeeper cleared from Turner, while Ritchie found the back of the net, and shortly afterwards Blackwell was again in action to a shot by Dorrans. A terrific shot on the run by Ritchie was knocked over the top by the Aberdeen goalkeeper, and after a scrimmage Hutton got in a decisive clearance. Rovers would not be beaten back, and Grant had a terrific free kick blocked by a wall of defenders. A Moyes gave Aberdeen a corner, and Neish kicked clear from below the bar when Carroll looked like increasing his team's lead. Keeping up the attack Aberdeen improved, and Mathieson had to jump to a high ball from McDermid. Ultimately the game again turned in favour of the Rovers. Blackwell ran out and kicked clear from Ritchie and Brown, and following a corner kick at the Aberdeen end Smith just beat Grant in a desperate rush. Towards the end the Rovers' attacks slackened, and Aberdeen came more into prominence, Mathieson saving finely from Smith, but there was no further scoring.
Source: Press & Journal, 30th November 1925