Source: The Scotsman, 12th September 1927
PLAY IN BRIEF.At the start Aberdeen attacked, and after Love had forced an unproductive corner, Dick disposed of a centre by Wilson. In a Hibernian raid, Bradley centred in near, and later McSevich fisted clear from Finlay. At the other end, Cheyne had a terrific shot deflected over the bar by Robb, and subsequently the Edinburgh defence was hard pressed. Following other two corners for Aberdeen, Edward shot high. Dunn for the Hibs forced a corner, McSevich fisting clear. Aberdeen kept up strong pressure, and it was only the resolute kicking and tackling of the Edinburgh halfbacks and backs that prevented a score at this stage. Yorston headed just high of the goal, and later Robb brought off a grand save off the centre forward's header. After having been on the defensive for a quarter of an hour, Hibernian got away on the left, and Dunn just missed with a strong shot after Bradley had cut in and passed. With 35 minutes played Bruce (D.), the home left back, missed his kick, and McColl, who was in close attendance, netted from close range. Aberdeen were not long in arrears, from Wilson's centre Love netted from close in. In another Aberdeen attack Love sent in a swerving ball, which Robb pulled from underneath the bar, and Yorston just failed to reach the clearance. Towards the interval play greatly favoured Aberdeen. Robb saved brilliantly from Cheyne, and later was in the nick of time in running out and clearing from Yorston, who later just missed with a capital shot. A draw at the interval scarcely did justice to Aberdeen, who were much superior at half-back and forward.
CHEYNE'S SHOOTING.Aberdeen were forced on the defensive in the early stage of the second half, McDermid and Jackson showing up well. Afterwards the home team shook off the pressure, and in five minutes following a free kick by Lawson. Cheyne swung round to shoot a brilliant goal. About a minute later R. Bruce wriggled his way through the Edinburgh defence, and while they claimed for an infringement - probably offside - Cheyne again netted with a fast ground shot. These reverses rattled the visitors and some roughness crept into the game the referee having to intervene between Lawson and Dunn. Wilson was injured and was carried off by the trainer, but was able return later, although his injury made him of little further use to his team. He managed to square the ball on one occasion, however, and Cheyne netted an attempted clearance by McGonnigle to complete his hat trick and register the fourth goal for Aberdeen. Wilson again retired, but even with ten men Aberdeen fully held their own. Hibernian ultimately showed a big improvement, while Aberdeen obviously slackened off. After persistent pressure, Mcoll headed through off a centre by Ritchie, McSevich stopping the ball, but not before it had crossed the line. Following this, Hibernian repeatedly attacked, and McSevich saved brilliantly from Dunn and Mcoll. On another occasion the Aberdeen goalkeeper ran out and the ball was sent wide of him, but Jackson saved the situation by deliberately kicking into corner. Towards the close, Aberdeen rallied again, and Robb brought off spectacular saves from R. Bruce and Yorston.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 12th September 1927