Source: The Glasgow Herald, 23rd September 1928
Source: Bon-Accord, 29th September 1928
Clyde Spring a Surprise.Apart from his scoring feat, Merrie contributed materially to his side's win. Not only did he distribute the ball excellently, but he repeatedly harassed the Clyde defenders and disconcerted them. In the first half, Aberdeen were generally on top, but try as they might, they could not break down the Clyde defence in which Gibson, Blair, and Fraser excelled. The Clyde attack, if less in evidence than that of the home team, was exceptionally nippy, and keeping the ball swinging they frequently had the Aberdeen defence in difficulties. Jessiman twice had good shots that Yuill saved; and Hird was an alert centre-forward. He showed his opportunism when catching the Aberdeen defence scattered, he slipped through to give Yuill no chance. On other excursions, usually led by Simpson, the visitors were often dangerous. Still Aberdeen had the pull, and the Clyde goal had numerous narrow escapes. The visitors were fortunate to retain their lead at the interval.
An Aberdeen Revival.Right from the commencement of the second half Aberdeen were on top, and had their attackers steadied in their shooting they must have scored long before they did. It was twenty minutes from the end when Love broke away, and, squaring in front of goal to Merrie, the latter hooked the ball past Fraser from close range. Seven minutes later the Aberdeen centre forward accepted another cross from Love to give Aberdeen the lead. Occasionally Clyde broke away, and Yuill had capital saves from Hood and Simpson, but the issue was put beyond doubt when, after Smith had lobbed the ball forward, Merrie went on to beat Gibson and McGuire to find the net a third time with an overhead kick. Later McDermid again netted, but was held to be offside.
Deserving Winners.Aberdeen were deserving winners. Yuill was not overworked, but had several fine saves, and, apart from the occasion on which they were found apart, the backs, Jackson and Livingstone, were brilliant. McHale was the strong man in a serviceable half-hack line. Forward, Merrie was a host in himself, and he was best supported by Love and Cheyne. Clyde defended well until the closing stages, when they wandered. Fraser, Blair, and Gibson were the shining lights in defence, and in attack Hood, Simpson, and Jessiman were most prominent. There was an attendance of 12,000.
Source: Press & Journal, 24th September 1928