Source: Glasgow Herald, 31st December 1928
A Fair Reflex.The result, a draw of one goal each, did justice to both, although in the second half Aberdeen had decidedly the better of the argument. Yorston early put Aberdeen on attack, but shot high, and after Cheyne and Smith had efforts blocked, Cowdenbeath forced a corner on the right, Jackson clearing Pullar's flag-kick. At the home end Middleton had to fist away from a free kick taken by Smith. For a spell after this mid-field play ruled. Lindsay shot over for Cowdenbeath, and after Tollan had forced a corner off Yuill, Yorston and Black had good efforts for Aberdeen. Love and Smith, the Pittodrie wingers, were kept well plied, and off their crosses, Middleton was kept busy with shots from Yorston and Cheyne.
Success for Aberdeen.Following a break-away by the Cowdenbeath forwards Lindsay was left with only Yuill to beat but, missed the goal. After this escape Aberdeen came away strongly, and Middleton saved at close range from Cheyne. With 35 minutes played Aberdeen took the lead. Love raced away to square accurately and after Middleton had pushed the ball out, Wilson fastened on to net from a few yards out. Once on the lead, Aberdeen were inclined to slacken off and Cowdenbeath forced on their attack. They were only minutes in arrears. Following an infringement by Cheyne, Thomson took a free kick and after the ball had been fisted clear by Yuill, Tollan ran in to score. Subsequently the Aberdeen goalkeeper had to clear from Wilson and Rankin, but before the interval, Aberdeen again took up the offensive and Cheyne might have scored when he went to meet a centre by Love.
Amusing Passages.There were only about four hundred spectators when the game was resumed. A free kick by McMahon troubled Yuill to get rid of. Subsequently there was a long period of midfield play in which neither could claim advantage, and the few spectators got many a hearty laugh as one or other of the players came to grief in the snow. McMahon actually teed up the ball for a free kick which he sent wide. There was a thrill when Middleton dropped the ball after saving from Love, and only recovered possession in time before Cheyne could get in at him. In the closing staged Aberdeen held the upper hand but there was no more scoring. Aberdeen were well served in defence particularly by Jackson, Black, and McLaren, and the best the forwards were Love, Yorston, and Cheyne. For Cowdenbeath the best were Moyes, McMahon, Dixon, Rankin and Tollan.
Source: Press & Journal, 31st December 1928