Source: The Scotsman, 3rd January 1906
THE GAMEThe Aberdeen came on first and received a hearty cheer, which was repeated when the Hibs followed. The home team were successful in the spin of the calling, and played with the wind in their favour. Aberdeen kicked off. Lennie had a good run up on the left, but, unfortunately, he fell after some tricky play. The black and gold brigade got up, but they were driven back. The ground suited the Aberdeen team. The Hibs were forcing the game, but they had the wind in their favour. The Aberdeen men attempted to hang to the ball too long, with the result that they were robbed of it. Macfarlane was heartily cheered for saving from Hagan. He fell, and in spite of the fact that one of the Hibs men was on him he managed to clear. Lennie was injured and had to be assisted off the field.
SECOND HALFAt half time the crowd was about 4000. Playing with the wind in their favour the "Wasps" at once pressed, and Rennie's goal was visited in the first minute. Soon after Rennie had to save a hot shot, Strang shooting straight into his hands. Lennie's accident was not very serious. It appears that he fell and one of the Hibs men trod on his ankle. Five minutes from the start the Irishmen broke away, and Hagan scored the first goal of the match with a fast ground shot. The Hibs once more got away and scored, but the referee gave offside. The Granite City men were too slow on the ball. Bad luck seemed to dog Aberdeen, as shot after shot was rained in, which Rennie saved in splendid style. Towards the finish both sides worked hard, and for a time play raged round Rennie's goal. McAulay shot high over the bar from the penalty line. Although Aberdeen failed to score, they had more than a fair share in the last few minutes. McAulay had another good try. Gate, £105 8s 6d; stands, £20 - total, £125 8s 6d.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 3rd January 1906