It was a convincing win that Aberdeen *'A" scored over Falkirk "A" in the second round of the Scottish 2nd XI. Cup at Pittodrie on Saturday, and the score of 5-1 in favour of the home club was, on the whole, a fair reflex of the play. Conditions were the reverse of pleasant, rain falling during the whole course of the match, but the 4000 spectators saw quite an interesting struggle. Aberdeen did not make too impressive a start, but noticeable improvement towards the interval was continued during the second half, and, coinciding, as it did, with a falling-off in the visitors' play, it made the match in that period a very one-sided affair. That Aberdeen did not score more than three goals the second half was to the credit of the Falkirk defence, which, throughout, was of the soundest description.
Neither forward line could make much headway in the first half, and though Broadley had more to do than Blackwell, the latter's charge was often in danger, Most of which came from the Falkirk right wing, Martin and McGuire. The respective centres had few chances, Macfarlane in particular getting little or no chance from the Falkirk backs, Scobie and Gowdy. Scobie played a magnificent game, tackling and kicking judiciously, but his internationalist partner was inclined to take things too easily. Heeps worked well for the goal which opened the scoring, but was little in evidence afterwards, and Aberdeen deserved their 2-1 lead at the Interval, Love being credited with both his side's goals, one of them from a penalty kick.
How many "frees" and corners were awarded to Aberdeen after the interval it would be difficult to tell, but their number was legion. Broadley's goal was constantly bombarded from every angle, the Aberdeen forwards playing a fine open passing game, and being well fed by the halves. On the other hand, a sadly disjointed Falkirk front line rarely, if ever, troubled Blackwell. Love and Cheyne were specially good during this period, and Macfarlane, with slightly more freedom than was allowed him previously, was always on the spot, and had a neatly-taken goal. McLeod and Spencer, the latter with a great left foot drive, scored the others.
Source: Press & Journal, 7th March 1927