Source: The Scotsman, 29th August 1910
ABERDEEN OPEN THE SCORINGThe reappearance of Lennie was the signal for a great rally on the part of Aberdeen. The left winger got on the ball near midfield, and quickly rounded the right back. Racing ahead, Lennie crossed at the proper moment to Soye on the opposite wing, and the latter, without wasting any time, let drive for goal, and completely beat Brownlie. Keeping up their form, the Pittodrie forwards once more got past the Third's defence, Lennie leading the way. Almost from the goal line, the left winger squared right in front of goal. Brownlie rushed out to intercept the gross, but McIntosh got there first, and smartly tipped the ball into the net. Five minutes later Fairfoul sent in a long shot, which would have gone past had King not attempted to stop its progress. The goalkeeper, however, fumbled the ball, which landed near the goal line. Before King could regain his position Richardson came on the scene and glided the ball into the net. The goalkeeper again misfielded the ball, but Hume rushed into the breach, and cleared a shot from Richardson. Up the Third Lanark were favoured by the breeze after the interval, but the Aberdeen were the first to get off their mark. Lennie was conspicuous on the left, and Armstrong was soon in difficulties, but Orr rushed across and sent the ball well down the field. Rankin got past Hume in a sprint for possession, but the first named shot weekly past when in a capital position. The game continued to be fought out in lively fashion, Aberdeen being determined to keep their one-goal lead, while the Thirds were playing up with great dash in order to get on a level. Play was kept dangerously near the Aberdeen goal, but King was rarely troubled, and shooting of the ball was repeatedly carried into the Aberdeen goal area, but no forward appeared capable of sending in a shot likely to beat King. Of course, Colman and Hume had to bear the brunt of the defensive work, and they did their part splendidly. The half-backs, too, put in a lot of defensive work, but the forwards only occasionally got away. When they did get near Brownlie, however, there was always an element of danger in their attacks. On one occasion Soye broke right through the Third's defence. While at full speed, he let drive for goal, and Brownlie, leaving his post, appeared to be well beaten when the crossbar game to his aid, Soye having hard luck with a capital try. Time was wearing on, and still the visitors were a goal to the good. King saved a fine shot from Carmichael, while Rankin and then Richardson sent the ball wide of the posts when goals appeared likely to come. Two corners quickly followed at the Aberdeen end, but the defence held out. Another rush by Lambie, Richardson, and hall almost brought the equaliser, but Colman cleared brilliantly, while Hume headed away a certainty. Then, with 3 minutes to go, King gave away a corner. The ball came across from the right to Richardson, who headed to Faughnan. The latter read turned the ball to the centre-forward, when in an offside position, but the referee disallowed Aberdeen's appeal, and Richardson headed the ball into the net. The Aberdeen players gave a capital account of themselves, and although the Third Lanark had the bulk of the game in the first half, the team - at least their front rank - never touched the standard reached by Aberdeen in the first half. Over 6000 spectators witnessed the play, and the receipts were estimated that £150 - a capitalise a record four and Aberdeen v Third Lanark league match at Cathkin.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 29th August 1910
IMPRESSIONS OF THE PLAYERS.What the "Warriors" would have done on Saturdlay without Brownlie goodness only knows. He is still a great custodian, but can be beaten, as he was on Saturday, three times by clever footwork. He had no earthly chance with Soye and Travers' shots, but had he stayed in goal he would have saved Macintosh's high delivery. The backs were flurried though Armstrong has the makings of a fine defender in him, but their mainstay on Saturday was the middle line, for none of the forwards could shoot for "nuts." King saved well at times, but appeared a bit nervous, which will wear off with more experience. Too much praise cannot be with-held from the backs. Colman and Hume and the halves had a difficult task in stopping the speedy forwards, and did, it well, though for preference Wyllie seemed most prominent in the picture. The forwards all did well. There was a tendency to keep the ball on the left, but the wind was more responsible for this than any tendency on the part of the players to keep one wing going in preference to the other. On Saturday the left were seen to more advantage, but what the right got to do was done well, and both goals that counted came from them. They were a much improved quartette from that which appeared at Pittodrie against Raith Rovers. The team as a whole played well together, and ought to improve on their Saturday's display.
Source: Bon-Accord, 1st September 1910