Source: The Scotsman, 24th October 1910
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 24th October 1910
PLAY AND PLAYERS.We had expected to see good goalkeeping on the part of Ewart, and his reputation was enhanced on Saturday. To have kept his end up against the pressure put on him during the first half was a good performance. Hill and Mackie were a couple of sturdy backs, the former being the better of the two, and seemed to have profited by experience for he seldom gave Lennie much field to work on. Duff and Affleck were most successful in the middle line. Though Young stuck gamely on to the home right wing he was not seen to the same advantage. Of the forwards Sam Young caught the eye most, the others being less methodical in their movements, and seemed to be easier held in hand. They all worked untiringly, however, and were near scoring on several occasions. King made another fine appearance, and the work he did silenced many of his detractors who could see nothing good in the lad. All that he was asked to do on Saturday was done well. Too much praise cannot be showered on Colman and Hume, whose work on the heavy pitch and against heavy forwards was really grand. Over and over again they nipped promising efforts on the part of the visitors right away before they reached danger zone. Millar and Wyllie put in a power of work in spite of the heavy ground. Wilson had a big handful to keep in check, and did not tumble to the dodging till well on in the second half, when he was his old self again. Soye and Macintosh took honours in the front rank, and Murray and Travers worked hard all through. The damp raw weather always has a bad effect on Lennie's play, who only came into the picture at intervals and was not in his usual sparkling vein. The whole line did not find their true form as we have seen them, but the heavy ball and surface must be taken into account for the want of quick and accurate finishing. We have heard it more than once expressed that the heavy ground would tell adversly against Aberdeen's play. We doubt if they will experience very much worse conditions than the first half on Saturday, and, if so their abilities were favourable to lasting as well on heavy as on hard pitches. They deserved to win on Saturday, and we wish them every success in their efforts to secure more points.
CHATTY BITSNothing succeeds like success. If Aberdeen had been low down in the table the attendance would have been just about half it was on Saturday. The brewing of the elements on such an afternoon deserved some such recognition, which was a worthy tribute to the team who had done so well. While the League team ware finding it extremely difficult to get goals, the Reserves were running up a cricket score at Montrose. Fancy 8-0 for a football score. Montrose must have been badly hit, but the "Thunderbolt" was simply in his element, and could score from any position. The "Gable Enders" put up a good, fight at Pittodrie, and only lost by 2-1, so that their collapse on Saturday is altogether inexplicable. There was some doubt as to the correctness of the result at first, but on the arrival of the team these were set at rest. In the first round of the Aberdeenshire Cup Peterhead got revenge for their Qualifying Cup defeat by defeating Fraserburgh Town by 3 goals to 1. It was a stubbornly contested game with the Peterhead players having the advantage all through. In the Qualifying Cup replay St Bernard were unable to beat Forfar Athletic on Saturday, neither side being able to score. They will now have to play on neutral ground to settle the tie. Millwall opened their new grounds on Saturday, the ceremony being performed by Lord Kinnaird. The Greenock butcher who promised a lamb to each player of the Morton who scored against the Rangers on Saturday will have cause to ponder over his bargain. Five lambs is a big order, and Charlie O'Hagan will claim two. Colman and Lennie will leave for Belfast on Saturday night after the game with Partick Thistle, and will return home on Tuesday. Huddersfield Town were on the losing side on Saturday, Mutch having two goals scored against him.
Source: Bon-Accord, 27th October 1910