Fully 10,000 spectators witnessed a game between Aberdeen and Forfar Athletic at Pittodrie on Saturday - representing drawings to the amount of about "200 - when the local team had an easy win by 6-0. After a white for noon, the weather was bright and summer-like when Mr. J. H. Mark, Peterhead, lined up the teams as follows:-
Aberdeen: King; Colman, Hume; Wilson, Wyllie, Millar; Soye, McIntosh, W. D. Nichol, Travers, Lennie.
Forfar Athletic: Patterson; Gibb, Hannan; Gowans, Lawrence, Bruce; Lavery, Low, Bowman, Easson, Petrie.
The visitors were fortunate to win the toss, and Aberdeen had to kick off in face of a strong sun; but the home stars invaded at once. The pressure was not a hard one, and from the manner of the First Leaguers it was evident that they felt confident of being able to deal easily with their opponents. Soye and Wilson got corners, and then the Forfar lads created some surprise. He not only raised the siege, but carried the game into Aberdeen territory. The Pittodrie defence kept out the attack, but Forfar were not to be shaken off, and Bruce cleverly kicked overhead, letting the left wing off. It was some little time before Aberdeen came back, and they found a sturdy pair of defenders in Gibb and Hannan, who were not only sure, but strong, in their clearances. Wilson got in a terrific drive, which was blocked by Hannan, but a few minutes later the first point came to Aberdeen. The right wing carried the attack close in two Paterson, and when Travers got the ball unmarked, his drive at close range gave the custodian no chance to save. Following upon this, Forfar made a good effort to get the equaliser, and the local defence was almost penetrated by Lavery, who wormed through the halves and backs. King, with Petrie in close attendance, was none too comfortable, and none too smart in getting rid of the ball. The Forfarians were plucky, and set up a robust opposition to the tricky attack off the ground eleven. Petrie and Bowman had a nice movement, and Hume had to come across to clear; while some time later Easson headed an invasion in which Wilson, Wyllie, and Colman were outwitted. It was a pretty display by Forfar, and with a little less hesitation they might have scored. There was a deal of fancy work about the Aberdeen attack, and this half-time true near it began to be a little more earnest in their efforts to score. Time and again the defence cleared and Paterson got cheers for brilliant saves. It was just on the interval that the second point came as the result of a header by Nichol.
The game and only been in progress a few minutes in the second period when Aberdeen added to their scored, and Nichol was again the medium, with a hot drive at close range. With such a leeway, Forfar continued with commendable pluck and perseverance, but when it came to finishing, their movements were easily nipped by the Pittodrie men. There is little to describe in the remainder of the game, for Aberdeen were complete masters of the hardworking Forfarians. He came to be a matter of amusement with the crowd has Nicol got goal after goal in characteristic fashion. The total reached half a dozen, but for four never lost heart, until the finish played a good losing game.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 27th February 1911