Source: The Scotsman, 25th September 1911
PLAY DESCRIBEDBefore 10,000 spectators Aberdeen had to face sun and breeze, and Lennie by clever work had Orrock in difficulties. At the other end King cleared from Croal, and then Maine headed into Stewart's hands. Falkirk then took the game in hand and even the Aberdeen forwards had to fall back and assist in the defence. It was while hooking a ball out of danger that McIntosh strained the ligaments of his right leg. He had to be assisted off, and was never be able to resume. With 10 men, Aberdeen had to continue on the defensive and some brilliant clearances were made. Colman and Wyllie, in particular, were prominent, and sure tackling and kicking of the first named, and a magnificent head-work of the latter, compelling admiration. Wardlaw, the home outside left, was injured, but resumed after a few minutes' absence. For a time a perfect hail of shots went King's way and the keeper effected several brilliant clearances, notably one at full length from Logan, while later went out of his charge he fielded a great drive by Laing, catching the ball with both arms outstretched above his head. The Aberdeen forwards never lost opportunities to make ground. Main dashed ahead himself, but after he had past the backs he miskicked. Later Soye had a beautiful run and cross, and again Main was at fault. Yet the third chance was lost by the Aberdeen centre forward. He received the ball from Lennie, and at the critical moment tripped and the chance was lost. And last Falkirk scored. Logon got off, Hume failed to tackle him properly, King foolishly ran out of his charge and the ball rolled over the goal-line into the net. There was no further scoring at the interval. There was little to enthuse over in the second half's play. Aberdeen threatened aggression for a time, and Stewart saved from Soye's head, consequent on a corner. The visitors' right was repeatedly dangerous, and Hume was often beaten by the quickness of Laing. It was the result of a good combined movement initiated by the outside right that brought Falkirk's second goal. Robertson, receiving from Laing, gave to Logan outside the penalty area, and that player beat King with a lightning shot. For a period Falkirk looked to increase their lead, and only brilliant work by Colman kept them out. Stewart on one occasion ran out and punted clear when Main was nearly through. Play generally, however, was confined to the Aberdeen Territory. The halves it did not play so well as in the first period, and as a result of this the backs had no lack of work. Near the close the Wardlaw fell, and, injuring himself, had to be carried off. Aberdeen made a last rally, and Wilson lifted over the bar when well placed. In the last minute a penalty was credited against Millar, and when Robertson converted, Aberdeen's cup was full. It is not expected that McIntosh will be fit to play for a month.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 25th September 1911