Source: The Scotsman, 25th December 1911
HIBS SCORE FIRSTThe first incident of the game came from the Aberdeen right, were Soye tricked several opponents, and had a terrific drive, which went high. Subsequently the Aberdeen side attacked strongly, and Allan effected some brilliant clearances. Main and Soye forced the game, and only the brilliance of O'Hara at this critical period saved his side. Hendren and Fleming were the first to raise the Hibs' hopes, and Greig had to clear from the last named. At the other end McIntosh shot badly when well placed, and Main had a header which was cleared. Good work by the Hibs' left, and a partial clearance by Greig resulted in Rae starting in and scoring the first goal, with Greig helpless. Soye had some brilliant runs and crosses after this, and his work was cheered by the spectators. Main had a desperate rush through the defence, and sent in a terrific shot, which Allan pushed round the post in marvellous fashion. Following upon this Soye had a shot which missed narrowly, and then after Main got through Allan brought off another wonderful save. Up to the interval Aberdeen had easily the better of the game, and were unlucky to be in arrears at the interval.
A BELATED EQUALISERHibernian were eager at the start of the second half, and Rae from close quarters cent just wide of the Aberdeen goal. Lennie and Wood had a good left movement, which Main culminated by shooting high. Aberdeen sustained the pressure for a time, and after McIntosh had sent wide, Main outwitted several opponents and shot, for Allan to again saved brilliantly. Callaghan, Anderson, and Rae all figured in a hot attack on the Aberdeen goal, but Greig cleared, and then Lamb had a lofty drive. After Rae had missed an open goal, Soye dropped over a lively centre, which Allan again cleared. The ball was not got properly away, however, and Lennie standing opportunely, sent the ball into the net. Aberdeen played in spirited style after this, and Lennie had a shot which Allan cleared, as he did another effort by Main later. As time wore on both teams battled desperately for the leading point, but both defences were particularly strong.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 25th December 1911