By the decisive score 3 of goals to 1 Falkirk added one more to Aberdeen's rapidly increasing list of Scottish League defeats. The match was played at Brockville Park, Falkirk, on a sudden pitch and under very unfavourable conditions. Aberdeen had much the better of the exchange's in the first half, and led to the interval by one goal. If they were well beaten in the second half, however, when Falkirk rallied in great style, and but for a great defence put up by Aberdeen, Falkirk must have won by a larger margin.
The Aberdeen forwards early got into their stride, and lashing the ball ahead, and from wing to wing, the demoralized the home defence. There were times when Falkirk threatened, but the Aberdeen defence was sound. A pretty piece of play between Davidson, Main, Travers, and Milne so the last-named score for Aberdeen in clever fashion. After this, Aberdeen repeatedly attacked, and Stewart and his backs were kept busy defending. There was no further scoring at the interval.
A Fateful Penalty
The second half was but 2 minutes old when Falkirk were awarded a penalty for "hands" against Wilson. Logan took the kick, and scored. Falkirk played in dashing style after this, and from a corner a few minutes later Logan again scored. Aberdeen made several spasmodic raids in Falkirk Territory, but for the most part the home side cut out the work. Several times the Aberdeen defence cleared when all appeared lost. Ten minutes from the close Rattray broke through and scored a third goal for Falkirk. The northerners strove hard to reduce the leeway, but in this they failed, and in the end were well beaten by three clear goals.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 16th December 1912