Source: The Scotsman, 2nd January 1913
WOOD'S GREAT GOALWhen Aberdeen made up their minds they were really dangerous. Travers and Milne unsuccessfully tried to rush the Dundee defence, and Wood followed this up with a clever drive over the bar. He followed this up shortly afterwards with a similar effort, and had hard luck in not opening the score. Aberdeen continued to show a forward improvement, and Lennie, being well plied with the ball, did not disappoint, and Dundee were in a bad corner until Aitken cleared with a long kick. Wood showed up well in some clever dribbles, and Milne was filed when running in for goal. Nothing came of the "free." Woods reward came in due course. He took the ball cleverly from McIntosh, and gave to Milne. The centre returned, and Wood running in, gave Lyall no chance with a ground shot. One of the linesmen drew the referee's attention to an alleged previous infringement, but amidst tumultuous applause, the referee allowed the goal. The goal for Aberdeen was followed by a truly miraculous save by King, who alone prevented Dundee from equalising. Hamilton beaten back in the penalty area, and was in the act of shooting when King threw himself at the forward's feet, a smothering the shot, took the ball with him. It was a daring and wonderful save, and well deserved the thunderous plaudits which followed. After this play was of a ding-dong nature, with both sides very keen. Hume gave away a corner, but nothing resulted, and Aberdeen played well to keep their lead. Near goal the Dundee forwards were not too accurate, and once walker sent wildly past when favourably placed. As the interval approached Aberdeen more than held their own, and deserve their lead. On the resumption, Walker essayed a shot for Dundee, and King had some difficulty in saving. For a fairly lengthy period, Dundee applied the pressure, and Tait had a shot which beat King, but the ball hit the upright to rebound into play for Hannah to clear. This was aberdeen's narrowest escape, and it was the nearest that Dundee came to equalising. Milne threatened on several occasions, but was held well in check by McIntosh and Lawson. Wood let Lennie away in clever style, but the wingers cross was diverted by Aitken. Dundee were persistent in their efforts to get level, and King executed a very clever save from a long drive by McIntosh. An Aberdeen revival followed, and Lyall had to save a high ball from Davidson, while a cross from Lennie caused some trouble to the Dundee defence. After this the home defenders were hard pressed, and Hannah showed up well in a brilliant tackle and clearance, outwitting two men in the deal. There was a brief stop rich until the referee inquired into an altercation between Milne and Lawson. And Lyall's end Lennie got over a great cross, and after Murray and Milne had each hit the first time, Lawson effected a timely clearance. The free-kick on the touch line was badly placed by Davidson, and the game ended with Wylie and Lennie having tries at the respective ends. On the whole a draw would have been a fitting result of the game, that as it was the score was Aberdeen 1, Dundee 0.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 2nd January 1913