Source: The Scotsman, 23rd September 1919
The Turning PointAfter the unfortunate retirement of Cail, the game turned almost entirely in favour of Aberdeen, and the forwards and half-backs brought strong pressure to bear on the visitors, who, except for spasmodic bursts by their wingers, were confined to the defensive, and an addition to the goal total was merited and overdue before Hutton finished the scoring with his brilliant goal. The game was always strenuous, and, considering the wretched conditions and the heavy, greasy ball, the play was wonderfully good. Aberdeen gave their best display of the season, and nowhere was the improvement more welcome or pronounced and in the forward line. In the latter stages the referee's whistle was a good tale in evidence, but generally it was a clean, hard-contested game, with the owners going where the plate merited.
A Forward ImprovementAberdeen were strong in all departments from goal to centre-forward. Anderson showed a fine form he had been displaying in recent games. Hume mark his reappearance by giving a characteristically a sound display, and there was not a better back on the field, while he had a good partner in McRobbie. The half-backs, once they settled down, all played well, and Brewster the specially was outstanding. He never relaxed his vigilance on the visiting centre-forward, and nearly all the crosses of the Dundee wingers came to grief as the result of his headwork. McLaughlin was an admirable combination of a half-back and forward, his win left nothing to be desired. Wright was troubled by the greasy ball at the outset, but the longer the game lasted the better he played. All the forwards played finely against a set of spoilers, and they're worth is scarcely represented by the two individual goals that were scored. In the line there was more understanding that has been shown this season, and the fact was directly attributable to the changed formation. Hutton and Archibald, with McLaughlin behind, supplied the best combination on the field. The outside left played very effectively, and he got every assistance, albeit he still showed a tendency to centre behind his colleagues. Hutton was a tremendous worker, and a clever one, and his goal capped a whole-hearted display. Connon played well in the central position, and, besides opening out the play on occasion, was always a source of concern to the opposing defence. Up to the time of his retiral, Cail was giving of his best, as some of his grand passes were a treat to watch. Wilson proved to be the best outside right the club has tried this season, and further experience should bring him to maturity. Dundee had a clever goalkeeper and Watson, and, like Anderson, he showed fine anticipation and sureness on such occasions as he had to leave his charge to avert disaster. Rait was the better back, and while the half-backs excelled in breaking up tactics, it did not give much assistance to their forwards, although R. Macdonald showed up well in both departments. Henderson and Troup on the extreme wings were the best forwards, but they were badly supported by the inside men, who were easily dispossessed and seldom showed shooting ability. As the result of the match Aberdeen's two records of having won all their games at Pittodrie and having scored in every game this season remain undisturbed.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 23rd September 1919