Source: The Scotsman, 29th December 1919
A Soft GoalThe Airdrieonians got the first goal and easy fashion after 15 minutes had gone. The home inside left was brought down by a Wright some distance out, and from the free-kick Hart scored rather unexpectedly. He loved the ball obliquely into goal and it passed into the net quite close to the upright, Aberdeen's defence being evidently under the impression that the ball would go past. That goal was probably the deciding factor in the game. Airdrieonians played with greater confidence after that, and after 35 minutes following upon some exciting play in front of the Aberdeen goal, Weir scored from close range. That finish the scoring, and with the exception of Anderson, the Aberdeen defence, which up to that stage had been less sure than usual, recovered, and both goals were well visited. As the result partly indicates, the Aberdeen forwards were still a long way behind what supporters of the club would like, but there is no doubt about this that the inclusion of Willie Wylie made for improvement and a big improvement at that. On this occasion Aberdeen stock up against the Airdrie defence at its best, and under the wretched ground conditions, any other visiting team would have been as likely to share the same fate as Aberdeen. Aberdeen were best served by Anderson, Hannah, Brewster, MacLachlan, Wylie, and Connon, and Airdrieonians by Macdonald, Hart, J. Reid, A. Reid, and Ellis.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 29th December 1919