Source: The Scotsman, 23rd February 1920
Desperate HeartsFor 25 minutes in the second half Hearts maintained severe pressure on the Aberdeen goal, which are run to the date narrow escapes. Lochhead from short range shot from a crowd of players for Anderson to make a brilliant save and crawl along the goal line to concede a corner. On another occasion Lochhead was through and Anderson, running out, threw himself at the forward's feet to save a certain goal, and both players being injured as the result of the impact. Later the Aberdeen goal was again in danger when Lochhead harassed by Colman, was forced to send behind. Having shaken off the pressure, Aberdeen came again, and if his work was less dangerous, Kane had a busy time in the Hearts' goal. He had to accept himself to clear from Yule, Wright, and Archibald, and in the closing stages his goal was fortunate to escape downfall following upon a corner kick. Hearts were the clever and more methodical side for work, but the Aberdeen held a marked superiority at half-back and were the equal of the visitors at back. The winners adopted the better cup tie style. Having got their goal they stopped grimly to their lead, and while adopting defensive tactics they seldom failed to make ground when the opportunity offered in the second half.
Players Who ExcelledAnderson, in goal, which brilliant for the winners, and Hannah, at left back, was the outstanding back on the field, but the safe partner in Colman. In a superior half-back line, Wyllie excelled in vigorous tackling and hefty head work, but Wright was the most polished half-back of the six. The forward owners were divided by Connon, Yule, and Hutton, who were always harassing the visitors' defence. On the Hearts' side Kane acquitted himself well in goal. Crossan and J. Wilson, two breezy cup-tie backs, showed signs of stress under pressure, but nevertheless they played well. Nellies was the best of a half-back line that fell short of the Aberdeen trio, and forward W. Wilson and Lochhead were best, and it was from these the most danger came to the home goal. The players on both sides gave themselves wholeheartedly to the struggle. Stoppages for injuries to players and files were numerous, but this was not surprising considering the terrific pace at which the game was maintained.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 23rd February 1920