Source: The Scotsman, 21st March 1921
A Gift Goal.The first goal came in rather unusual fashion. Connon worked well down the centre and shot with great force, but the bail was deflected wide of the goal by M. Young. To save a corner, Gould left his charge but he and Young both got the bail at the same time almost on the goal line, and while they hestated Fisher, got his foot on the ball to square accurately, and Pirie, in attempting to clear, put through the untenanted goal. This was twenty minutes from the start, and at the balance of play was rather against Aberdeen holding the lead. They became a transformed side afterwards and for fifteen minutes they maintained a determined attack, Middleton, Connon, Fisher, Thomson, Flanaghan, MacLachlan, and Wright having tries for goal. Towards the interval there came another Queen's Park revival, Scott. Gordon, and Mc Alpine having shots stopped by Anderson, while McAlpine lifted a ball on to the top of the crossbar, and fortunately for Aberdeen MacLachlan got in the way of a shot that looked to be travelling home.
Fisher's Clever Effort.The opening ten minutes of the second half saw Aberdeen attacking with great vigour the right wing especially getting in some telling work, and two crosses from Middleton were a trifle outwith the reach of his colleagues with the amateurs' defence beaten. On another occasion Fisher wriggled past the backs, but, kicking the ball too far ahead, lost possession. After a time Queen's Park shook off the pressure, and from one of many free kicks that came their way Gillespie hit the cross-bar. Aberdeen were always dangerous when they attacked, and their second goal ?obtained after fifteen minutes' play?was very cleverly taken. Connon, who was the best of the Pittodrie attackers, manoeuvred cleverly in the centre, and, parting to Fisher, who had worked out to the right, that player cleverly tricked Gillespie, to give Gould no chance with a fast, oblique ground shot. Subsequently the play was very strenuous, and the tendency to foul was by means confined to one team. Thomson came near to increasing the Aberdeen lead, but lifted over from short range. Then came a period of prolonged pressure by the amateurs, in which, while they were downright unfortunate in failing to score, they overdid the individual work. MacDonald headed a cross by McAlpine on to the top of the Aberdeen cross-bar, and Anderson brought off a brilliant save from Scott. The amateurs appealed for a penalty, but the referee declined this. Scott, after brilliant play, hit the Aberdeen upright, and the same fate befel a try by McAlpine. At one time there was a typical rugby scrum in the Aberdeen goalmouth, with Anderson, in possession, on the ground, and it was surprising that the referee allowed nearly a minute to elapse before he sounded his whistle. In this melee Anderson was injured, but quickly recovered. After their goal had experienced some narrow escapes, the Aberdeen attack again came into the limelight. Fisher had a great shot, which beat Gould but just missed the mark, and Thomson, after tricking Struthers, also missed narrowly. The Aberdeen revival continued, and in the closing stages Gould brought off a wonderful save from Thomson. Aberdeen's matches with the amateurs have always been vigorous and due largely to the whole-hearted enthusiasm which the amateurs imbue into their play, but on this occasion the vigour on both sides was overdone and not always strictly in accordance with the confining limits laid down by the laws regarding legitimate play. Both sides did much that ought not to have been done, and it was anything but a clean, sporting game.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal 21st March 1921