Source: The Scotsman, 19th September 1921
Quick Scoring.Aberdeen continued to attack, and Miller, Connon, Yule and Rankine had creditable attempts to score, one effort from Yule striking the crossbar. The equaliser materialised after thirty minutes' play. Middleton lobbed the ball towards goal, and Murray left it for the goalkeeper from whom he attempted to ward off Miller, but the Aberdeen centre-forward cleverly circumvented him, to kick the ball into the net before Neil could prevent him. On level teems, Aberdeen quickly got ahead, and only three minutes had elapsed when Yule, after taking the ball along in brilliant style, and cutting in towards the centre, gave to Miller, who scored with a shot that passed over the goalkeeper's outstretched arms. Kilmarnock were completely outplayed at this stage and it was no surprise when Yule got off to square, and Connon cleverly hacked the ball into the net. Aberdeen's lead of 3 to 1 at the interval was only in accordance with the run of the game, although Anderson had twice saved smartly at close range after slips by the defence.
Aberdeen Defend Well.In the second half, Kilmarnock were as much on the attack as Aberdeen had been earlier, but concentrating on defence the Pittodrie team covered up well. They early lost a goal when Anderson, in attempting to clear a high ball from Goldie, knocked it into the air, and before the keeper could regain possession, Skinner rushed in to head into the net. An injury to Hutton, which necessitated his being treated on the touchline for a time, handicapped the Aberdeen defence, and on several occasions Kilmarnock came near to equalising, a shot from Culley hitting the upright on one occasion, and at another time Anderson was lucky to be on the spot to hold a header from Culley. Aberdeen were only occasionally dangerous, but once Miller got away from near midfield, and although outpacing the backs, he sent wide with only Neil to beat. Right to the end Kilmarnock strove desperately for the equaliser, but although several chances presented themselves, McNaught on one occasion missing an open goal, the Aberdeen defence held good to the end. On the Aberdeen side the defence at times was none too reliable, Forsyth being the better back. In the half-back line, MacLachlan and Milne were consistently effective throughout, and the best of the forwards were Rankine, Yule, and Miller. For the Kilmarnock, the play of Murray and Gibson at back was ahead of the Aberdeen pair. Shortt was always in evidence at centre-half, and in a forward line that did not combine well and finished weakly, the best were Culley and McPhail.
Source: Aberdeen Weekly Journal 19th September 1921