Source: The Scotsman, 20th February 1922
Period of Thrills.In a thrilling second half there were periods when the Morton defence was overwhelmed, and Edwards' goal repeatedly escaped downfall in miraculous fashion, the ball often being deflected by the merest chance. The Morton right wing, and French at centre-forward, never lost an opportunity to raid the home goal, and Blackwell was several times in action. With fourteen minutes of the period gone, a terrific shot by Rankine caused Edwards to concede a corner, and, with Bainbridge placing the flag kick to perfection, Thomson headed through the equaliser. After this the visitor defence withstood a terrific gruelling, many exciting scrimmages occurring in front of their goal. Rankine headed against the crossbar, and that player, Thomson, and Miller had many excellent shots that were worthy of goals. McIntyre was hurt in stopping a terrific free kick by Hutton, and Aberdeen bombarded the goal without success. On one occasion in a melee Bainbridge had the ball in the net, but had handled, so that the goal was disallowed. Morton came away with sorties near the end, but did not look like scoring, and the game ended with Aberdeen very unlucky not to have won by a substantial margin. Aberdeen were finely served in defence, Milne, and MacLachlan especially showing better form, and of the forwards Thomson and Rankine gave a splendid account of themselves. For Morton, the safe goalkeeping of Edwards was a factor in the attainment of the result. McIntyre. R. Brown, and Wright were dour defenders, and French, McNab, and McKay were sprightly in attack.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal 20th February 1922