In a Scottish League match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, yesterday, Queen Park gained two valuable points at the expense of Aberdeen by 3 goals to 1. There were 10,000 spectators.
Queen's Park started off with strong sun behind them and a brisk breeze in their favour. The game had only gone two minutes when J. Gossman ran through and, stalking [sic] off Hutton's challenge, crashed the ball into the net. The goal was splendidly taken and could not have been averted without a penalty being incurred.
The Amateurs at this stage were just a bit too eager, and for some time they threatened, without actually endangering the Aberdeen goal. Getting settled down, Aberdeen retaliated on the left, and Bainbridge swung over a ball which gave Connon a grand chance, but the latter shot wide.
For the Amateurs, Gillespie and J. McDonald had two great shots, which Blackwell very capably dealt with. Aberdeen found the strong sun rather embarrassing and were kept defending.
The fast, swinging passes of the Amateurs proved profitable, and but for the brilliance of Blackwell the lead might have been increased, his clearances from Templeton and McAlpine being masterly. The latter, who was in great form, swept over another magnificent centre, which only wanted the touch of a foot net it, but Blackwell again came to the rescue. The Amateurs continued the attack with refreshing vigour, and their shooting was grand.
Connon was Aberdeen's best forward. He headed nearly all the Pittodrie team's raids, and a lovely centre by him was cleverly dealt with by Newton. The visitors, however, were at a disadvantage in an attacking sense, and another centre by McAlpine landed on the top of the net, and the pressing of the Amateurs showed how the game was going.
After half an hour Aberdeen came more into the argument and came very near to equalising. Milne and MacLachlan both almost counted with long shots, and Wright had a great drive which hit the upright. MacLachlan, temporarily acting as a left-winger, swung over a beautiful centre, off which Rankine drove in with great force, but the ball was blocked in a crowded goal. Bainbridge had bad luck with an excellent try, and on another occasion Rankine shot badly from favourable position.
Three minutes from the interval McAlpine scored for Queen's Park. At the time Hutton was lying on the ground, and when the teams left the field at half-time, was observed to be limping.
Even Second Half.
Hutton resumed for Aberdeen, who adopted long swinging passes in the second half. The best try for a considerable period came from Thomson. Hutton was limping badly, and gave away a comer, but the back cleared finely. The game developed into a ding-dong struggle, with both sets of forwards well held by the defences. Hutton conceded a corner, which was fruitless, and then Connon got in a counter thrust, from which Miller made a creditable attempt to score. J. McDonald scored a third goal for Queen's Park, and it was all up with Aberdeen. In the closing stages the Aberdeen made a great rally, and Millar scored a good goal.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal 2nd March 1922