Source: The Scotsman, 21st August 1922
A Dundee Escape.The Dundee goal had a fortunate escape on one occasion, when Milller, following up, got his foot on a pass-back from D. Thomson to Fotheringham. The ball struck the goalkeeper on the face and lay close to the untenanted goal, meanwhile both Fotheringham and Miller collided. The incident ended with Aimer rushing in and clearing before Rankine could net. Fotheringham had to clear from Thomson, but from this stage until the interval most of the pressure came from Dundee, whose forwards combined with great accuracy. Blackwell had one particularly fine save from McDonald, and McLean on one occasion, after besting two opponents and reaching good position, shot weakly for Blackwell to save. That the teams were level at the end of a goal-less flrst half was a tribute to the work of the Aberdeen defence.
Goal for Dundee.The second half had a sensational start, McLean scoring for Dundee practically from the kick-off. McDonald got possession, and, slipping the ball through to McLean, the centre-forward, while on the run, shot a brilliant goal from beside the 18- yards line. Aberdeen came near to equalising almost immediately, Miller's close-range shot passing wide of the goal, with Fotheringham powerless to save. After this the Dundee attack again came into view, and from a cross by Troup McLean missed the goal. Smith brought relief to Aberdeen with a spirited run, his finishing shot passing across the goal to go behind, and later he caused Fotheringham to save a hard drive. Troup developed liveliness on the Dundee left, and, following a cross from the winger McDonald sent the ball against the Aberdeen crossbar. The Aberdeen defence was again tried for a period, and in succession Hutton and Forsyth dispossessed McLean when the Dundee centre-forward was about to shoot, and once Blackwell had to leave his goal to kick clear, with McLean dashing in.
Aberdeen Draw Level.With 15 minutes left for play, Rankine equalised for Aberdeen. Receiving the ball from Smith well out on the left, he beat Aimer and Thomson in quick succession, cut in and score with a fast right foot drive. At the other end several Dundee forwards endeavoured to rush Blackwell through the goal, but the keeper cleared brilliantly. In the closing stages the play was entirely in favour of Aberdeen, whose left wing worked with much harmony. Fotheringham just managed to knock down a hard drive from Rankine, and near the end the same player narrowly missed scoring with a shot that passed a few inches wide of the Dundee goal. Aberdeen were very sound in defence, all the players in that department giving of their best, with Hutton, Forsyth, and Milne outstanding. In an attack which did not get properly going until the closing stages, Smith, Rankine, and Thomson in that order were best. Dundee were best served by D. Thomson and Greenshields, .in defence, and in a clever forward line the outstanding players were D. McLean, McDonald, and Troup.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal 21st August 1922