The Pittodrie Reserve team was in good form at Elgin, where they beat the local City 4 by goals to 1 in a Highland League game. The weather was excellent, and there was a very large attendance.
Aberdeen won the toss, and at once made for the City goal, giving Neish an anxious time. The City forwards got away, and during all but scored. Again the Wasps took matters into their hands, and Smith opened the score with a shot which gave Neish no chance. The City now weakened up considerably, but there was a lack of finish among the forwards. A corner all but gave Aberdeen a second point. Walker was going strong for Aberdeen, and he put in a lightning shot which just passed the outside of the post. From a corner Walker caught the ball, and soon put it beyond Neish's reach, and Aberdeen stood two up. Just on half time McLeod got a third goal.
One crossing over City had no a slight wind in their favour, and for some time they kept Barclay busy, the Aberdeen forwards seldom getting away. Walker and Macdonald both got into trouble twice within a few minutes, and both were cautioned. Walker again fouled Macdonald, and was ordered to the pavilion. It was seldom a Aberdeen got on the run, but the City forwards were weak at goal. By a splendid effort William some scored about 5 minutes from time. Owing to a mistake on McDonald's part Aberdeen secured a fourth goal.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 29th September 1913
Elgin City Teamsheet Neish; MacDonald, McGowan; Falconer, J. R. Hamilton, Milne; Asher, Walker, Jamieson, Ewing, Low