League Lift for AberdeenThe fact that St Mirren were not at full strength when they met Aberdeen at Paisley was fully demonstrated by their play, and the men from the North won the points on their merits. In the first half Aberdeen scored twice, R. Bruce having the first and Pirie the other. It was late in the second portion when Gillies scored St Mirren's only goal, but J. Jackson increased Aberdeen's lead again before the finish. It was a poor exhibition all over, and attracted only 4000 spectators.
Source: The Scotsman, 4th March 1925
STRENUOUS SECOND HALF.On resuming, Smith had no difficulty in beating Arnott, and he tried a shot on his own which completely beat Bradford, but Newbiggin stepped back and stopped the ball under the bar when a few inches more would have meant a goal. St Mirren's front line was re-arranged, Gillies taking the centre position and Whitelaw going to inside right. The change worked well, but it did not bring the result which the home team desired. A. Jackson came more into prominence this half than he had done earlier. He had several delightful runs which seriously threatened the Saints' defence. Where Aberdeen excelled most was in the back division, where D. Bruce and Forsyth were incomparably superior to Newbiggin and Arnott. For this reason alone Aberdeen's forwards were dangerous every time they initiated a run. Smith had several fine runs and beautiful centres, but Bradford, single handed, brought off numerous brilliant saves. The Saints' best chance to score this half was offered to Gebbie, but he dallied when he should have shot, and Hutton cleared. Thomson was working his way into scoring position when the referee awarded him a free kick. Thomson took the kick, and missed the goal inches only. With 15 minutes to go, Aberdeen were leading by two goals. Play continued keen until the end. Gillies got through to count for St Mirren, but Alec Jackson secured a third goal for Aberdeen. Aberdeen had the better of the game throughout, and won because they had seized their few real scoring opportunities.
Source: Press & Journal, 2nd March 1925