Source: The Scotsman, 30th March 1925
A GOAL AND A REPLY.Aberdeen, had to face sun and breeze in the first half, but early made headway on the right, the brothers Jackson forcing a corner, which was cleared by A. Rankin. They had a chance immediately afterwards, but A. Jackson delayed to shoot. In five minutes, however, they were rewarded with a cleverly taken goal. R. Bruce passed out to Smith, who raced past Murray and centred accurately for R. Brace to rush in and head past Stevenson. An effort by Devlin was deflected for a corner by Forsyth, but the ball was got away, and subsequently Smith had two clever runs and centres which were got away by A. Rankin and Hopewell. The Aberdeen right wing was subsequently dangerous, but a tendency cramp the play in that quarter eased the task of the Cowdenbeath defence. A clever Individual effort by Devlin was thwarted by Hutton on the goal-line. The Aberdeen player was hurt, but after treatment was able to carry on. A shot by Waiter Jackson was deflected for a corner by Hopewell, but the ball was sent out of play from the flag. First Devlin, and then Pullar had tries for Cowdenbeath. the centre-forward hitting the outside of the net. The three Jacksons in the Aberdeen forward line were lively, but their tendency to bunch together helped to nullify their efforts. At the end of half an hour Cowdenbeath equalised. D. Bruce headed the ball backwards against the bar, and in a scrimmage Devlin dashed in and netted. After this success, the Cowdenbeath attack improved, and Wilson hit the bottom of the upright, the ball going behind. R. Bruce had a shot blocked by Murray, and twice the brothers Jackson were dispossessed when they looked like going through. Towards the interval the Aberdeen defence was hard pressed, and Blackwell saved terrific free kicks taken by Letham and Murray. At half-time the scores were level, each team having scored once.
LAST MINUTE VICTORY.End-to-end play marked the resumption, the respective centre forwards being pulled up in the nick of time. Following this, the game developed into a defensive duel, with the ball hovering about midfield. Ultimately Wilson got away to centre, and Blackwell fisted clear. Off a free kick against Forsyth, Letham shot wide from near the penalty line. W. K. Jackson had Stevenson in action with a stingless effort, and later headed narrowly past off a centre by Walter Jackson. Later the Aberdeen centre forward, shot wildly from out on the right. J. Jackson had a fine opportunity to put Aberdeen ahead, but, after rounding two opponents and working into favourable position, he placed the ball yards wide of the goal. In stopping a run through by Devlin, Hutton twisted his ankle, and had to be assisted off for treatment. When he resumed it was at outside right, Walter Jackson going right half and J. Jackson to centre half. For a time the Aberdeen defence was hard pressed, and Devlin just missed the goal with a fierce drive. Aberdeen's attack became very disjointed, and the individual efforts of Alec Jackson and Bruce were easily countered by a strong home defence. Stevenson was called upon save off a free kick by Walter Jackson, and the Aberdeen defence cleared two corners forced by Pullar and Wilson. With two minutes left for play, Cowdenbeath took the lead. J. Jackson, in heading clear, sent the ball to the foot of Leonard, and that player sent in a fast diagonal shot. Blackwell fell on the ball, but, although getting possession, allowed it elude his grasp, and it went over his body into the net. After this Hutton limped off the field, and Aberdeen, although attacking with great determination in the closing stages, just failed to draw level.
Source: Press & Journal, 30th March 1925