Source: The Scotsman, 29th September 1925
State of Equality.There was more equality between the teams in the second half, but St Mirren always looked more likely to increase their lead than Aberdeen to equalise. There were several exciting incidents in front of both goals, and more than once the ball was scrambled away. On one occasion Bradford out of his goal, failed to get possession, and close to the flag conceded a corner kick, following which he effected a fine save when lying on the ground and harassed by opponents, he threw the ball out. Aberdeen made a belated recovery, but although Smith, McDermid, and Walter Jackson had tries, they were denied the equaliser. Near the close, while the home team were on attack, Mason broke away, and off his pass McCrae flashed the ball just wide of Blackwell's goal.
The Players.Aberdeen's was a disappointing display, and after their short-lived lead they never looked like winners. Despite having a previous injury aggravated, Blackwell performed very creditably in goal, and was quite blameless for the defeat. At back Hutton and Bruce gave a patchy display, and were never quite sure of themselves. The wing halves were below par, and Pirie alone in this department played anything like to form. The attack suffered because of the inside wing forwards relapsing into a defensive game for the greater part of the contest. Reid was conspicuous on occasion, and McDermid and Waiter Jackson came into prominence, but, as on Saturday, they were anything but dangerous in their shooting. In a methodical and fast moving St Mirren team Bradford performed creditably in goal without having much chance to reveal brilliance. Findlay and Newbiggin were a better back combination than Hutton and Bruce, and in a serviceable half-back line, Summers was always outstanding with good breaking up work. McCrae at centre forward was a nippy and clever leader, who was never afraid to shoot, and kept the game open throughout. He was best supported by Mason and Gillies.
Source: Press & Journal, 29th September 1925