Source: The Scotsman, 19th April 1926
GAME OF FEW THRILLS.Carroll nearly got through at the start, but was elbowed off, and when Rovers attacked Turner shot wildly from favourable position. For a time the Kirkcaldy team forced the play, and following a corner Dorrans just missed with a fine shot. Subsequent to this, Aberdeen attacked for a time, and from a flag kick by Reid, McDermid headed against the crossbar. A fierce shot by Smith was well saved by Mathieson, who shortly afterwards deflected a drive by R. Bruce. At the other end, Grant shot weakly into Blackwell's hands, and Ritchie saved on the goal line from Dorrans. Following this, the visitors' goal ran several narrow escapes. Mathieson knocked out a shot by Smith, and there was a series of scrimmages until Aberdeen were ultimately repelled. Twice in succession Blackwell had to stop shots by Bell. Towards the interval Aberdeen attacked strongly, but apart from a shot which Mathieson tipped over the bar from Cosgrove, the Rovers goal was not seriously endangered.
A COSTLY MISUNDERSTANDING.The second half wag only minutes old when Aberdeen took the lead. R. Bruce shot from long range, and Carroll taking advantage of a misunderstanding between Mathieson and Moyes, dashed in and hooked the ball into the net. For a time Aberdeen played as if they might increase the lead, but Rovers rallied, and clever work by Bell and Dorrans, and a square pass to Allison, who was unmarked, resulted in the last named equalising. The visitors were seen to better advantage after this success, and twice Blackwell had to clear good shots by Grant. Aberdeen retaliated with intermittent raids, but they got few chances to shoot, and Rovers nearly took the lead as the result of a long oblique shot by Turner, Blackwell saving at the expense of a corner. In the later stages of the game, Aberdeen applied strong pressure, but although they forced numerous corners they did not give much trouble to Mathieson, who was splendidly supported by the set of plucky defenders.
Source: Press & Journal, 19th April 1926