Source: The Scotsman, 23rd August 1926
EARLY LEAD.An early lead gave Aberdeen confidence. In the first two minutes Edward worked the ball forward and passed to Miller, who adroitly slipped into the net out of Fraser's reach. Subsequently Clyde attacked, and Edward, Hutton, and Bruce were prominent with good defensive play. Both sides settled down to clean, fast football, and each end was raided in turn. A first-time shot by Smith went wide, and Johnstone headed narrowly past the Aberdeen goal after Malone had crossed. In a thrust by the Clyde left, D. Bruce deflected the ball over his own goal when Johnstone looked like scoring. Following a corner by Reid, MacLachlan was given a chance to shoot, and he made a flying leap at the ball to score with a terrific shot, Fraser touching the ball but failing to stop its progress. Clyde retaliated immediately with a goal. Their left wing challenged, and while the Aberdeen defence wavered, Johnstone netted from close range as the Aberdeen goalkeeper rushed out to intercept. Practically from the kick-off Aberdeen restored their lead of two goals. Smith broke away and crossed for Miller to crash home a terrific shot. From this stage until the interval Aberdeen were decidedly superior. All the Aberdeen forwards, and Cosgrove and MacLachlan had tries for goal, but the nearest to a score was when Miller smashed the ball against the upright, and on another occasion when Fraser knocked out a terrific shot by the Aberdeen centre-forward.
TWO FOR R. BRUCE.Considering they had to face a stiff breeze and dazzling sun in the second half, Aberdeen's two-goal lead at the interval was none too formidable. In the opening stages Clyde were dangerous. Johnstone and Malone showing much cleverness and dash. A shot by the centre-forward flashed just wide of the Aberdeen goal, and on another occasion he just missed the goal as the result of the attention of Hutton. Aberdeen got going again, and from McDermid's pass R. Bruce scored a brilliant goal from twenty yards out, the ball hitting the iron support at the back of the net and rebounding into play. This reverse unsettled Clyde for a time, but they rallied, and with Blackwell hampered by colleagues, Johnstone ran in to head into the net off a centre by Malone. At the other end Fraser at full length just reached a ground shot by R. Bruce, and the Clyde goalkeeper was busy with centres by Reid and Smith. In the closing minutes, Clyde made another spurt, and Malone and Johnstone just missed with creditable tries, but before the end, following a free kick taken by MacLachlan, there was a scrimmage in front of the visitors' goal, and R. Bruce obtained a fifth goal for Aberdeen.
Source: Press & Journal, 23rd August 1926