Source: The Scotsman, 4th October 1926
THREE FOR ABERDEEN.Facing a strong sun, the Academicals were the more aggressive team the opening stages. Blackwell had to save from Williamson, and Hutton effected some fine tackling when the Aberdeen goal was endangered. From a free kick Hunt shot wide, and Tom Miller was just off the mark with a splendid effort. The right wing brought much needed relief to the home team, and after clever play by Reid, Smith shot behind. Aberdeen improved, and Reid and R. Bruce had capital tries. Off a cross by Smith, Miller had a chance to open the scoring, but shot wide as Harris advanced to meet him. After 17 minutes Aberdeen took the lead, Smith scoring with a fierce cross shot after Reid had centred. For a time Academicals attacked, and Thomson sent wide from long range, but Aberdeen got back to attack, and R. Bruce shot hard against the goalkeeper. The ball rebounded to Miller, but the centre forward lifted over the empty goal. The Hamilton wingers subsequently troubled the Aberdeen defence, and Blackwell cleared from Moffat. At the other end Harris diverted a shot by Miller, the referee awarding a goal kick instead of a corner. Following this, Smith just missed with another cross shot. After 37 minutes' play Aberdeen got a second goal. MacLachlan worked the ball well forward on the left, and then lobbed into goal for Harris to be completely deceived. The Academicals retaliated in spirited fashion, and both Aberdeen backs were seen to advantage. Harris saved brilliantly from R. Bruce, and following this the home team obtained a third goal. R. Bruce had an effort blocked by Harris, and Smith's shot from the rebound was destined for the net when McCormack fisted out from the goal line. A penalty kick was immediately granted, and Hutton easily scored. The big lead at the interval flattered Aberdeen, but they had been the more dangerous attackers.
THREE FOR HAMILTON.In second half Aberdeen had to contend with a dazzling sun, and it was early apparent this would trouble the defence. After Harris had saved from Reid, Academicals attacked, and Gibson shot wide after good wing play by Borland. Blackwell was in action in quick succession to shots from Borland and Williamson, and was fortunate on one occasion after fisting out to get in the way of a shot by T. Miller. After 12 minutes persistence was rewarded, when following a well-placed corner kick by Borland, Moffat netted from close range. Subsequently the Aberdeen attack again came into prominence, and three flag kicks were forced. From one Harris saved well from R. Bruce, and later Miller shot wide from close range. After this the Academicals again took up the running, and Blackwell and Hutton stopped shots that were well-directed. In another Academicals' attack D. Bruce saved on the goal line, when Blackwell was beaten. For a time the defence was kept on the stretch. Moffat just missed with a terrific shot, and Blackwell saved a long range effort by Hunt. Further success attended the visitors after this. T. Miller capping a period of pressure by scoring from close range. This reverse obviously nettled Aberdeen, who attacked on the right, and after Reid had shot wildly over, they forced two fruitless corners, Miller shooting wide from one these. While Aberdeen were attacking Moffat broke away and centred, and, before the home defence could recover Williamson dashed in in advance of Hutton and headed the ball past Blackwell. In the closing minutes both goals were endangered, although Aberdeen held slightly the upper hand. There was no further scoring, and a game which Aberdeen appeared to have well won at the interval ended all square.
Source: Press & Journal, 4th October 1926