Source: The Scotsman, 27th December 1926
McSEVICH'S FINE PLAY.McSevich in the Aberdeen goal gave a polished display. His handling was sure and safe and he showed excellent judgment when it was necessary to leave his charge. On one occasion he practically threw himself at the feet of Wright, the Cowdenbeath centre-forward, and brought off a spectacular save, and on another occasion he was hurt in stopping a terrific shot by Forrest. If their play was lacking somewhat in repose, Jackson and Bruce (D.), the home backs, comported themselves well, their tackling being very effective and they covered up each other admirably. All three half-backs put in some good work, MacLachlan being best. The forward play suffered because of the greasy state of the pitch, but there was again a tendency for the players to hang too long on the ball. McDermid and Bruce (R.) put in a deal of good work, as did Miller, but even allowing that Falconer on occasion saved well from all three, their shooting and finishing left much to be desired as far as direction was concerned. Reid, clever at times, was kept well in band by the opposing defenders, and Lawson, who was brought in vice Smith on the left wing, quite failed to do himself justice.
STRENGTH IN DEFENCE.Like Aberdeen, Cowdenbeath were capably served by their defence. Falconer was exceptionally clever in goal, two of his saves in particular from Miller being noteworthy. Murray was the better back in the division which rendered great service to the visitors. An experiment in playing Hopewell, the regular left back, at left half proved eminently successful, but Glancy was the best of an effective trio. Wright at centre-forward was the best of the Fife team's attackers. He was energetic and enterprising and was always a source of worry to the home defence. On one occasion he was very unfortunate in failing to score when, after beating several opponents and was about to shoot, he slipped and fell. Rankin at inside right got through much good work, his skilful manoeuvring being a feature, but Pullar and Wilson on the extreme wings did not make the most of their opportunities.
Source: Press & Journal, 27th December 1926