Source: The Scotsman, 28th February 1927
HOW THE PLAYERS FARED.McSevich kept goal in brilliant style for Aberdeen, and it would have been excusable had he been beaten more than once. Jackson was not quite so sound as usual at back, and was frequently beaten in tackles. Ritchie on the other hand played very steadily, his judgment being superb. He was fortunate on one occasion in the first half that a penalty kick was not given against him for hands. McHale at centre-half played a strong, forceful game, and was one the mainstays of the Aberdeen defence. Edward and Ross were clever on the ball, but neither touched his best form, and the falling off of the Aberdeen attack in the second half was largely attributable to their defects. Smith and Reid were easily the best of the forwards, the former touching his best. Reid, too, was exceptionally clever, and if he had been more generously treated by the opposition he would undoubtedly have been even more effective. Cheyne, Bruce, and McDermid, all did good work in midfield, but they might have been more dangerous near goal. Page, like McSevich for Aberdeen, was very safe in the St Johnstone goal. Jamieson was capital at back, but his tackling of Reid at times showed a tendency to be over-robust. Steele was not nearly as safe as his partner, and could never really cope with the flying Smith. Swallow put in a deal of good work at pivot, and was well supported by Whyte, a strong and forcing wing half-back. In attack, St Johnstone were splendidly served by Pocock, who was deputising for Toner, and was his team's best forward. Another who took the eye was McLean, who rendered useful service at inside right. Munro was a dashing centre-forward, but might have done better at close quarters.
Source: Press & Journal, 28th February 1927