Source: The Scotsman, 4th April 1927
INSPIRING RALLY.The last few minutes were the most inspiring of the whole ninety, and when the Hearts' bar was struck and a corner obtained from the rebound, the Aberdonians piled all on in a tremendous shock attack which looked like bringing success at the twelfth hour, but it just fell short, and in the thrill of excitement game ended in a draw of a couple of goals each. It was a cold and cheerless sort of afternoon, grey and lowering skies, but there was no rain, and the crowd was less than half the customary attendance at Tynecastle on League days, the remainder having joined in the football pilgrimage to Hampden, the scenes at the Edinburgh stations between eleven and one o'clock being extraordinary, with thousands quitting the Capital for the commercial metropolis.
ABERDEEN ON TOP.The game opened in Aberdeen's favour and a number of openings were presented, but Gilfillan was not to be outwitted, and the biggest thrill came from a remarkable effort by J. Johnstone who, from just inside the centre, sent a cannon ball-like shot at the Aberdeen goal. McSevich did not seem to comprehend that the direction of the ball was accurately trained on the corner of his charge, but, fortunately. D. Bruce sensed the danger and dashing in got his foot on the ball just in time to turn it round the post for a corner which was rendered nugatory, The Aberdeen half-back line was putting in a power of work, placing beautifully, and breaking up the Hearts' combination, but It took the Northerners thirty minutes to get their first goal. The Hearts made an instantaneous response, but it was an extremely lucky goal and one which Aberdeen were justified in grudging them. Before the interval Aberdeen got the lead through Cheyne, and a clever goal it was after outmanoeuvring Reid, and on the run of this half they were assuredly value for their advantage, but the first twenty minutes of the second half the Hearts were in crackerjack trim, and over and over again they looked like drawing ahead after they had equalised. It was McSevich who In this strenuous time bore the brunt of the fierce onslaught. Towards the end the Northern men asserted themselves and in the last great rally they looked good enough to score, but it was not to be. Save for these brilliant cases which have specially alluded to, the game was somewhat uninspiring and drab, altogether the end of the season might be said to have cast its shadow over the gathering, and a fitting result was an equality in the division of the spoils.
Source: Press & Journal, 4th April 1927