Source: The Scotsman, 11th April 1927
ATTACKERS RUN RIOT.The game was its early stages when St Mirren took the lead. McSevich had just gripped a ball from Morgan on the St Mirren right, when McLelland dashed in and knocked it out of the goalkeeper's hands into the net. Aberdeen protested that the scorer had fisted the ball out of the Aberdeen goalkeeper's grasp, but the referee was satisfied this did not happen. Aberdeen subsequently attacked, but were generally held before they could shoot. The Aberdeen goalkeeper on the other hand was kept busy. He saved from Thomson at the foot of the post and his backs headed away several dangerous centres by the Paisley extreme wingers. Aberdeen retaliated in spirited fashion and after Boyce had saved from Edward, McDermid rushed in to head the ball against the post. Following this the St Mirren goal had another narrow escape, Lawson shooting the ball against Boyce when the latter was lying on the ground. After a period of fast end-to-end play, Morgan got away to centre, and McCrae fastened on to give St Mirren a second goal. Shortly afterwards the home centre-forward was through again, but on this occasion McSevich, although out of his goal, intercepted the shot at the other end. Smith missed two fine chances for Aberdeen after clever individual play. On the first occasion he failed to get in his shot when well placed, and on the later occasion his parting effort was wild and found the right touchline. McCrae, who was a nippy leader for St Mirren, got away again, and running through between the Aberdeen backs, left McSevich helpless. Subsequently McSevich was often in action, but Aberdeen rallied, and let Reid away to shoot, for Boyce to fist the bell down to Bruce (R.), and the latter easily netted. Shortly afterwards McCrae get away on a solo run, and completed his "hat trick" with a well-taken goal. Near the interval each end was raided in turn, and both goals had narrow escapes, but St Mirren maintained their lead of 4-1.
AN ABERDEEN RECOVERY.Smith missed a good chance by shooting behind when the game was resumed, and after McCrae had sent wide following a great run, Newbiggin saved the home goal when Boyce was absent. Keeping the play open, St Mirren again attacked, and from a free kick by Morrison, Thomson headed through a fifth goal for St Mirren. Aberdeen replied immediately with a well-taken goal by Cheyne. No sooner had the ball been centred than Morgan, who had gone to inside right, rushed through the Aberdeen defence to put on a sixth goal for St Mirren. The play suggested more scoring, and after Bruce had twice just missed for Aberdeen, and Boyce had saved from Cheyne, Smith dribbled through to score a third goal for Aberdeen. This rounded off the scoring, but subsequently both goals were repeatedly in danger. Boyce deflected a great shot by Reid, and Cheyne and Bruce also had efforts that passed just wide of the mark. McDermid had one particularly fine effort, but after beating several opponents he shot into the goalkeeper's hands. Aberdeen were on top in the closing stages, but their efforts either lacked power or were badly directed. There were 6000 spectators.
Source: Press & Journal, 11th April 1927