Aberdeen suffered one more defeat, Dunfermline Athletic beating them at Dunfermline by the only goal scored. The deciding point came 12 minutes after the interval, when, following clever individual play by Williamson, and a pass forward, Skinner got possession to manoeuvre into position and beat McSevich with a fast grounder placed well out the goalkeeper reach.
On the run of the play the Athletic were worthy of their win, and they would have triumphed more decisively had they accepted several of the many chances that were agoing. With a strong wind behind them in the first half, Aberdeen were oftener attacking, and there were several occasions when they were downright unfortunate not to take the lead. Cheyne crashed a shot against the crossbar, R. Bruce met the rebound to slam the ball against the side net. On another occasion Ross had a terrific drive which beat Stevenson, but Wilson standing below the bar headed out. Smith, Cheyne and R. Bruce all sent the ball against the outside of the net, and Stevenson effected a number of smart saves. In their occasional breakaway, the Athletic forwards were frequently dangerous, but Williamson (twice) and Skinner lost easy chances of scoring.
ABERDEEN ON DEFENCE.
In the second half Dunfermline were usually in the role of attackers, but Aberdeen offered a stubborn defence, McSevich, Jackson, D. Bruce, and Edward all doing good work. Following the scoring of the goal R. Bruce came very near equalising, when he met a pass by Reid to send narrowly over the bar. Reid and Smith frequently led the Aberdeen forwards to the attack, and Wilson for Dunfermline was conspicuous with good defensive play. Williamson, Skinner, and Callaghan all had tries for the Athletic, and Bain essayed a number of long shots which were not far off the mark. In the closing stages Aberdeen were handicapped by injuries to Cosgrove and Cheyne, the first named changing places with Reid.
Source: Press & Journal, 25th April 1927