Source: The Scotsman, 13th March 1929
An Early Goal.With two goals in hand at the cross over, the Airdrieonians in the first minute got a third cheaply. A throw in by Wood was going over the goal lirn with Jackson nursing it that way, but before the ball went dead, Burke nipped it back and it was into the net before Yuill realised what was happening. This lad who gives great promise also snapped the fourth and his own third, while Skinner completed the show by dashing for a cross from Somerville to score. The weak part in the Aberdeen side was their backs, neither could hold the Airdrie wingers. Somerville, McDonald and Wood made a compact triangle, and it was from that direction that most of the damage came.
Yorston Well Watched.McDougall was obviously reluctant to use his head with two stitches in it, the result of an accident at Dundee on Saturday, but he was latterly too much for Yorston, who failed to complete a fine piece of leading up play by Love which left the centre with an open goal. He failed to get the aright hold, and his smashing shot went wide. All along the best play on the Aberdeen side came from their wingers, and Smith had rough luck when a shot of his was deflected past the foot of the post. Latterly the play of the Dons suggested tiredness. Be that it may, undoubtedly the points went to the better side. Crapnell and McQueen were a great pair of backs, the tackling of the former, and the stylish punting of the latter being features. In the game there was not much to choose between the half backs, but McDougall had Yorston more under control than had McLaren of Skinner. The, old Dunfermline centre never rested, and passing back to Yuill was a dangerous procedure with such a centre about. All considered Airdrie deserved the points; they appeared primed to go the whole hog for points that meant so much to them, and after the first quarter of an hour had the game well in hand.
Source: Press & Journal, 13th March 1929