Source: Glasgow Herald, 31st March 1930
Goalkeeper's Lapse.It was rather against the run of play that United took the lead midway through the first half. Haddow sent in a simple straight shot which Yuill fielded but he allowed the ball to slip from his hands into the net. That goal livened up the exchanges and Aberdeen redoubled their efforts in attack. With fully half an hour played Legge took a free kick and after McHugh had returned a ball from Hill Yorston sent it into the net.
Aberdeen Go Ahead.Aberdeen took the lead early in the second half when Smith cut in to deliver a terrific shot. McHugh jumped to save, but accidentally turned the ball through his own goal. Subsequently Aberdeen had the better of the exchanges, and McHugh effected several excellent saves. United continued to defend finely, and latterly the game took a turn in their favour, Kay and Cameron going near with creditable efforts.
Futile Claim.On one occasion Yuill failed to hold a shot by McNally, but he recovered, and Kay fouled the ball with his hand to give Aberdeen relief from a dangerous situation. Several United players claimed that Yuill had pulled the ball back from over the goal-line, but the referee did not subscribe to this view. An injury to Cameron, who had temporarily to retire, handicapped the United, but it was while playing with ten men that they equalised, Kay working through to score with a ground shot. In the closing stages Aberdeen made desperate efforts to get the winning goal. Love, Yorston, Hill, and Smith all going close with good shots, but the United defence held out.
Cooper's Best.Yuill in the Aberdeen goal appeared lack confidence. Cooper at right back gave his best display of the season, his tackling being a feature. Aberdeen held an advantage at wing half. Hill on the left playing brilliantly, with Black only slightly less prominent. The Aberdeen forwards did not combine so cleverly as usual, the right wing especially playing bellow form. Yorston was as nippy as ever, and McDermid schemed cleverly, while Smith in the second-half was very dangerous.
Goalkeeper's Part.United owed much to their goalkeeper, who practically saved his team a point. Despite an early injury, Taylor was one of the best defenders on view, and Gardiner at centre-half got through a power of effective work. In a smart and business-like attack, Haddow, Kay, and McNally were most enterprising. There were about 12,000 spectators.
Source: Press & Journal, 31st March 1930