Source: Scotsman, 28th September 1931
Two Soft Goals.It was twenty-seven minutes after the interval before the first goal came along. McKenzie dribbled past Cooper to give Blair an ideal pass, and that player gave Smith no chance with a fast grounder. Shortly afterwards Third Lanark got a second goal. Smith out of his goal, was in the act of clearing when the ball was knocked out of his hands to Dewar, who sent into an untenanted goal. Subsequently Aberdeen were kept on the defensive, and it was all they could do to prevent Third Lanark from going further ahead. There were occasional rallies by the Pittodrie forwards, but these did not develop danger.
Yorston's Miss.,/p> On one occasion Yorston was given a splendid chance, but he failed to get his kick in properly, and it was only a rolling ball Waugh had to hold. Third Lanark deserved their win, although the goals they got were of the soft order, and were gifts. Smith took many risks in the Aberdeen goal, and although he had a number of good saves he was at fault when the second count was registered. Cooper was often easily beaten, and Legge was the better back. Black was outstanding at half-back.
Disappointing Forwards.The forwards were disappointing, and there was a general lack of penetration and combination. Towards the finish Galloway and Love were creating a flutter, but previous to that the line was disappointing and below form. Third Lanark worked well as a team, although by no means brilliant. They were splendidly served by Simpson and Warden at back and Moreland and McLellan in the half-line. The pick of a speedy forward line were Blair, Dewar, and McKenzie. There were 9000 spectators.
Source: Press & Journal, 28th September 1931