Source: Scotsman, 2nd February 1937
N.B. The Glasgow Herald gave one of the goals as an o.g by G. Mackay. The Scotsman reported it as by Beynon. However, the Press & Journal also had it as an own goal.
TRAINING TELLSAs was only to be expected, Aberdeen adapted themselves more quickly to the conditions than Thistle, and despite the fact that they had the advantage of the elements in the first half little was seen of the Inverness attack except for occasional breakaways. A four-goal lead at the interval in no way exaggerated Aberdeen's superiority. The game became even more one-sided in the second period, and for the most part it was a case of the Aberdeen attack versus the Thistle defence. During this half the majority of the Aberdeen players wore gloves, and the defence especially must have benefited.
COLD WORK THIS FOOTBALLJohnstone strode up and down between the posts in an effort to keep warm, while the backs and Falloon did occasional short sprints to keep their circulation going. Although it is reasonable to assume that had the Dons exerted themselves they could have scored more than twice this half, the Thistle defence deserves credit for a very courageous display. None did better than Sutherland in goal. Time and again he saved splendidly, and but for his skill the score might well have reached double figures. With ten minutes gone Scott broke broke through on the right, and when he crossed Strauss, who had taken up position in the middle, sent into the net. Ten minutes later Strauss broke through, and when he centred G. Mackay in attempting to kick clear sent past his own 'keeper. Armstrong added a third goal after twenty-nine minutes' play, when he raced through on his own from a Scott pass, and gave Sutherland no chance. Four minutes from the interval Strauss raced into the middle let Armstrong through, and the centre's shot glanced of the helpless Sutherland into the net.
ARMSTRONG HAS "HAT-TRICK"Twelve minutes of the second half gone when Armstrong completed his "hat-trick" by racing through on his own and sending into the net. Only three minutes were left for play when Strauss crashed home Aberdeen's sixth goal. Considering the conditions under which the game was played, it would be invidious to criticise the players. Aberdeen had an easy task, and they did it in workmanlike style. The defence was never stretched, and Johnstone in goal must have been glad when it was all over. The home half-backs had a good grip of the Thistle attack, while the Inverness defence must have experienced its busiest afternoon of the season. It was impossible to judge whether the experiment of playing Scott, the Aberdeen reserve centre, at outside right was a success or not. Scott did quite well, but until he is faced by sterner opposition it is impossible to assess his true value.
SUTHERLAND THE HERO,/p> Although outclassed, the Highland League club put up a game fight, and the pity is that their financial return was not greater. The hero of the side was Sutherland, the keeper, but both K. Munro and Mackay fought strongly against overwhelming odds. Murchison was a hard-working left-half, while Kay and Clunas on the right wing showed smart touches on the few occasions they got going. Gowl was a dashing leader, and Pyke at inside left showed speed and cleverness. Clunas and Pyke came nearest scoring for Thistle. Johnstone knocked down a hard drive by the latter, and did well to touch over a fine try by Clunas.
Source: Press & Journal, 1st February 1937