Confident PlayA feature of the display of the visitors last Wednesday was the confident manner in which they set about their task. At times their team play was a delight to watch and they deservedly took the lead in the first game. By comparison the Dons were laboured, and although in the second half, the home side had far more of the play, it would be true to say that was the result of honest endeavour more than skill and studied play. - The Shawfield side are playing with the assurance of a side that has been getting the results for some time. Everything seemed to "come off" for them. Cute "back-heelers" would beat the opposing Don by a hairsbreadth and "cheeky flicks" went straight to a team mate. Would it be wishful thinking to suggest that if one or two of these efforts don't work out today, some of the confidence may disappear!!
Loyal SupportIn spite of the inclement weather on Wednesday evening, there was a very good turn-out at Pittodrie and the Dons certainly could not complain of lack of support. The onlookers applauded good play by the visitors - as all good sportsmen would - but right to the end they tried to encourage the home side by cheering them on whenever an opportunity presented itself.
Source: Reserve Match Programme 14th September 1957