Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 10th May 1909
The Charities.With the exception of the Glasgow charities, which will be finished this week, senior football is now regarded as ended for the season. Last week there was a surfeit of games in Aberdeen, the proceeds of which all went to charity. Last Friday Peterhead, visited Pittodrie and played the Harp in the semi-final for the Fleming Charity Shield. Though there was only a moderate attendance, the game was contested with great spirit, and was notable for the many old faces on the Harp side who were once familiar to habitues of Pittodrie, viz. Billy Brebner, "Cowie" Robertson, Herd, and Mackie, who have still some "kicks" left in them. On Peterhead side, the two Cadgers caught the eye most, the centre forward being nippy and fast. This lad scored loth goals for his side in a manner that stamped him as a player above the average, though his "inches" will be against him. On Saturday, Peterhead had to face different opposition, when they met Aberdeen in the final. It was evident that the holders were in no mood to let the shield slip from them, for they played hard, and only fine work by Peterhead's backs kept the scoring down, with some assistance from the crossbar and uprights. Simpson opened the scoring, and when Edgar added a second shortly after, the game was as good as won. Peterhead never looked like scoring after that, while Aberdeen did not put in too much pressure, being evidently content to keep their lead and keep their opponents from scoring. Aberdeen have taken the shield for the fifth time in succession, and at the conclusion of the game, Sir John Fleming, in a neat little speech, congratulated the players on their efforts in behalf of charity and intimated that he was informed over £50 would be the free surplus this year. John James Simpson accepted the shield on behalf of the team. The proceedings ended with a round of cheers for Sir John.
Chatty Bits.Celts and Rangers will figure in the final for the Charity Cup. Let us hope there will be no riot on this occasion. The Hampden riot is not yet finished for claims are being intimated for damages by all the parties interested. So far as the signing season has gone, the Rangers have not made the sensational captures they did last year. As they paid large sums for players and got little or no good play out of them, they are perhaps adopting a different course this year. The captures are all going to England, and Dundee seem to be making the most of their surplus cash by buying up all the centre-forwards in the market. On the other hand, Aberdeen seem to be jogging away quietly; but they will catch it hot if they have not got together a good team when the season starts. General regret will be felt at losing McIntosh, who had become a great favourite with the Pittodrie crowd. He should suit the Cells down to the ground, and will improve vastly at Parkhead, or we are much mistaken. W. Low left for Newcastle this week, as he is wanted for the "Continental trip" with the United. James Gault, who has been for the the past two seasons with West Ham, is back to Aberdeen but is yet unsigned.
Source: Bon-Accord, 13th May 1909