Through the medium of a brilliantly taken goal by Soye, Aberdeen defeated Dundee at Pittodrie last night, and so qualified to meet Heart of Midlothian in the final of the North Eastern Cup competition. There were 3000 spectators, and these saw an interesting game.
Dundee pressed in the opening stages, and Hogg had the rattling shot, which went just high of Greig's goal. Both attacks were keen, but the defences stood up well. Hogg culminated a good run by a brilliant shot, which went just high of Greig's charge. Aberdeen were dangerous through Soye and Wylie, and the first-named missed a goods chance from the left-wingers cross by hesitating. Hogg was always prominent from Dundee, and once from his cross, Philip shot against Greig saw leg at close quarters. Play was well distributed, with both defences sound. Wall's and methods with opponents got him into slight disfavour with the crowd, but, apart from that, the game was contested in good spirit. Play was of a strenuous nature, but so keen were the outfield defences that neither goalkeeper was much troubled. Chatwin, in the Aberdeen defence, was outstanding. After half an hour, Aberdeen assumed the upper hand, and Balfour saved brilliantly from Walker, while later the Dundee goal had a narrow escape from Wylie's cross, and Travers shot weekly from good position, while Main headed into Balfour's hands from Soye's cross. Play ruled entirely in Aberdeen's favour, and Balfour pulled a high shot from Chatwin from beneath the bar. At the interval there was no score, although Aberdeen and being the better side in the closing stages of the period.,/p>
KEEN SECOND HALF
Aberdeen again made the running in the second half, when Balfour brilliantly saved from Walker, who later shot narrowly past. The Dundee defence subsequently withstood a severe gruelling, but Aberdeen were weak at close quarters, although Hannah had a long drive which Balfour saved and Walker shot high over, after beating the Dundee backs. Phil and raised the siege for Dundee, and Colman deflected his shot for a fruitless corner. Hogg and Adams showed up in clever movements for Dundee, who recovered well, but like Aberdeen were weak at close quarters. Aberdeen took the lead in creditable style. Soye getting away from Main's header, and beating three opponents gave Balfour no chance. Play was exceptionally keen, with Dundee dangerous through Hogg and Philip, but Coleman, Hannah, and Wyllie defended valiantly for Aberdeen, and Greig was little troubled. Steven had a good chance, but shot high over, and Dundee fought hard for the equaliser, but the Aberdeen defence prevailed to the end.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 21st April 1914