On resuming, the Clyde at once invaded, and the home goal had some narrow escapes from falling. Greer had a grand chance, but lifted the ball over the bar, and then MacFarlane mis-fisted a shot from Anderson, the visitor's outside left, which, however, was got rid of, and danger averted. A goal was sure to come some time, and it was really only a question of time, and the home defence. It did come at last, but off-side was given, and the point was deducted accordingly. Not long after this escape Walker dribbled through the Aberdeen defence, and scored with a fast shot which found the corner of the net, and gave MacFarlane no chance to save. The home forwards now got wakened up, and made a few rather queer attempts at combination. Ellis and Halkett both had tries for goal, but their shots came from too far out to be of any use. Low landed in some splendid centres during the closing minutes, but these came to nothing, and Clyde ran out well deserved winners of the game, one goal to nothing.
Points from Pittodrie.
Splendid weather favoured the game, and a big crowd gathered to watch the struggle. If the homesters keep up their present record visitors to Pittodrie will be few and far between. The game all over was anything but a class exhibition. Both front ranks were to blame for this wretched state of affairs. The Clyde forwards were very good in the open, but despite the goal their play was woefully weak. The home quintette were neither good at combination, nor dangerous at goal. We sincerely trust that there will be a reformation soon in this department. Young, in goal for the Clyde, was never seriously tested but what he did get in the way of a shot was neatly disposed if in a safe manner. Both backs played well, and had a rather good time if it in regards free kicking. We wonder why it is that the Aberdeen, officials cannot get hold of a man like Torrance.
Robertson, Clark, and Peebles made a grand trio, and had an easy task against the opposition five. The left half ran Halkett hard for first honours in this line. Speed was the principal feature of the forwards' play, with a good shot thrown in now and again. The left outside kept persistently off-side. No one could blame MacFarlane for the goal which he let in. His display was a fine one, and almost without blemish, Murray and Mackie under the circumstances did very well but showed signs of being fagged towards the latter end of the game. After the work they had gone through no one could be surprised. Mackie was the better man on the day's display - his partner being a trifle weak in his returns. If McNicol does not prove the missing link, well !-- Halkett was the best half on the field, and played his opponent a good game. His play from week to week is marked by consistency. Low is coming back to his old form. He played a hard game all Saturday. Strang did some good things now and again, but is a long way off the desired state of perfection.
The forwards might toss up among themselves as to who was the outstanding man of the lot. We give Ellis the palm for being the hardest worker, and his partner for being the exact opposite. Knowles and McKay are much better as a wing, but they could not possibly be worse. The centre was far off his mark. McAulay is very disappointing, and, personally, we can't see what's wrong. On Saturday he lay much too far back on Low, and somewhat hampered the half thereby. Ritchie suffered by his partner, but even he was off his game. The directors have a task in front of them to select a team that will win games and point. Four points have been lost already, and four too many. We trust it will be some considerable time ere another single point is lost. Mr. Dougary was again referee, and did not please the crowd. We would like to see one soon who could manage the positive to their satisfaction.
Source: Bon-Accord September 1, 1904
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 29th August 1904