And Barrhead, in wretched weather. Teams:- Arthurlie: MacMillan; H. Menzies, Crawford; Allan, Boyle, Fairlie; A. Menzies, Esson, Logan, Ross, Stirling. Aberdeen: Macfarlane; Murray, McNicol; Halkett, Strang, Low; Harvey, Robertson, Ruddiman, McAulay, Edgar. Referee - Mr. Gartshore, Kirkintilloch.
Aberdeen kicked off, and Arthurlie after some hard work scored through Ross, Macfarlane having no chance. Encouraged by the Sonoma successe, Arthurlie still bombarded Aberdeen's goal, and if Macfarlane had not been in such fine form, Aberdeen would've had a larger score against them. At this period a breakaway by Ruddiman resulted in a free cake, and afforded a good chance, but the danger was cleared. Play up to the interval was keenly contested.
One crossing over Aberdeen were first to attack, but Menzies cleared. An accident to Esson goes to stoppage of the game for a few minutes. Arthurlie were awarded a corner and a free kick which came to nothing. Another corner was well taken by Esson, and resulted in Ross scoring. Menzies had a splendid run, but was brought down by McNicol just outside the penalty line. Crawford, however, kicked past. Aberdeen could simply make no headway, and Arthurlie continued to have matters pretty much their own way. Time and again Macfarlane was tested without mercy, but his saving powers stood to him well, and Arthurlie were denied an opening. Close on the finish Aberdeen made a strenuous effort, but met with no reward.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 13th March 1905