Source: The Scotsman, 1906-01-15
Summing up.Aberdeen threw away their chance of two points most recklessly on Saturday. The onus on this occasion, however, lay not with the attack, but the defence. Boyle's misfooting led to the first goal, which ought not to have been scored, while we have seen "Rab" save many a harder shot than the equaliser in the second half. Unfortunately, he was out of line, but his judgment ought to have been of some service then. The forwards played lovely football. They were well backed up by the halves, who were particularly "nippy" in their clearing. Had the ground been harder, Motherwell would have had a very bad time of it, judging from the way Aberdeen were moving on the patches that were free from the mud and "glaur." Motherwell's left wing were the best. They were supported by three bustling halves and a pair of backs that require some shifting. Montgomery kept a splendid goal and was beaten by unsaveable shots every time.
There was a large crowd at the Motherwell match, but it was extremely partisan.
Aberdeen's first two goals were received in absolute silence, and they were better, efforts than those that equalised.
Motherwell are still due a visit; to Pittodrie, when Aberdeen should secure the points.
The players were-highly satisfied with the railway arrangements on Saturday, as they were landed home a little after ten o'clock. They do detest arriving in town on Sunday-mornings.
Kyle got a month's suspension for his assault on Johnnie Edgar. Thought he would have received a longer term. As we hinted a fortnight ago, Charles Mackie, of West Ham, has been signed on for Aberdeen. He will be played against Queen's Park this week. Mackie will have to play if he means to keep Henry Low out of the front line. A place will have to be found for Wilfred Low. His play on Saturday was a perfect treat. The Unionist Candidate, the Hon, Hugh Elliot, set the hall a-rolling on Fir Park. This sort of thing is a trifle overdone. If Mr. Elliot has no better luck than Mr. Balfour at Manchester, then he had better not hurt his toe by any similar exhibitions. Special training was begun this week, for the cup ties. It would be disastrous if Aberdeen goes out in the first round. The A's form in the front line against the Wanderers was simply "rotten." If Harvey was unable to play, why not have put Smith on the right, and Jaffray on the left? This would have done the trick. The forward play of the A's was so outrageously bad last week that if there is no improvement to-morrow there will be changes. Huntly qualified for the final of the Aberdeenshire cup on Saturday by defeating Macduff (Fife). They will now meet Peterhead. Frank Barret is rapidly recovering, and may be able to play, against St. Johnstone tomorrow. Harvey is also convalescent. Charlie Mackie will make his appearance against the Queen's Park to-morrow, having signed on for Aberdeen last week. His papers were not forward in time to play last Saturday, but he has, been training hard all this week. Even on his Northern League form Mackie ought to be an improvement in the position of centre, to any that Aberdeen have tried this season.
Source: Bon-Accord, 19th January 1906
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 15th January 1906