A Northern League fixture took Aberdeen A to Kirkcaldy on Saturday in quest of League points. The teams were:-
Aberdeen A: Barrett; Willox, Brebner; W. Low, Thompson, Smith; Knowles, Cruikshank, Hamilton (Harp), Caie, Jaffrey.
Kirkcaldy: Dorward; Grant, Dair; Manning, S. Rankine, Moodie; Menzies, Lawson (Dunnikier Athletic), Cockburn, Cowie, "Anderson."
Referee - Mr. Nisbet, Edinburgh.
The Harp man started operations for Aberdeen, and Jaffrey got off with a dash and run up the left, but steady defensive work by Dair and Grant relieved the initial attack, and the United followed with a lively raid, Brebner kicking out to stop the Kirkcaldy the right pair. The United put in a lot of vigorous work subsequently, and Cockburn got nicely away, and passing straight across to the left, Anderson shot straight and true, beating Barrett with a grand shot. Not long after Hamilton got away and beat Grant, and Dorward rushing out of his goal, was completely beaten. Anderson gave Kirkcaldy delete. The Aberdeen Vanguard, when they got on the run, were a dangerous lot, speed and accuracy in passing marking their heavy movement, but they were met by a sound defence. Dair doing some fine saving work. Barrett's goal had some narrow escapes in the closing stages of this half from Cowie, Cockburn, and Anderson. The United had the best of play to the interval.
Aberdeen had the breeze in their favour in the second bout, but Kirkcaldy's left pair got first on the run. Aberdeen, however, soon got on the attack, and a sharp shot from Knowles was caught by Grant just in time. The corner that followed was almost headed in by Jaffrey. Aberdeen were looking like equalizing at this stage, and Dorward twice saved rattling shots and Cruikshank and Jaffray. The united capitalize defence relieved the pressure, and work their way up the field, but without success. The Aberdeen right wing work their way down the field, and Grant was cautioned by the referee for fouling Knowles. Shortly after this incident the Pittodrie right winger worked his way inside, and cleverly got to equaliser. The game now that took a somewhat sensational turn, and a couple of minutes later Low gave his side the lead.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 17th April 1905