These teams met at Edinburgh yesterday in a Scottish League fixture. Aberdeen kicked off, and forcing play on the right gain favorable position, and Allen had to save from Halkett. The Hearts returned the attack, and Stirling made play on the right, the attack resting for a time in front of Macfarlane. C. Thompson ran in and shot, the goal having a narrow escape, the ball glancing off the corner of the upright. The visitors were playing a sound forward game, and henderson's soon work his way into prominence for his spoiling of Macdonald and Robertson. Hearts again attacked, and the referee roused the ire of the home supporters by giving Wombwell offside, but immediately afterwards Gault up kicked wildly past his own goal. From the resultant corner kick the Northerners effected a clearance. At the other end Allan had a narrow escape. He saved cleverly from Wilson, but failing to hold the ball properly he managed to lunge forwards and get it clear with his foot just as Robertson closed in upon him. Fast play followed, and Pearson forced a corner off Gault after a good run. In the succeeding scrimmage Boyle almost headed through his own goal. Continuing to have the better of the exchanges the Maroons again gained a lodgment in the visitors end, where Thompson was fouled. The Heart's captain from the kick placed the ball nicely to Wombwell, and from the winger's pass Henderson scored his first goal for Tynecastle. Lennie and O'Hagan, who were combining well, carried play to wards Allan again, and Reid did not figure too well against the pair. Hearts shaped more dangerously in the goal vicinity, and Stirling and Axford had both tries for Macfarlane, which, however, failed to find their billet. Before the interval the home lot had a free kick, but Thompson's idea miscarried on this occasion, and half-time arrived without further addition to the score.
The resumption was brightened by several strong bursts by Charlie Thompson. By collision with Douglas, Boyle was hurt, but attention on the field allowed the game to precede after a brief stoppage. Some commotion was caused by the upsetting of Douglas Womwell away on the run, and the referee's decision in giving a throw-up was not that punishment for the offense in the view of the crowd.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 16th April 1907