Under Northern League auspices, a match was played at Pittodrie between Aberdeen A and Lochgelly. There was a small attendance, owing to the stormy weather. The pitch was rather soft and heavy, and a strong north-westerly gale blew over the field.The teams were:-
Aberdeen A: Barrett; D. McNicol, Brebner; Davidson, Wilfred Low, Robertson; Ward, Hilton, Hamilton, Cruikshank, Henderson.
Lochgelly: Bain; Lawless, Splitt; Ramsey, Strang, A. Devine; McCartney, Devine, McKinley, Gray, Paterson.
To referee - Mr. D. S. Walker, Falkirk.
Lochgelly won the toss, and Aberdeen kicked off against the wind. A surprise was in store for the visitors, as immediately after the start Aberdeen to the game in hand, and despite the strong wind against them, work their way towards the visitors goal, where Henderson drove the ball into the net. With this auspicious start within 5 minutes, Aberdeen took heart and continued to press. As the result of a scrimmage in front of Bain's charge, a corner was awarded Aberdeen, but nothing tangible followed, Henderson shooting behind the posts. Thus relieved, Lochgelly troubled past the centre line, but were soon repulsed, the Aberdeen forwards being in grand form, notwithstanding the odds against them. As the result of a cross from Hamilton, Ward scored a beautiful goal, thus placing Aberdeen two goals ahead. At this stage a heavy shower of snow fell which was accompanied by a strong gale of wind, handicapping the players considerably. Aberdeen A were now are all over their opponents, although the Lochgelly halves and backs stoutly defended their citadel. The outstanding players in the A team were Ward and Wilfred Low, who both played a splendid game. Play was now are mostly confined to midfield' Henderson specially distinguishing himself by his dribbling runs. A corner was awarded Aberdeen, but nothing resulted.
Lochgelly it started the second half briskly, but we're doomed to disappointment, when Aberdeen and rushed up, and, after a heated attack, Hilton again beat Bain. Aberdeen, with four goals to their credit, were playing a splendid game. Hilton worked admirably, and notched another goal. One still another goal was registered, this time by Ward, thus giving Aberdeen as six-goal lead.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 5th February 1906