Played at Arbroath on Saturday. Teams:-
Arbroath: Sutherland; D. Dorward, Ormond; Guild, Taylor, Pearson; Black, G. Dorward, Milne, Shaw, Thomson.
Will Aberdeen A: Greig; Hannah, Harper; Robertson, Watson, Low; Hay, Edwards, Towns, Edgar, D. Neilson.
End-two-end play was the rule. A fine bit of play of the Wasps' left resulted in a corner, and, after some good work round Sutherland's charge, Towns scored somewhat easily. The north men were smart in the open, and repeatedly waded through the home halves, but weak driving kept the goal safe. The Maroons were long and settling down. Thomson misjudged some good crosses, but the greasy ball and soft ground were responsible for many errors. The miskick by he led the outside left away, and it looked as if the equaliser was not far away. Milne secured nicely, and, in his eagerness to score, sent the leather wide. As the result of a prolonged attack, Dorward had a shot on his own, and Greig had to stretch himself a bit in order to effect a clearance. For a time the visitors tried hard to avoid a catastrophe. Greig foozled a soft drive, and Thomson got one of his favourites across the goal. There was a regular mix-up of Granite and Red Lichties, and, after a few minutes hard kicking, short got possession with a chance of a lifetime, but he sent the ball high over the bar. Arbroath were now having a greater say in the game. The Maroons were now visited by a spell of bad luck. Dorward and black had good tries, but the custodian was always on the alert. Guild then drove in a regular duty, which gave Greig a fright.
The game resumed in great style. After Sutherland saw a grounder going past the post, Arbroath got down. Thompson's swung the ball over to the other wing, and Black, keeping up the movement, gave Dorward possession. The inside man slightly over-ran the ball, but Knowles, coming behind, shot low in, and Greig was beaten. The Wasps tried hard to again get on the lead. Towns started a fine run, but T Dorward soon put an end to it with a terrific punt. Shaw got a good hold of the sphere, which just slipped over the cross bar. Aberdeen were now playing to keep up their goal. Amidst great excitement the Maroons swarmed round Greig, and for several seconds the visitors' goal was in great danger. Thompson and Knowles made a desperate attempt to get the ball home, but failed. From a melee, Shaw sent the ball high over the bar. By a mistake on the part of the home backs, Edwards, the Aberdeen inside-right, slipped through, and Sutherland got the ball on the line. He tried to clear when lying at full length, but Edwards closed and netted. After a long spell of pressing by the home forwards, Milne had a good try, which slipped past the wrong side of the upright. In the closing minutes Arbroath were awarded a penalty, from which the equalised.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 16th January 1911