Queen's Park Strollers journeyed to Aberdeen yesterday, and engaged the Aberdeen A team in a Scottish Reserve League match at Pittodrie. The weather was disagreeable, and drizzling rain falling throughout the whole of the game. The attendance did not exceed 300 at the start. The game was equally contested, and resulted in a draw, no goals having been scored. Mr. Davidson, Arbroath, was referee, and the players lined up in the following order:-
Aberdeen A: Greig; Hannah, Hume; Watson, Macfarlane, Low; Hay, Towns, W. D. Nichol, Edgar, Neilson.
Queen's Park Strollers: W. S. Scott; R. M. Young, J. Baillie; F. E. Forsyth, R. Cameron, J. Lauchlan; T. Anderson, R. Gilmour, W. Strong, A. Gillies, G. Legge.
Aberdeen made the pace at the start, Neilson carrying the ball well down on the left. The centre turned in towards Scott's goal, and the latter cleared with little to spare. The Strollers had a spasmodic rush, but Hume, with a huge punt, allowed Aberdeen to again attack. Neilson had another try from the touch line, Scott again saving his charge. Aberdeen's attack had so far been coming from the left, but Nichol let Hay off on the opposite side. He circumvented Baillie, but Cameron stepped in and stopped the winger in neat fashion. Queen's Park now had a look in, but Hume and Hannah were equal to all calls. They had, however, to remain on the alert until the interval.
Queen's were off in the first minute of the second period, and Hume, who was out of position, had to look lively, for Anderson was shaping towards Greig in threatening fashion. The first team back, however, was equal to the raid, and allowed Neilson to make ground on the left. In conjunction with Edgar, the Ellon youth carried the ball down, and ultimately sent in a good centre, which, however, was not turned to account. At the other side Hay sent in a good shot, which the goalkeeper turned round the post while lying on the ground. Cameron was holding Nichol finely, but nevertheless the soldier made a few good attempts at opening the scoring. Receiving the ball from Legge, Strang made off. His shot was turned aside, and then Hannah misheaded towards his own goal. Greig was quite and prepared for the eventuality, but brought off a brilliant clearance. The Queen's team were good in outplay, but seemed to fight shy of making a close acquaintance with Aberdeen's robust backs. Towards the end of the game Aberdeen made a great rally, but probably never have more miserable attempts at scoring been made at Pittodrie. None of the forwards seemed to have the slightest conception of where the goal lay. This went on until time was called, the result being a draw of no goals.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 18th April 1911