Aberdeen A and Buckie Thistle met at Pittodrie, Aberdeen, on Saturday afternoon in a Highland League match. Soldier Nichol, who once played for Aberdeen, was included in the Buckie team. Muir, a former Pittodrie favourite who has been out of the game for several seasons, turned out as inside right for Aberdeen A.
Aberdeen had the best of the first half exchange's, and at half-time led by three goals to one. They opened strongly, but weakness in front of goal was responsible for many openings not being put to proper advantage. Nichol played well for the visitors, and when he got off he required some stopping. Aberdeen gradually overcame the opposing defence, and McLeod, accepting a pass from Smith, scored. Buckie, however, were by no means this heart and by this reverse, for a few minutes later Nichol got off and scored one of his characteristic goals. Aberdeen then added other two goals, you're doing and needful on both occasions. He headed in the first one from a cross by Scorgie. His other one was also a header as the result of a well-placed corner kick.
The second half was more evenly contested, and there was no further addition to the score. Both goals had narrow escapes. Nichol was not so much in the picture this half. Near seemed to feel the effects of his old injury to his leg, and was lame during the greater part of the second period. He played a quiet effective game, but did not take too many risks.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 22ns September 1913