Aberdeen A's record of never having been beaten in a Highland League match went by the board on Saturday, when the 93rd Highlanders visited Pittodrie and won a stirring game by 2 goals to 1.
The visitors thoroughly deserved their win. On play they were the superior side, but the second half was well advanced before they showed what they were capable of. In the first half play was fairly evenly contested, and only brilliant saving by Markey, the Highlanders goalkeeper, prevented Aberdeen crossing over on the lead. The Highland forwards were very clever. They lost several good opportunities, however, by faulty shooting. There was no scoring at the interval.
Aberdeen opened the second half as if they were to carry all before them. The Highland defence, however, managed to hold out for some time, but eventually Aberdeen took the lead through McLeod. This reverse for the visitors made them played much better. Newby, the Highlanders' centre, equalised, and about 12 minutes from the finish the same player gave his side the lead with a smartly taken goal. He cutely outwitted Hannah, and deceived Barclay. Aberdeen tried hard to get on level terms, but without success, thus sustaining their first defeat in the Highland League. The outstanding players for the visitors were the goalkeeper, half-backs, centre-forward, the outside left. Aberdeen had Wassmer, a new player, an outside left on trial, but he did not impress.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 6th October 1913