Source: The Scotsman, 28th August 1911
A DANGEROUS SIDEThe game was but 2 minutes old when it became evident that the visitors were a dangerous side. Their forwards and half-backs struck their game at once, and often in the opening stages the home defence was bewildered, and had it not been for the brilliance of Colman his side must have been early in the leeway. Half-hearted attempts were made by the locals to get near Brownlie, but these were easily repulsed by the visiting defence, who were ever masters of the situation. Bright play by Prentice on the left, followed by hesitation on the part of the home defence enabled Rankine to score the first goal for the visitors at the end of 15 minutes. After this the Cathkin team looked to increase their lead. The Aberdeen half-backs, the specially the wing men, presented no obstacles to the fast combination game of the Cathkin forwards, and it was due to lack and Stirling work by the rear divisions that further disaster did not be fall the local citadel at that time. Following upon this game and Aberdeen awakening, and several chances, notably two by Soye and Lennie, were missed through over-eagerness. As the interval approached the ball swung near Brownlie school. Several Aberdeen men got their feet opponent, but their efforts to score we're as crude as they were futile, and Third Lanark turned about a goal to the good.
A FURTHER COLLAPSEWill there was a further collapse of the Aberdeen combination in the second half, when, although for the greater part of the time play was confined to the visitors' territory, the home attack made little impression on the opposing defence, which was as masterful as it had been before the interval. A few wretched attempts had long shooting were made, but these were only in accordance with the ineffectiveness of the side in the field. The forwards were eager to score - too eager - and this fact accounted for their letting slip the few chances which a steady and robust defence happened to present. It was in vain that attempts were made to rush the ball and Brownlie through the goal, four on one occasion the keeper was in sore straits, with four opponents on him, when the referee's whistle came to the rescue. When many were looking for the equalising goal that never came, another point fell to the visitors. Smith getting the ball from the right dashed past Wyllie and Colman, and King was beaten for the second time with a characteristically good shot. With 10 minutes to go, Aberdeen made vain attempts to gather themselves together. Main, Wood and McIntosh tried individual efforts, and on one occasion the first-named was true when Brownlie veritably picked the ball from off his toes. You're though they were, the Aberdeen players were as disjointed as ever, and even when they did score 3 minutes from time to Lennie, the point was the result of scrappy work, which did the side little credit. The closing minutes, when a corner fell to Aberdeen, were full of excitement, but the game ended with visitors deserving winners of a game in which generally stamina and robustness played a big part, but all the meted their wars belonged to the visitors and won them the game. Drawings amounted to £200.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 28th August 1911