Source: The Scotsman, 6th November 1911
THE GAMEWinning the toss, Airdrieonians had sun and breeze behind them in the opening half, and we're not slow to take advantage of these assets at the start. Twice in succession Greig was sorely troubled by shots from Templeman and Young, while he followed this up by fisting away from Cole. Well led by Thomson, the Airdrie attack kept Aberdeen defending for a period, and there were several likely shots charged down or blocked. Lennie brought relief, and Ewart effected a great clearance from the wingers cross, while Main and Wood or in close attendance. Would later had a likely chance to open the account, but failed to get his food properly on the ball. Once they got going, the home forwards cut out the work for the Airdrie backs. Bonthron kept a good hold of Lennie, but upon the line forsaking the close in favour of an open game the several times came near to scoring. Soye sent over several pattern centres, and from one of these Main almost scored with his head, Ewart getting the ball away in brilliant style. Playing vigorously and well backed up by the rear divisions, the Aberdeen forwards repeatedly bore down on the Airdrie goal, and only daring rushes out to clear by Ewart averted downfall. Main had a creditable try from long range before he could actually open the score. Ewart rushed out to intercept Lennie, but the forward spooned the ball over the keeper's head in front of goal, and Main breasted it through. There was no further scoring in the period. The visiting defence was in early in trouble in the second half, and only more daring saves by Ewart kept the home side from increasing their lead. Walker missed a likely chance by shooting past, and Wilson and Wyllie had tries which failed to take effect. Following upon minor injuries to other players, Davidson had to be carried off the field consequent upon a leg injury, but he was able to resume after about 10 minutes' absence. While this player was off, Aberdeen augmented their total, Wood capping a brilliant piece of work by giving Ewart no chance to save. After this the Aberdeen left engaged in some gallery work, and if nothing effective accrued, the spectators were supplied with some humour by the antics of Lennie and Wilson. So one-sided was the play that the game in the later stages was somewhat lacking in interest. With their strong lead Aberdeen did not strenuously endeavour to obtain more goals, yet it was practically a foregone conclusion when Wood added another in the last minute.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 6th November 1911