Third Lanark were visitors at Pittodrie Park. Despite a counter-attraction in an aviation display on the Beach, some 12,000 visitors were present. The teams were evenly matched during the whole of the first half, and the game, if not exactly scientific football, was one of the keenest ever seen at Pittodrie. Every player was in earnest, and though not intentionally rough on the part of individuals, some pretty hard knocks were agoing on both sides, and several players on both sides had to retire for a time. The casualties, however, were not serious from a football point of view. In the second half Aberdeen did most of the pressing, and they had as many as four corners in succession, but the defence of the Third was perfect, and all dangers were averted. There was no scoring on either side, and the result is a fair index on the play.
Source: The Scotsman, 2nd September 1912
A goalless draw was the result of 90 minutes' strenuous football in the Scottish League game between Aberdeen and Third Lanark at Pittodrie on Saturday afternoon. The match was witnessed by about 12,000 spectators, who sought to evenly-matched sides. Play never reached a very high standard, although it did not lack for thrills. Just after the start the home custodian brought off a marvellous saves from Whittle when that player burst clean through. Later Wilson saved a certain goal from the same player, and Hosie drove narrowly past with an unsavable shot. And brown lee's end Milne had several dashing runs, but all the efforts of the home forwards were frustrated by a brilliant defence, and there was no scoring at the interval.
Up in the second half both teams fought desperately for the lead, but the defences again prevailed. For two thirds of the period Aberdeen attacked with great determination, but brilliant call keeping by Brownlie kept goals from accruing. Ten minutes from the close Haggarty handled the ball inside the penalty area. The Aberdeen players appealed for a penalty kick, but the referee, who evidently had not observe the incident, paid no heed to the appeal. In the closing minutes, Gemmell and Wilson had great tries for their respective sides.Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 2nd September 1912
Aberdeen Teamsheet King
Third Lanark Teamsheet
Brownlie; Thomson, Orr; Steel, Hegarty; Mainds; Rankin, Gemmel, Whittle, Hosie, Anderson
Venue: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Referee: Mr. G. H. McKenzie, Glasgow