The brothers Walter Jackson, and Alec Jackson, ex-Dumbarton, who only returned from America on Monday, made their debut for the Aberdeen club last night at Pittodrie, and played a prominent part in their side's victory over Elgin City by 2 goals to 1. In anticipation of their appearance there were over 6000 spectators, and that, too, on a rainy evening.
Aberdeen deserved their victory, but it was not easily gained. Walter Jackson, at centre-forward, opened the scoring for Aberdeen midway through the first half, and C. Jamieson equalised for Elgin City after Esslemont had hit the upright, the teams being level at the interval. Both goals were often in danger in the second half but the only count came 20 minutes from the end, when Walter Jackson shot a beautiful goal after forcing work by his brother on the right. Elgin, though beaten, put up a splendid fight, and on last night's form are not likely to lose many points in the Aberdeenshire and District League, under the auspices of which last night's game was played. Raitt was safe in goal, and at back Mackay and Cruickshank, although often hard pressed, defended well. Asher was the best of the half-backs, and, in a nippy front line, Esslemont, C. Jamieson, and McKenzie were outstanding.
On the Aberdeen side Cunningham acquitted himself well in goal, and at back Bruce was better than Thomson. Edward was the best of the middle division, his constructive play in the first half being exceptionally good.
Forward the brothers Jackson created a favourable impression. Walter, in the centre, showed fine dash and ball-control, and his two goals were splendidly taken. He also showed he can shoot, and revealed ability to head the ball. Altogether he played a very judicious game, Alec Jackson, on the right, was seen to most advantage in the first half, when he revealed a fine burst of speed and beat his man very cleverly. He also crossed accurately. In the second half he did not impress so much, but was not then so well plied with the ball. Considering the lads have been accustomed to different underfoot conditions in America, and that they had not completely recovered from a rough passage on the voyage home, theirs was a creditable debut, and augurs well for their success at Pittodrie. Paton was as elusive ever at inside-right, but the left wing of Grant and Main was not a big success, due largely to the latter being obviously out of his best position, which appears to be on the right wing.
Source: Press & Journal, 18th August 1924