The last game in which the Aberdeen Club will be interested for the season was played at Pittodrie yesterday, when the ground team opposed Aberdeen University in the final of the Fleming Charity Shield, and snatched victory by three corners. There was a poor holiday crowd present, accounted for by the inclemency of the weather.
The students were the aggressors at the start, and Hannah had to clear from Mackenzie. Subsequently Aberdeen improved, and Main was neatly dispossessed by Bert Murray. Soye was in the eye with some pretty dribbling on the right, but the 'Varsity defence was sound. After this from a cross from the left, the Aberdeen goal had a narrow escape. The 'Varsity started the count by obtaining two corners in quick succession. The students refused to be shaken off, and they obtained another flag kick. They got the ball in the net, but as nobody had touched it en route from the corner, the goal was not allowed.
The Aberdeen attack could make no impression on the King's College defence, and the students fast and tricky on the ball kept up the pressure, and another corner fell to their lot. There continued to be one side in the game, and had the 'Varsity forwards been more particular at close quarters they might have led by more than corners. They were soon to make amends, however, and McRae with a grand shot gave Hannah no chance. Aberdeen wakened up after this, and Edgar had a good effort, which just missed. Edgar, Wood, amd Main all brought corners for Aberdeen, who had the better of the exchanges up to the interval.
Aberdeen were more in the game in thesecond half, and although they forced four corners in quick succession, they could not score, although the 'Varsity goal had several narrow escapes. At last the severe pressure told, and Main, after a run smartly backheaded the ball into the net, and later Wood walked through a second goal from what appeared to be an offside position. Almost immediately, from Soye's cross, Main put Aberdeen further on the lead.
Before the close the 'Varsity right winger scored a grand goal after running through the defence. Final result:- Aberdeen 3 goals, 8 corners; University 3 goals, 5 corners. At the close, Mr. D. B. Lothian presented the shield to the Aberdeen Club.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 7th May 1912