Aberdeen's match with St Mirren at Paisley was played in a blizzard, yet about 4000 saw a hard struggle for supremacy. Each side got two goals, and, all things considered, the result did no injustice to either. The ground and conditions were wretched for football, and the players had difficulty in keeping their feet. For all that, they never spared themselves, and the play was as strenuous as anything could be. Under the circumstances it was not surprising that there should have been misjudgements, yet, bad though the conditions were, this scarcely excused the amount of missing and eccentric shooting on the part of both sets of forwards. St Mirren were much the greater sinners, and therefore the biggest losers, in this respect, and it is safe to say that had their forwards taken their chances the home team must have won by a fair margin of goals. As it was, they were extremely fortunate to get their points in the fashion they did. Aberdeen's two goals had much more merit about them than those which fell to the home team. St Mirren's first goal came from a mistake by Hume, who put through his own goal, and the second was the result of a doubtful penalty-kick given against McConnell.
Aberdeen who had the blizzard behind them in the first half, took a long time to settle down, and, indeed, had it not been for the brilliance of King, St Mirren must have scored first. As it was, they did not, but this was not the fault of Magner, nor of Borden, both of whom had brilliant tries, which the custodian saved. Kyle and Elmore, especially the latter, missed some favourable chances of scoring, and King had also to save from McGregor, who played a rare forcing game for the Saints in the first half. Aberdeen's first goal came after Soye had shot; the ball struck a defender and, going to Mair, that player easily beat O'Hagan. After that, Aberdeen played much better, and while O'Hagan had to clear from Lennie, Mair and Travers, the Pittodrie forwards did not impress at goalmouth.
With the blizzard they had to face in the second half Aberdeen's solitary goal did not look very formidable. The Saints' forwards hammered away at the Aberdeen goal, but they met a resolute defence, while, as in the first half, they finished badly. They got the equaliser when Hume diverted a ball from Kyle into the net. After this, the home team only managed to hold their own, but they took the lead following upon a rush by the right wing. It was alleged that McConnell handled inside the penalty area, and Magner, taking the kick, put them ahead. Aberdeen played up strongly after this, and O'Hagan was kept busy. Ultimately, from a weak clearance by the custodian, Soye got possession, and giving to Travers, that player put the teams level. Aberdeen were the superior side in the closing stages, when they came near to taking the lead, but the game ended with each side claiming two goals.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 13th January 1913