Source: The Scotsman, 1st September 1913
A PROMISING STARTAberdeen opened in promising style, and when McIntosh just missed scoring from the kick-off local hopes ran high. In the opening 15 minutes the Airdrieonians' defence withstood a severe gruelling, and Brown distinguished himself by several masterly saves, notably from McIntosh and Travers, both of whom had good efforts from close range. Aberdeen attacked desperately hard, and in that period were unlucky not to have scored. Several likely shots were blocked, and twice McIntosh almost scored. Once Airdrieonians' found their footing they sorely troubled the home defence, but the brilliant work of Colman and Hume kept Aberdeen's charge intact. Greig twice saved well from Templeman and Reid, and once in particular he did well to practically lift the ball from Reid's toe when a goal seemed imminent. In the course of a determined attack Templeman fell in the penalty area through being tackled in the rear by Low. There was an immediate claim for a penalty, but after consulting a linesman, the referee decided there was no breach. Just immediately afterwards Reid scored for the Airdrieonians', but was very properly adjudged to have been offside. In the closing minutes of the period Aberdeen attacked strongly, but their movements lacked the decisiveness shone in the opening stages, and there was no scoring at the interval.
A MISSED PENALTYIn the second period Airdrieonians appeared much better suited by the conditions, and were oftener dangerous than were Aberdeen, whose attacks took the form of spasmodic and ill-sustained bursts. Reid, the Airdrie centre, showed very clever footwork, and although he often got the better of the Aberdeen defence, he did not finish so strongly as usual. Twice in the half from almost beneath the crossbar he missed splendid opportunities, once by skying the ball and on the other occasion by shooting wide. In the course of a brilliant individual effort, Reid was fouled by Hume inside the penalty area, and the referee promptly awarded the spot kick. Reid himself took it, and although he drove in a hard, swift, low shot, he failed to send it beyond the reach of Greig, who effected a clever, and for Aberdeen, timely save. The escape had the effect of sparring on Aberdeen, and a determined rally followed. McIntosh had a fairly good effort, but it lacked sting, and was slightly wide. On another occasion Maine and McIntosh were working through when Murray dispossessed the first named in the act of shooting. Aberdeen kept up the attack and Soye spoilt likely chances by miss judging his centres, while Wilson had a hard drive blocked. Near the close Soye was working through, but was filed by McKie just outside the penalty line. Colman took the free-kick, and although the ball was well placed, the Airdrie goal survived an exciting passage. Later McKie completely missed his kick, and McIntosh just failed to take advantage of one of the best chances of the afternoon, and the game resulted in a draw of no goals.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 1st September 1913