Five thousand spectators witnessed this match, which took place at Hamilton. The first half was very tame, yet the Academicals scored three goals, Anderson (2) and McNamee being the successful marksmen. There was a decided improvement in play during the second half. Aberdeen remodelled their team in the second half, and Watson had to clear at odd times, yet their forward work was never very convincing. The Academicals ought to have added to their score, McNeil and Bain having Barclay beaten when the goalposts saved the situation. Result:- Hamilton Academicals, 3; Aberdeen, 0.
Source: The Scotsman, 27th October 1913
The Aberdeen team experienced its crowning failure on Saturday, when at Douglas Park, Hamilton Academicals defeated them by the decisive score of 3-0. The result only represented the run of the play and the class of football shown was as wretched as could be associated with first division football. The teams had previously been to bottom of markers in the league, but the result now sends Aberdeen there alone - a position they have never before occupied in the history of the club. On Saturday the big changes were made in both teams with a view to bettering the position of the clubs, but it cannot be said that the form showed suggested any improvement in this direction. Aberdeen's form was if anything worse than ever before. The players worked badly together, and combination was a lost art.
All the scoring record in the first half. Aberdeen shaped well enough for a time, and H. Murray hit the side net. Anderson opened the scoring from McNeil's cross, and added a second following upon similar leading up work. Near the interval McNamee added a third goal for the home team.
There was no scoring in the second half, in the course of which Aberdeen made some ludicrous changes in the formation of the team. Colman went outside right, Murray to left half, Wilson to centre half, and Wyllie to back. The changes did not make for success, and in the end decisive victory went to a side which was but slightly the superior of two miserable teams.