Source: The Scotsman, 24th November 1913
A GREAT GOALWhen Queen's Park got down 2 minutes after the commencement of the second half and RM Morton score the magnificent goal from 20 yards' range, Aberdeen's star appeared to have set. The success spurred the famous Amateurs' to greater efforts, and but for the solidity of the Aberdeen defence in that critical period, they must have put the issue beyond doubt.
A TIMELY CHANGEWith each passing minute clinching the certainty of defeat, Wyllie, the Aberdeen captain, affected the timely stroke that turned the tide. With an enterprise and foresight of which the Pittodrie directors cannot be credited, he changed the formation of his team. Desperate situations call for desperate remedies, Wyllie himself went centre forward, while Wilson went centre half, Travers going right half-back, and McLeod joining Scorgie on the right wing. In 2 minutes Wyllie's action was justified, and it was a personal triumph that he himself should have obtained the equalising goal, which was the result of thrustful if not brilliant tactics. 7000 spectators, whose despondency had increased with the certainty of defeat, suddenly rouse themselves to the fact that victory might still be for their team. Queen's Park were a side of diehards, and just when Aberdeen appeared to be taking the game in hand the Amateurs rallied. Aberdeen missed Wyllie from the defence, and it looked as if Queen's Park would again get through. For a few minutes there was a terrific struggle, and then Aberdeen, finely led by Wyllie, came to themselves.
LIKE AN AVALANCHELike an avalanche they burst upon the Queen's Park defence. It toiled and sweated, which surely no defence could have sustained unbeaten such an attack. Aberdeen stormed the citadel from every quarter, and finally, with 8 minutes to go, a corner came their way, and benefiting by the change by Wyllie, who put the defence on their guard, McLeod gave Aberdeen the leading and winning goal. Like a pack of wolves let loose and hungering for blood, Aberdeen burst upon the Queen's Park in search of goals. Crowded into that last 8 minutes was a series of thrilling incidents in front of Queen's Park goal as have not been seen for months. As if to atone for weeks of disappointment and failure, Aberdeen let go all their pent-up energy. Prodigies of valour were performed by the Queen's Park defence, and it was a tribute to them, and the specially to their goalkeeper, that the result saw them so narrowly beaten on paper.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 24th November 1913