Source: The Scotsman, 1st December 1913
A PECULIAR POINTAberdeen were at the disadvantage in the first half of having to face a strong sun and not inconsiderable breeze, what they started well. The first chance of the game came to Hearts, Dawson receiving a nice pass from Mercer, but before he could shoot Colman had cleared. This was followed by two weak efforts at shooting by the Hearts' Wilson. For a time the Aberdeen defence were hard put to avoid a score against them, and it was really brilliant work by Colman and Greig which prevented it. The goalkeeper saved two terrific shots by Graham and Wattie. Then Aberdeen suddenly loomed into the picture. Wyllie burst ahead with the ball, and when pressed by three opponents, who neatly back-heeled to Green, who had practically an open goal at 6 yards range. Instead of scoring, as everyone expected, however, Green shot high over the bar and a great chance was lost. There was more good work by the Aberdeen defence and some grand saving by Greig, following upon which Aberdeen again took up the running. Walker dribbled cleverly and gave his partner plenty of the ball, but the response was disappointing. Wyllie was well plied with the ball, but he was shadowed by two or three opponents. Allan fisted out a good effort from Macleod. The ball was nicely crossed by Scorgie, and Allan, who was rushed by Wyllie, again cleared. Walker fastened on at 15 yards range and netted with a good shot, but the goal was disallowed under peculiar circumstances. Wyllie failing to restrain himself and his charge, and go on to the back of the net, and was there when walkers shot and it's haven. Under the circumstances the referee disallowed the goal, and his decision was the subject of considerable comment amongst the spectators. Just after this Hearts took the lead. Sinclair worked well down, and, giving to Wattie, that player judiciously placed the ball in the net. Hearts defence dominated the game two wards the interval, which arrived with Aberdeen a goal down.
PLAYERS HURTThe game was but 2 minutes resumed when several of the Aberdeen players were hurt, and at one time Greig, Colman, Hume, and Low were all crippling. Small wonder under the circumstances that hearts took the game in hand. Greig saved cleverly from Sinclair. Walker and Wyllie both had good tries at Allan. Hearts, however, were the superior side, and when Graham scored after Sinclair had crossed Aberdeen were reduced to a state of feebleness. Low and Green changed places, but there was no improvement and the Aberdeen defence was over-worked. Wilson fouled Graham in the penalty area, and Dawson, taking the kick, put Hearts still further ahead. Aberdeen again took up the running, but they could not Pierce the sound defence of the hearts, who obtained a fourth and easy goal through mercer just before the close, and Aberdeen were well beaten, even although they made a better fight than a suggested by the score.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 1st December 1913