Aberdeen, without Walker, Cail, and Brewster, and with a rearranged side, were well beaten by Airdrieonians at Airdrie, where the 3-0 victory of the home team was quite in accordance with the run of the game. In the opening stages Aberdeen fully held their own, but while the defence was sound, the forwards in their rearranged order failed to knit together. Paterson opened the scoring in the first half, and in the second period and Donaldson scored other two goals for the winners. After the first 15 minutes Aberdeen never looked like winning, and it was only the clever goal keeping of Andersen and the sound defensive play of Wyllie and Hume that prevented a larger score against them. As the game progressed, the Airdrie forwards gave a bewildering display, Reid, Donaldson, and Paterson showing delightful combination, which was the more surprising considering that the side had not previously scored a goal for three weeks. In every department except in goal Airdrie were the better side. Of the Aberdeen forwards Archibald and Soye were the best, and in defence McLauchlan, Wyllie, Hume, and Anderson were most prominent. The attendance at the match was 7000.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 12th October 1914