Kilmarnock were much superior to Aberdeen in the first half of their match with Aberdeen at Kilmarnock, and scored four times, the marksmen being Armour, Neil, Cully, and Cunningham. The Northerners did better after the interval, and scored twice through McLeod and McLaughlan, the latter?s goal being from a penalty. Neil notched a fifth for the winners. Attendance, 2000.
Source: The Scotsman, 30th September 1914
It is a long time since the Aberdeen defence was pierced five times in one match, but this was their unhappy experience at Kilmarnock on Saturday, when the Pittodrie team was badly beaten to the extent of 5 goals to 2. Aberdeen got a set-back at the very start, when Armour opened the scoring from a pass by Cunningham. With a strong wind in their favour, Kilmarnock continued to have much the best of the argument, but the northerners defence staved off further disaster for a lengthy period, and McLeod twice had good efforts which just failed. With 35 minutes gone, the game underwent a sudden change, and Kilmarnock developed a deadly accuracy in front of goal. After a neat piece of dribbling by Culley, Neil scored a second goal for the home team, and in quick succession before the interval further points were scored by Culley and Cunningham.
Aberdeen played against a forlorn hope from the start of the second half, but they were plucky, and were seen two better advantage than earlier in the game. McLeod scored a good goal after Archibald had struck the crossbar. In the course of a heart attack Aberdeen were awarded a penalty-kick, and McLauchlan score, but Neil added a fifth goal for Kilmarnock, who were worthy winners. The wind was a dominant factor in the game, and, having the advantage of its help in the first half, Kilmarnock were fortunate. They were, however, the better side, and Aberdeen had little to complain of. The attendance numbered 2000.