A crowd of about 4000 saw the match at Pittodrie between Aberdeen and Ayr United. The home forward line, rearranged, shaped well to start with, but after Richardson, the United's fine centre, had opened the scoring, they were pretty well held right up to the interval, Dainty's colleagues and the backs playing an effective spoiling game. Ayr's forwards were a lively lot, and with the amount the pressure they applied, the lead of a goal at half-time was quite deserved.
In the second period there was a change. Aberdeen were much more vigorous in attack, and gradually secured the upper hand. Cail got the equalizer with little over quarter of an hour played. It was lucky, but quite due. The centre was snapped up a cross from Soye, and his shot glanced off Bell's Legge into the net, Lyall being powerless. The rest of the match was played in a blizzard of snow and sleet, and on a perfect quagmire. Aberdeen, keen on winning, revelled in the deplorable conditions, and the visitors were very fortunate to keep their charge intact. It ran a number of extremely narrow escapes. Aberdeen's new arrangement forward work well. Richardson, Gray, Dainty, and McStey were best for Ayr.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 11th January 1915