Hearts of Midlothian had unfortunately to turn out to Pittodrie without Gracie, their great centre, and Wilson, their equally fine outside left. The former's thrustfullness was perhaps missed, but Brydon deputised effectively for the winger. Hearts played fine football all through. Their defence was sound, and Crossan, at right back, is as good a defender as has been seen in the north this season. Hearts and forwards combined nicely until the closing quarter of an hour, when the mid division began to show signs of fag under the strain of the repeated Aberdeen rushes. Greig made the home crowd shiver once are twice, and the home goal ran its narrowest squeak in the first half, when he fumbled close to the upright.
In the second. Peter Nellies had a great shot from a free-kick. Low and Brydon were prominent with beautiful crosses all through, but, like the home forwards, he got little time to finish. Move there was no comparison between the football played by the respective forward lines, but Aberdeen, if lacking the combination and neat foot work of their opponents, were just as often dangerous with their spasmodic swoops towards Boyd. Colman was a tower of strength, and Crossan and he can be put down as the best men of the 22. Wyllie put in a hard afternoon's work on one side, and, so did Nellies and Scott on the other. Hearts' best forwards were Low, Graham, and Wattie. Aberdeen's five were moderate, with W. Wylie about the best. It was a clean, hard game, and on the run of it, thanks to their backs and halves, who played the part of spoilers to perfection, Aberdeen were worth a point.
Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 5th April 1915