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24/11/1894
 
Victoria United 8 - 1 Arbroath
Kick Off:    Ririe, Caie, Macfarlane, Caie, Forsyth, ?, ?, Forsyth       Leuchars  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
THIS annual fixture was played on the grounds of the Victoria United before a fairly large number of spectators. The teams were: Victoria United: Sim; Thomson, J. Ririe; Morrice, W. Ririe, Annand; Murison, Macfarlane, Caie, Forsyth, Clark. Arbroath: Strachan; Clark, Penny; Glen, Christie, Buick; Ford, Leuchars, Nicol, Kidd, Hayse. Mr A. Dorian was referee. Arbroath kicked off, and the home team at once assumed the offensive. Coming down with a rush Clark centred, and Ririe sent the ball between the posts five minutes from the start. Arbroath made a gallant effort to equalise, but the back division of the homesters was invulnerable, and by some beautiful dribbling on the part of Murison and Caie the ball was again carried to the strangers' goal. Strachan returned several dangerous shots, but eventually Caie lowered the colours of the Arbroath team a second time. This was repeated very shortly afterwards by Macfarlane. Nowise daunted the Arbroathians now became the attacking party, and for a time the home goal was in extreme danger. The shooting, however, was of the poorest order - Nicol on two occasions having an open goal, and failing to take advantage. The teams crossed over with the Victoria United leading by three to nil.

Play in the second half was of a livelier nature, the Arbroath forwards again and again coming away, but they showed an utter lack of combination, and the home backs had little difficulty in keeping them within bounds. Clark, who was playing a splendid game, with the assistance of Forsyth, again piloted the ball to within a short distance of the strangers' goal, and passing to Caie, the custodian was beaten for the fourth time. Forsyth was responsible for the fifth goal. Arbroath now summoned up their latent energies, and made a determined onslaught upon their opponents' goal. Breaking through the defence, Leuchars rose to the occasion, and sent in a beauty, which Sim failed to stop. This proved to be their last effort, however, and United scored other two goals in rapid succession. Just before the whistle sounded, Caie eluded the vigilance of the Arbroath backs, and, passing to Forsyth, the ball was again lodged in the net. A rather one-sided game thus ended Victoria United, 8 goals; Arbroath, 1.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 26th November 1894

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Sim; Thomson, J. Ririe; Morrice, W. Ririe, Annand; Murison, Macfarlane, Caie, Forsyth, Clark

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Arbroath Teamsheet:  Strachan; Clark, Penny; Glen, Christie, Buick; Ford, Leuchars, Nicol, Kidd, Hayse

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Referee: Mr. A. Dorian

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