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03/08/1895
 
Victoria United 0 - 6 Dundee
Kick Off:  3:30 PM         Keiller, Ford, Keiller, Lonnie, Dundas, Lonnie  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
The Vics Go Under.
The Victoria United opened the season at Torry Grounds on Saturday afternoon with a match with the famous Dundee club. The weather was propitious, and notwithstanding the fact that there was a powerful counter attraction at Cattofield a large crowd of spectators lined the enclosure. Both elevens were well represented. The Victoria United men were: Gillespie; Caie, J. Ririe; Morrice, Gall, Annand, Morrison, Macfarlane, Cadger, Burnett, Ritchie. Dundee were represented as follows: Barrett; Darroch, Burgess; Longair, Hendry, Dundas; Gilligan, Macdonald, Lonnie, Ford, Keiller. Mr J. Phillips was referee.

Mr Henry Ross, the president of the local team, began what proved an excellent game, by setting the ball in motion. Dundee got possession, and sustained for a longer time than the spectators cared for a most vigorous attack on their opponents' goal. Ririe was often called upon to relieve, and right worthily did he perform the task, until, overcoming all obstacles, the Dundee right forward made a splendid sally, which resulted, by a smart transference to Keiller in front of goal, in the lowering of the home colours by a raking triangular shot from the player named. Nettled at this reverse, the Victoria men made a mighty spurt, with the object of equalising. Ford, by a grand shot from the left, registered the second point for his side. Subsequently Keiller registered a third point, and at half-time the strangers led by 3 to 0.

In the second half Keiller, who was manifestly offside, scored a goal, which was properly disallowed, but Lonnie, with a better regard for the rules of the game, shortly afterwards secured the fourth goal for Dundee, A fifth and a sixth goal were ultimately registered by Dundas and Lonnie, and the game ended: Dundee 6, Victoria United 0.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 5th August 1895

 
With only a remnant of their last year's forces, the Victoria United, though they played with their accustomed pluck, were in no way qualified to cope with the first Leaguers from Dundee, and were defeated by 6 goals to nil, Henry, late of the Sheffield United, playing a great game at centre half for the Juteopolitans. None of the others could be said to have been brilliant, but there is little doubt but when they have got into proper shape, they will make a good show In the major competition. The blues include quite an array of young and native talent, but they will require to come on greatly ere they can hope to achieve the deeds of the Charity Cup winners.

Source: Bon-Accord, 8th August 1895

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Gillespie; Caie, J. Ririe; Morrice, Gall, Annand, Morrison, Macfarlane, Cadger, Burnett, Ritchie

Bookings:

Dundee Teamsheet:  Barrett; Darroch, Burgess; Longair, Hendry, Dundas; Gilligan, Macdonald, Lonnie, Ford, Keiller

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Referee: Mr. J. Phillips

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