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10/08/1895
 
Victoria United 6 - 2 Kings Park
Kick Off:    McFarlane, Forsyth, Ritchie, McFarlane, Burnett, ?        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
The Vics Improve
These teams met at Victoria Bridge grounds on Saturday in ideal weather. There was a good attendance of spectators, who manifested the liveliest interest in the game. The teams were: King's Park - J. Thompson; W. Thompson, Allan; Johnstone, McQue, Miller; Paton, Mailor, A. McInnes, D. McInnes, Adie. Victoria United - Gillespie; Anderson, Ririe; Morrice, Caie, Annand; Forsyth, McFarlane, Cadger, Burnett, Ritchie.

The strangers got the leather, and made a vigorous attack on the enemy's lines, which was as gallantly repelled. Gillespie especially proved to be a thorn in the side of King's Park. The attack was renewed on two occasions. At length the strangers' efforts were rewarded by a goal, Gillespie being beaten with a swift shot. McFarlane scored first for the United, and shortly afterwards King's Park put on a point. The United repeated the doze through Forsyth and Ritchie. Half-time sounded with the scores at: United 3, King's Park 2.

On play being resumed the United got well down, and McFarlane and Burnett scored other two points with remarkable ease. Shortly before time was called, the United scored their sixth point with a combined rush. Final result: Victoria United 6; King's Park, 2. The referee was Mr John Beaton.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 12th August 1898

 
At Torry the Blues scored an unexpected victory over the tall loons from Stirling, King's Park going under by 6 goals to 2, There was a manifest improvement all round among the Blues, the forwards and full-backs being the best. At half-back there was a manifest weakness, which must be seen to at once, else disaster is sure to follow. Ritchie and his companion were the best In front, and Ririe and Anderson shone behind. Mr Peter Bisset, who has done so much good work for the club, has resigned, which, coming at this time, is very unfortunate for the Vics. However, the Torry folks have their eye on a likely sub.

Source: Bon-Accord, 15th August 1895

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Gillespie; Anderson, Ririe; Morrice, Caie, Annand; Forsyth, McFarlane, Cadger, Burnett, Ritchie

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Kings Park Teamsheet:  J. Thompson; W. Thompson, Allan; Johnstone, McQue, Miller; Paton, Mailor, A. McInnes, D. McInnes, Adie

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