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Aberdeenshire Cup First Round 
Victoria United 21 - 0 Our Boys, Turriff
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
A Walk Over and a Record.
These teams met at Victoria Bridge Grounds in the same round of these ties. The game cannot be possibly characterised other than as a fiasco. The Turriff cut a sorry figure, their exhibition being of a most juvenile character, In the first half the United compiled a score of ten, which, contrasting the play of both elevens, was very moderate. Other eleven goals were scored in quick succession in the second period, and a decidedly one-sided game ended: Victoria United 21, Our Boys 0.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 21st October 1895

Victoria Bridge grounds was the scene of a wild burlesque on Saturday when Turriff Our Boys had the temerity to tackle the Vics in a'Shire Cup tie. It would be utter waste of space to enter into a resume of the game, so awfully one-aided was the play right through the piece. Suffice it to say, the Blues romped about at will, and scored just when they pleased, the words written "upon the wall" at the finish denoting the terribly weak character of the forces ranged against them. Twenty-one goals to nil was the " writing," and while I felt sorry for the Porkopolitans, I was doubly sympathetic with the referee, who worked himself into a fever between chasing the players, blowing his whistle, and writing the sad story of disaster, and I would seriously advise this gentleman to take a few lessons in shorthand in view of another 100-words-a-minute match. The Boys are very green in the scientific points of the play, but what they lacked in this was fully made up in the Majilton-like figures some of them cut, and, if they didn't rouse any enthusiasm by their attacks on the home citadel, they at least provided a fund of amusement by the energetic way they tackled terra firma and turned the cat Seriously, the Turriff lads were fearfully out-classed. All the same, I admire their courage in tackling the Blues, and trust this heavy reverse may have the effect of spurring them on to practice. Practice makes perfect, and perhaps my Turriff friends will forgive me when I tell them they need it badly. In congratulating the Blues upon making a record in goal scoring, I can't help remarking, in the words of one of their supporters - "How could they help it?"

Source: Bon-Accord, 24th October 1895

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