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match report 1895-96 fixture list
Northern League 
02/05/1896
 
Orion 2 - 5 Lochee United
Kick Off:    Benzie, ?        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Cattofield, Aberdeen
This Northern League fixture was played off at Cattofield on Saturday in excellent weather, before a meagre attendance of spectators. Mr J. Black, Forfar, officiated as referee, and both clubs were well represented. From the start the Lochee showed superior play, their fine combination enabling them to come round the Orion's defence with ease. About five minutes from the start the strangers opened the scoring, and maintaining the lead, registered three points before half-time was called. In the second period the game was more evenly contested, the home team having the advantage of the incline, and almost immediately after the resumption of play the Orion notched their first goal through Benzie. After this, however, the play deteriorated considerably, both teams being apparently fagged out; but just before the whistle blew a spurt was made on either side, and each increased their total by a goal, the match ending: Lochee United, 5 goals; Orion, 2.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 4th May 1896

 
A Northern League fixture was played between the Lochee United and the Orion at Cattofield, Aberdeen. The teams were: Lochee United - Stewart; Morrison, Foote; Reid, Rollo, Haxton; Alexander, Moon, Ramsay, Vigrow, Methven. Orion - McBean; Ross, Mackay; Dawson, Low, Currie; Stopani, Leggatt, Thom, Gloag, Benzie. The Orion lost the toss and kicked off. In the first half the play was mostly in favour of Lochee, who put on four goals against the Orion's nil. shortly after resuming Orion scored, but Lochee followed up by scoring as well. About half a minute from time the Orion put the ball through the posts. When the whistle blew the scores were: Lochee United, 5; Orion, 2. Mr J. Black, Forfar, was referee. The game was rather rough on both sides throughout. The Orion spoiled their chances by erratic shooting.

Source: Dundee Courier, 4th May 1896

Orion Teamsheet:  McBean; Ross, Mackay; Dawson, Low, Currie; Stopani, Leggatt, Thom, Gloag, Benzie

Bookings:

Lochee United Teamsheet:  Stewart; Morrison, Foote; Reid, Rollo, Haxton; Alexander, Moon, Ramsay, Vigrow, Methven

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. J. Black, Forfar

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