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Northern League 
17/10/1896
 
Dundee Wanderers 3 - 0 Orion
Kick Off:    Ireland, McHardie, McColl        
Attendance: 0
The Orion sustained their first defeat under league auspices at Dundee. The game ended in favour of the Wanderers by 3 goals to 1, and the scoring was all done in the first period. The forward rank of the Orion showed poor form.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 19th October 1896

 
This Northern League fixture was played on Clepington Park on Saturday afternoon. Teams: Orion - McBean; Gordon, Ross; Dawson, Low, Currie; McLennan, McFarlane, Thom, Leggat, Hogg. Wanderers - Stewart; Allan, Watson; Ireland, McNaughton, McColl; Betsworth, Grahame, McHardie, Williamson, Ford. Thom kicked off for the Aberdonians. The Wanderers were the first to press, and in the opening stages of the game Ireland beat McBean, thus scoring the first goal for the Clepington eleven. Two other goals were rattled on by McHardie and McColl. A foul against the Wanderers relieved the visitors. The ground forwards seemed to be bent on goal-scoring and but for the good defence of the Aberdeen backs and goalkeeper the score against the visitors might have been larger. Aided by the incline in the second period, the Orion pressed, and had hard luck in not scoring at least one goal. Up till the close both teams played well, and a good game ended in favour of the Clepingtonians by three goals to 0.

Source: Dundee Courier, 19th October 1896

 
N.B. There is disagreement about the score in this match. Newspapers outwith Aberdeen give the result as 3-0 but the Aberdeen Journal had it as 3-1 (but didn't name a scorer). The tally of League goals over the first 5 matches of the season suggests that the local paper was incorrect.
Dundee Wanderers Teamsheet: 

Unused Subs: Stewart; Allan, Watson; Ireland, McNaughton, McColl; Betsworth, Grahame, McHardie, Williamson, Ford

Bookings:

Orion Teamsheet:  McBean; Gordon, Ross; Dawson, Low, Currie; McLennan, McFarlane, Thom, Leggat, Hogg

Unused Subs: Stewart; Allan, Watson; Ireland, McNaughton, McColl; Betsworth, Grahame, McHardie, Williamson, Ford

Bookings:

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