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match report 1896-97 fixture list
Scottish Qualifying Cup Sixth Round 
Orion 5 - 1 Bathgate
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Cattofield, Aberdeen
This match was played at Cattofield, Aberdeen, and by brilliant football the Orion defeated their opponents by five goals to one, and passed into the seventh round of the qualifying cup ties. The Orion have done splendidly in these ties, having established a record for Aberdeen clubs. Saturday's game was fall of interest - remarkable dash being infused into the play by both teams. In the first period, the struggle was extremely keen, and at half-time there was only one goal of difference between the scores - favourable to the Orion, While the second half was stoutly contested, the ground team established their superiority, and succeeded in scoring no fewer than three times. The victory was well deserved, and the principal contributors to the creditable result were Wight, Currie, Dawson, and Hogg.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 26th October 1896

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Referee: Mr. J. Black, Forfar

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