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Northern League 
31/10/1896
 
Orion 4 - 0 Arbroath
Kick Off:    James Low, Dawson, Hogg, Hogg        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Cattofield, Aberdeen
Under League auspices these teams met at Cattofield, Aberdeen, and the match, which was considerably in favour of the ground team, ended: Orion, 4: Arbroath, 0.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 2nd November 1896

 
A Northern League fixture was played between the above teams at Cattofield, Aberdeen, on Saturday. The teams were: Arbroath - McWattie; Carrie, Clark; Mathers, Stewart, Ford; Black, Leuchars, Clark, Hutton, Guthrie. Orion - McBean; Ross, Gordon; Currie, John Low, James Low; Hogg, Dawson, Thom, Leggatt, McFarlane. The referee was Mr McIntosh, Montrose. Arbroath at once pressed, and made the Orion goalkeeper save several shots. A rush down the field landed in Thom putting the ball into the net, but this was not allowed on account of Dawson handling the ball in goal. Shortly afterwards, however, James Low scored the home team's first point. This was followed by Dawson heading the ball through from a scrimmage. At half-time the score stood: Orion, 2; Arbroath, 0. On resuming the Orion had a couple of goals placed to their credit by Hogg. Orion had most of the play in the second half. The game resulted: Orion, 4; Arbroath, 0.

Source: Dundee Courier, 2nd November 1896

Orion Teamsheet:  McBean; Ross, Gordon; Currie, John Low, James Low; Hogg, Dawson, Thom, Leggatt, McFarlane

Bookings:

Arbroath Teamsheet:  McWattie; Carrie, Clark; Mathers, Stewart, Ford; Black, Leuchars, Clark, Hutton, Guthrie

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. McIntosh, Montrose

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