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Northern League 
31/10/1896
 
Victoria United 1 - 1 Dundee Wanderers
Kick Off:    Thornton       From Scrimmage  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
A Northern League match between these teams was played at Victoria Bridge Grounds before a large turnout of spectators. The Wanderers started well, and within five minutes opened the scoring. The United afterwards tried hard to equalise, but half-time arrived without any change is the score. In the second period she United again assumed the aggressive, and for fully forty minutes kept up a hot siege at the Wanderers' goal. Time after time they were on the point of scoring, but it was not until five minutes from the close that they succeeded in equalising. Although continuing their superior play, the ground team failed to obtain the winning point, and the game ended Victoria United 1; Dundee Wanderers 1.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 2nd November 1896

 
Played at Victoria Bridge Grounds on Saturday before a good-sized crowd. The teams were: Wanderers - Stewart; Allan, Watson; Ireland, McNaughton, McColl; Graham, Betsworth, McHardy, Williamson, Ford. United - Gillespie; McConnachie, Grant; Morrice, Davidson, Annand; Stopani, Toman, Caie, Thornton, Ritchie. The referee was Mr Scott (Lochee). The Wanderers kicked off, and were at once down in the homesters' goal-mouth, the custodian being compelled to save time after time. From a scrimmage, however, the Wanderers put on the first point. "Vics" kept pressing, and had hard lines in not scoring. At half-time the scores stood: Wanderers, 1; "Vics" 0. On resuming the home team at once assumed the aggressive, and kept pressing till nearly time, but all the shots were futile. Shortly before time Thornton equalised with a grand shot. The game thus ended in a draw: Dundee Wanderers, 1; Victoria United, 1.

Source: Dundee Courier, 2nd November 1896

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Gillespie; McConnachie, Grant; Morrice, Davidson, Annand; Stopani, Toman, Caie, Thornton, Ritchie

Bookings:

Dundee Wanderers Teamsheet:  Stewart; Allan, Watson; Ireland, McNaughton, McColl; Graham, Betsworth, McHardy, Williamson, Ford

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Scott, Lochee

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