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match report 1896-97 fixture list
Scottish Cup First Round 
09/01/1897
 
Falkirk 2 - 0 Orion
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Brockville Park, Falkirk
This fixture was played in the grounds of the Falkirk F.C. The teams were: Falkirk - Stirling; Turnbull, Macfarlane; McLachlan, Rae, Buchanan; Glegg, Tennant, Brownlie, Burt, Gillespie. Linesman - D. Walker, Orion - McBean; James Low, Ross; Wight, Gordon, Currie; Duncan, Dawson, John Low, Leggat, Hogg. Linesman - J. Thomson. Referee - Mr Macdonald, Peebles. The pitch was heavy. Punctually to time - 2:30 - both teams appeared. Orion having lost the toss, kicked off defending the west goal, and a penalty kick against Orion was well saved by McBean, who played grandly. Falkirk kept up the pressure, and had slightly the advantage, getting well down through a couple of fouls off Dawson. Relief came to Orion by the ball going over the crossbar. A slight shower of snow at this point interfered with good play, and the ground and ball became much heavier and very greasy. A food run by Falkirk's left wing brought the ball well down, and through a mistake on the part of Orion's backs, McBean was taken unawares, and Falkirk secured their first point - 31 minutes from the start. Some good play was now given by Gordon at centre half. A run by Falkirk's forwards and a foul off Ross made things look dangerous for Orion, but the ball was quickly returned, and the Falkirk goal bad a narrow escape. Half time arrived with the game standing: Falkirk 1, Orion 0.

Falkirk secured their second goal shortly after the restart. At twelve minutes front time a heavy snow shower threatened to stop the game, but on the referee consulting with the teams they declared their willingness to go on till time. The match ended: Falikirk 2, Orion 0.
The game throughout was well contested, and there was a complete absence of roughness.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 11th January 1897

Falkirk Teamsheet:  Stirling; Turnbull, Macfarlane; McLachlan, Rae, Buchanan; Glegg, Tennant, Brownlie, Burt, Gillespie.

Bookings:

Orion Teamsheet:  McBean; James Low, Ross; Wight, Gordon, Currie; Duncan, Dawson, John Low, Leggat, Hogg

Bookings:

Referee: Mr Macdonald, Peebles

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