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Friendly 
23/10/1897
 
Victoria United 6 - 1 Dundee A
Kick Off:    Burnett (pen), McPherson, Henderson, McKenzie, Henderson, Henderson       From Scrimmage  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
Vics in Great Form.
Victoria United encountered Dundee "A" at Torry under friendly auspices. Mr. J. Thomson, Orion, was referee, and the players were: Dundee: Stewart; Petrie, Gilligan; Low, McArthur, Gouick; Henderson, McInroy, McDonald, Ferguson, Henderson. United: W. Allan; McNeil, A. Allan; Stopani, McKenzie, Morrice; Macpherson, Henderson, Burnett. J. Ritchie, R. Ritchie. The Victoria opened well, Burnett securing the first goal from a penalty kick. McPherson added a second, Henderson a third, and McKenzie a fourth goal, and at half-time the game stood 4-0 in favour of the home eleven, The United met with more resistance in the second period, and were only able to register other two points, while the Dundee obtained their only goal as the result of a scrimmage.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 25th October 1897

 
Dundee A brought a good team north to oppose the Vics at Torry. The home team early asserted themselves and Stewart was called upon to save some likely shots. For a foul within the line a penalty was awarded, and Twick Burnett opened the scoring. McPherson had a brilliant run from which he scored the second point. Almost immediately afterwards Henderson defeated Stewart a third time, and McKenzie put on No. 4 before half time. On restarting Dundee had a look in, but bad shooting spoiled their chances. Vics again pressed and Henderson once more scored. From a scrimmage Dundee got their first and only point. The Blues retaliated and some magnificent play by Henderson resulted in the sixth goal. Vics completely outplayed their opponents all through.

Short Kicks.

At Torry one of the features of the game was the grand shooting of McKenzie who played centre half.
McPherson's goal was considered about the best scored at Torry this season.
Henderson gave another magnificent display. He had half the score to his credit.
Dundee, although they included in their team such men as McArthur, McInroy, and others, were completely outplayed.
Twick Burnett simply made rings round M Arthur.
Arbroath, the conquerors of Orion and Aberdeen in successive weeks, are down to appear at Torry on Saturday first. There should be an immense crowd to welcome the Maroon's. If the Vics are in the same form as last week they should have no difficulty in annexing the two points.
The English agent is again on the prowl. Dan McNeill has been approached by Sheffield United. The offer was 4 a week and 10s bonus for every win.
Burton Swifts are after Burnett but as yet nothing definite has been done in either case.
After the match on Saturday Burnett took unto himself a better half. Our congratulations, Twick.

Source: Bon-Accord, 28th October 1897

Victoria United Teamsheet:  W. Allan; McNeil, A. Allan; Stopani, McKenzie, Morrice; Macpherson, Henderson, Burnett. J. Ritchie, R. Ritchie

Bookings:

Dundee A Teamsheet:  Stewart; Petrie, Gilligan; Low, McArthur, Gouick; Henderson, McInroy, McDonald, Ferguson, Henderson

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. J. Thomson, Orion

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