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Scottish Cup Second Round 
27/01/1900
 
Kilmarnock 10 - 0 Orion
Kick Off:    Maitland, Terras, Howie, Maitland, Maitland, Maitland, ?, ?, ?, ?        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
PRESS COMMENTS ON THE CUP-TIE.
On Rugby Park. Teams: Kilmarnock: Craig; Busby, Brown; Terras, Anderson, Johnstone; Muir Maitland, Campbell, Howie, Morton. Orion: Ritchie; Livingstone, Ross; Currie, Craigmyle, Craig; McIntosh, Grant, Barron, Hogg, Massie. Within ten minutes from the start Kilmarnock scored a couple of goals through Maitland and Terras. Still keeping the upper hand of a game in which some really good football was displayed, Howie and Maitland increased the score to four before the interval. Half-time: Killie 4, Orion 0.

The Kilmarnock commenced the second half, scoring a fifth goal through Maitland, and shortly afterwards the same player again beat Ritchie. The Orion now showed up somewhat better than they had previously done, and Craig was called on several times to dispose of some good tries. Final result: Kilmarnock 10, Orion nil.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 29th January 1900

 
The game at Rugby Park was one of the most extraordinary ever witnessed, and had the county champions been at all anxious to amass a heavy score the rout of the Orion would have been even more severe. Throughout the second half the home players literally walked the field, and occasionally passed the ball to their opponents in order to give them a friendly kick at it. The northern team did not play to home form, and seemed jaded by their travelling. - Daily Record.
Hearts were sad in Aberdeen on Saturday. It was, of course, never for a moment thought that Orion would be in at the death, but 10 goals to nil was never dreamed of. It is a tall score, truly, but Orion need in no way be disheartened. Killie is a long journey from the Granite City, while, in addition, the Kilmarnock are just about as level a balanced lot as appears in the Scottish League. - Dundee Courier.
Kilmarnock won the toss and played towards the pavilion end. After Orion had had a look in, Kilmarnock settled down and kept the visitors in their own quarters. The home team scored 4 goals by half-time. The second half opened by Kilmarnock scoring a fifth, followed by a sixth goal. The Orion now showed up somewhat better than they had previously done, and Craig was called on several times to dispose of some good tries....The Killie players now seemed to treat their opponents with consideration and did not exert themselves towards increasing their score. - Glasgow Times.
Under the heading "Something like a Cricket Match," the Dundee Telegraph says that the long journey had something to do with the result. They are charitable enough to mention that last year the match was very much closer, but finish up with the remark that the match was played at Cattofield, which possibly makes all the difference.

Source: Bon-Accord, 1st February 1900

Kilmarnock Teamsheet:  Craig; Busby, Brown; Terras, Anderson, Johnstone; Muir Maitland, Campbell, Howie, Morton

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Orion Teamsheet:  Ritchie; Livingstone, Ross; Currie, Craigmyle, Craig; McIntosh, Grant, Barron, Hogg, Massie

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