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match report 1901-02 fixture list
Northern League 
17/08/1901
 
Orion 1 - 1 Raith Rovers
Kick Off:    Grant       Eckford  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Cattofield, Aberdeen
Raith Rovers travelled to Aberdeen on Saturday and engaged in a Northern League fixture with Orion at Cattofield. The teams lined up as follows:- Rath Rovers: Oswald; Bonthron, McFarlane; Moodie, Laing, Grierson; Eckford, Devine, Weir, Anderson, Manning. Orion: Ritchie; Thomson, Ross; Currie, Campbell, S. Grant; Willox, Prophett, Lindsay, Esplin, Shiach. Referee, Mr. Hood, St Johnstone.

The first part of the game was hotly contested, both sides playing with great determination. The first goal was obtained by Eckford of the Rovers, who shot straight past Ross, and Ritchie never got near the ball.

With the wind in their favour the Orion pressed hard in the second half, and they were noy long in equalising.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 17th August 1901

Orion Teamsheet:  Ritchie; Thomson, Ross; Currie, Campbell, S. Grant; Willox, Prophett, Lindsay, Esplin, Shiach

Bookings:

Raith Rovers Teamsheet:  Bonthron, McFarlane; Moodie, Laing, Grierson; Eckford, Devine, Weir, Anderson, Manning

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Hood, St Johnstone

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