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Rhodesia Cup 
22/08/1901
 
Orion 2 - 1 Victoria United
    Match finished early and was replayed 11/01/1902
Kick Off:    Lindsay, Low (pen)        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Cattofield, Aberdeen
Last night the Victoria United and Orion teams engaged in the firt Rhodesia Cup tie of the season at Cattofield before a fair turnout of spectators. The weather was all that could be desired, and the pitch in excellent condition. The teams were:- Victoria United: Murray; Thain, Craig; Young, Stronach, A. Murray; Knowles, Duncan, Gauld, Burnett, J. Ritchie. Orion: Ritchie; Willox, Brebner; Currie, Low, Grant; Shiach, Lindsay, Gaiters, Anderson, Prophet.

The Victoria United won the toss, and Orion kicked off down the hill. The Blues pressed at once, but Ritchie relieved with a long kick. Orion then forced a corner, but it proved fruitless. The Stripes kept up the pressure, and at last success attended their efforts, Lindsay finding the net with a hot shot close in. A spell of end-to-end played followed, both goals being visited in rapid succession. At this stage the ball was burst, and a new one had to be brought into use. Ritchie and Knowles tested the Orion custodian with fine long shots, but Ritchie managed to fist out with ease. Anderson had a good opportunity, but shot past an open goal. United were now going well, and only the splendid defence of the OrionPrevented them scoring. Craig fouled Shiach inside the line, an a penalty was awarded the Orion. Low took the kick and easily beat Murray.

On resuming, Orion immediately got down, but Shiach shot wide.
Orion Teamsheet:  Ritchie; Willox, Brebner; Currie, Low, Grant; Shiach, Lindsay, Gaiters, Anderson, Prophet

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Victoria United Teamsheet:  Murray; Thain, Craig; Young, Stronach, A. Murray; Knowles, Duncan, Gauld, Burnett, J. Ritchie

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