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match report 1901-02 fixture list
Fleming Charity Shield 
04/01/1902
 
Orion 1 - 2 Peterhead
Kick Off:    Willocks (pen)       Imlay, Hall  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Cattofield, Aberdeen
The first round in the competition for Lord Provost Fleming's Charity Shield was played at Central Park, Aberdeen, on Saturday afternoon between Orion and Peterhead in fine weather, but on a soft pitch. The teams were:- Orion: Ritchie; Campbell, Ross; Currie, Willocks, Reid; Low, McLean, Simpson, Brebner, Shiach. Peterhead: Lawson; Allardyce, Reid; Davidson, McLeod, Sutherland; Buchan, Hall, Quick, McLean, Grant. Referee - Mr. Watt, Victoria United.

Orion started the game with the incline in their favour, but with only nine men, the other two coming on the field a few minutes later. Supported by a fairly good half-back line, the forwards were able to press the attack, and some interesting play followed. After a while the play assumed a give-and-take character, although Peterhead were undoubtedly playing the finer game, their good combination coming as a surprise to their opponents and the latters' supporters. Brebner had an open goal before him, but failed to score. Some similar chances were missed by the home forwards. A penalty was given against Peterhead, and Willocks taking the kick beat Lawson, and scored the first goal for Orion.

In the second period Peterhead had the advantage of the incline, and immediately pressed. They had hard luck in not scoring, because a few likely shots were sent in. At length Peterhead succeeded in getting a penalty. Hall took the kick, and missed. Another penalty was given against Peterhead, but Willocks failed to score. Just before the call of time , Imlay equalised, and Hall put on the winning goal.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 6th January 1902

Orion Teamsheet:  Ritchie; Campbell, Ross; Currie, Willocks, Reid; Low, McLean, Simpson, Brebner, Shiach

Bookings:

Peterhead Teamsheet:  Lawson; Allardyce, Reid; Davidson, McLeod, Sutherland; Buchan, Hall, Quick, McLean, Grant

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Watt, Victoria United

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