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02/01/1902
 
Victoria United 2 - 0 Kilmarnock
Kick Off:    Ferries, ?        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Central Park, Aberdeen
A good crowd winessed the holiday fixture - Victoria United vs Kimarnock - at Central Park yesterday afternoon. The teams were:- Victoria United: Murray; R. Craig, Bremner; Kitson, A. Murray, Ritchie; Buyers, Duncan, Burnett, Ferries, G. Ritchie. Kilmarnock: Young; Muir, Agnew; Macpherson, Anderson, Wyllie; Maitland, Brown, Graham, Findlay, Chapman. Referee - Mr. Peter Simpson, Aberdeen.

The weather was dry, but due to the heavy rain overnight the pitch was very soft. The Victoria opened play, and Kilmarnock had the advantage of a slight breeze. As the players lined up the home team looked much lighter than the visitors. The Victoria, however, proved that they were much swifter, and soon had the play round their opponents' goal. The ball was very soon returned, but Murray, the centre half of the home team, was in his usual steady form, and kept the forwards well supplied. At this early stage of the game play began to get fast, and fouls were numerous. Some very fine passing was shown by both teams, and each side held its own. A nasty drizzling rain commenced to fall, and this added to the discomfort of the players, which was great owing to the muddy pitch. From a throw-in in favour of the Victoria, Duncan passed to Ferries, and this player, being in fine form, was successful in securing a beautiful goal. The early success of the Victoria was greeted with the applause by the spectators had the effect of making the Kilmarnockplay a faster game. Carrying the ball to the homesters' territory, their outside right had a good open goal before him, but slipped in the mud, and the followeres of the Blues again breathed freely. The Kilmarnock representatives still pressed, and were not particular as to their play, but the Victoria were steady. Once or twice the powers of Murray were severely taxed, but he saved beautifully.

On resuming the game the United settled down to work nicely, and the forwards, who had played well throughout, showed some good combination. Repeatedly the local team charged down to the Kilmarnock's goal, and several good attempts to score were made. The game was mostly confined to the Kilmarnock's territory, and the inevitable came. The visitors' goalkeeper was peppered with shots, and the last of three shots in quick succession was too much for him. Though he mad a good endeavour to save, the ball got into the net. In the last stages of the game nothing of importance occurred, and when the whistle blew time, the score was - Victorai United 2, Kilmarnock 0.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 3rd January 1902

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Murray; R. Craig, Bremner; Kitson, A. Murray, Ritchie; Buyers, Duncan, Burnett, Ferries, G. Ritchie

Bookings:

Kilmarnock Teamsheet:  Young; Muir, Agnew; Macpherson, Anderson, Wyllie; Maitland, Brown, Graham, Findlay, Chapman

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Referee: Mr. Peter Simpson, Aberdeen

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