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match report 1901-02 fixture list
Rhodesia Cup 
08/02/1902
 
Orion 4 - 1 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Fraser, Wilson, Lawrie, Prophet       Brash  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Cattofield, Aberdeen
In cold but splendid football weather, and before a large turnout of spectators, the Aberdeen and Orion teams met in a Rhodesia Cup tie on Saturday afternoon on Saturday. Teams:- Aberdeen: Bisset; O'Brien, Dakers; Sangster, Thomson, Robertson; H. Livingstone, C. Mackie, Brash, Davidson, W. Livingstone. Orion: Ritchie; Willocks, Brebner; Currie, Campbell, Esplin; Prophet, J. Fraser, Low, Wilson, Lawrie. Mr. J. Nisbet, Cowdenbeath, was referee.

The Orion forwards set off at once down the hill, and as the resultof a fine pass by Lawrie, fraser found the net in the first minute of the game. The Orion again got into close quarters, but Dakers clearred with a long punt. Aberdeen continued to peg away, but the shooting of the forwards was very erratic. Orion were in excellent form, and the game was not very far advanced when Wilson, getting past O'Brien, scored a second goal. The play of the Whites was far below their usual standard, and they were more frequently defending than acting on the aggressive. Again the Orion forwrads broke through the Aberdeen defence,and Lawrie easily scored a third point. Towards the close of the first half, the Pittodrie team wakened up, and Brash, from a pass by Mackie, shot strongly into the net.

On resuming, Aberdeen, having now the hill in their favour, pressed, and forced three corners in quik succession, all of which, however, proved fruitless. The Aberdeen now continued tohave the best of the game, but the shooting of the forwards was dissapointing. Just before the close Prophet secured a fourth goal for Orion.

Source: 10th February 1902

Orion Teamsheet:  Ritchie; Willocks, Brebner; Currie, Campbell, Esplin; Prophet, J. Fraser, Low, Wilson, Lawrie

Bookings:

The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Bisset; O'Brien, Dakers; Sangster, Thomson, Robertson; H. Livingstone, C. Mackie, Brash, Davidson, W. Livingstone

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. J. Nisbet, Cowdenbeath

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