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match report 1901-02 fixture list
Rhodesia Cup 
Victoria United 2 - 3 Orion
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Central Park, Aberdeen
At Cntral park, Kittybrewster, in dull and cold weather, and before a large turnout of spectators, the Victoria United and Orion teamsmet in a Rhodesia Cup tie. The United immediately pressed, but the Orion defence cleared. The Cattofield team next took up the running, and the United centre half, in attempting to clear, sent the ball over his head into the goalmouth. Murray caught his ball, but as he was about to throw it out, it slipped through his fingers into the net. A breakaway by the Orion forwards resulted in the "Stripes" securing another goal.

Play in the second half was of a quieter nature, both teams pressing alternately. Laurie scored a third for the Orion. The United were awarded a penalty, but Ritchie saved amid great excitement. Towards the close United showed better combination, and in the last few minutes of the game scored two goals in rapid succession.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 24th February 1902

Victoria United Teamsheet:  ?, ?


Orion Teamsheet:  Murray (o.g.), ?, Lawrie



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