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Rhodesia Cup Final 
Orion 2 - 0 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Grant, Thomson       Livingston  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
Last night the final in the Rhodesia Cup competition was played at Aberdeen between Orion and Aberdeen. In the first half play was pretty equal, but Grant for Orion scored, while Mackay for Aberdeen lost a favourable opportunity.

In the second half Aberdeen tried hard to equalise. Livingston missing by inches. Orion next pressed, and had J. Grant shown a little more tact another goal would have been secured. Again Grant let drive, but Bisset brilliantly saved. Thomson, however. added the second goal for his team.

Source: Dundee Courier, 16th May 1900

On Friday night the Orion beat the Aberdeen in the final of the Rhodesia Cup before a fair turnout of spectators. The game was of the usual hotch-potch order, football being a secondary consideration.

Source: Bon-Accord, 17th May 1900

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