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Northern League 
Victoria United 4 - 0 Dundee Wanderers
Kick Off:    Ritchie, McHardy, McHardy, R. Ritchie        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
These teams met at Victoria Bridge Grounds, Aberdeen, before a large number of spectators. The United won the toss, and played towards the south goal. From the kick-off the Blues got down, and after a continued pressure a corner resulted, from which they gained a goal, Ritchie scoring. Shortly afterwards another goal came to the home side, McHardy placing the ball in the net from far out the field. Shortly before half-time McHardy again increased the local score by another point. At half-time the game stood: Victoria United 3, Wanderers 0. In the second half the Blues had almost all the play, and scored once more through R. Ritchie. Result: Victoria United 4, Dundee Wanderers 0.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 29th January 1900

After the exhibition which they gave against the Vics on Saturday, one wonders how on earth the Wanderers ever came to occupy top position in the league table. One thing is certain their play has greatly deteriorated, or else the teams which they have defeated in the competition must have shown very poor form indeed. During the whole ninety minutes' play at Torry the Dundonians were very seldom dangerous, and the score of 4-0 fairly indicates the run of the game.
The Wanderers' team would be none the worse of some fresh blond, it being composed of too many "good old has-beens."! The only one worth his salt on Saturday was the goalkeeper, who did some smart saving, and is certainly not to blame for the defeat. The Vics' forwards played a dashing game during the first half, their shooting at times being very deadly. In the second period the game was of a very hum-drum character, and not worth looking at.

Source: Bon-Accord, 1st February 1900

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