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match report 1887-88 fixture list
Orion 7 - 0 Our Boys, Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Morrison, ?, Mitchell, ?, ?, ?, ?        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Central Park, Aberdeen
These rivals met at the Central Park, Kittybrewster, for the second time this season. Great interest was manifested in the match, as on the last occasion it resulted in a draw - 3 goals each. Both clubs were fully represented. The Orion won the toss, and Mitchell started the ball for Our Boys. The Orion at once began to press the Boys. A corner fell to the ground team, but the Boys managed to clear their lines. By a smart piece of play the Boys ran the ball up to the Orion goal, but Fettes relieved the pressure with a long kick. Shortly afterwards Morrison scored the first goal for the Orion; off-side was claimed, but the referee allowed the point. The Orion still continued to press the Boys, but the backs managed to prevent them from scoring. The Boys now had a. look in, and soon afterwards had a corner, but it was not improved upon. The Orion soon subsequently scored again, and at half-time the game stood: Orion, 2 goals; Our Boys, 0. Immediately on restarting the Orion ran the ball up the field, and Mitchell scored a third goal. The fest of the match was characterised by a succession of raids on the Boys' goal, and before the call of time the ground team added four more. The game resulted: Orion, 7 goals; Our Boys, 0. The Orion played a good passing game throughout, and McKay at half-back showed up well. The Boys' forwards showed a want of their usual dash and combination. Still and Wood at back played a hard game, as did McCann, Hunter, and Morrison at half-back. Roach at goal saved well. It ought to be mentioned that a good deal of rough play was manifested during the match, this being particularly noticeable towards the end of the second half.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 6thFebruary 1888

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