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Montrose 13 - 0 Orion
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Links Park, Montrose
These teams met each other at Links Park. The weather was rather against a big gate, rain having fallen throughout the whole day, increasing in severity just before the match began. Notwithstanding there was a good turn-out, the grand stand also being pretty well patronised. The Orion team was complete, and the following was the composition of the Montrose eleven: Goal, Chapman; backs, Sinclair and McIntosh; half-backs, Clarke, Hampton, and W. Keillor; Forwards, Mitchell and Mackenzie; centre, J. Key; left-wing, Findlay (2nd eleven), and A. Keillor. Graham and Smith were absent - Key and Findlay taking their places.
Montrose won the toss, and played to the east. The wind was light across the park. The ball was soon dancing dangerously near the Aberdeen men's goal, but the defence was admirable, and no danger accrued. It seemed for the first twenty minutes that the game was to be a tough and even on, but no "blood" was drawn, on either side. The neat play of the Aberdeen men characterised as it was by scientific passing and an utter unselfishness worthy of general imitation, was much admired, the goal keeping of Diack being beyond all praise. Having, however, got goal number one, the home team added goal by goal till at half-time the game stood: Montrose, 5; Aberdeen, o. In the second period, the play on the part of the Orion was mostly of a defensive character, and some capital work was put in by the goalkeeper and backs. In spite of this, however, the "gable-endies" continued notching goal after goal, till at the whistle call the game stood: Montrose, 13, Aberdeen, 0. From first to last the game was of the most pleasant description.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 1st April 1889

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