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Orion 9 - 1 Thistle, Aberdeen
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Central Park, Aberdeen
The Thistle were the visitors at Central Park last Saturday. They turned up minus their goal-keeper, but one of the 2nd Orion took his place. The ground team were worse off, five of the second eleven having to fill the places of regular players, who failed to turn up owing to the wretched afternoon. The play at the start was pretty good on both sides. but latterly the Orion walked round their opponents, and were leading by 9 goals to 1 when play was stopped owing to the rain, with the second period only a quarter of an hour old. To particularise as to who were the best players in the Orion side is unnecessary, for they all played well; but a word of praise is due to Mackay, who played the best half-back game he has ever done. Of the Thistle, Mitchell shone out best.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 17th October 1889

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