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02/11/1889
 
Fair City Athletic 4 - 1 Orion
Kick Off:          ?  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Balhousie, Perth
Played at Ba1housie, Perth, on Saturday. The City started, having the advantage of wind, and sun. The strangers pressed, and Thomson had enough to do to keep them back. After 25 minutes play Henderson at last found an opening and scored. The home team now did the passing. A hand under the Orion's uprights was successfully negotiated, Henderson again lowering the Aberdeen colours by a splendid shot. The Athletics kept popping away at the Orion goal, but failed to score. Half-time: City, 2; Orion, 0.
Orion invaded, and Thomson did some clever saving. From a foul the Aberdeen notched their first point, Athletics replied, Henderson again doing the needful. Athletics more than held their own, even with the wind against them, and several times the Aberdeen goalkeeper saved grandly. City scored again from a throw in. Result: Athletics, 4 ; Orion, 1.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 4th November 1889

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