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match report 1889-90 fixture list
Victoria United 1 - 2 Broughty Ferry
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
A friendly game between teams representing these two clubs took place at the Victoria Bridge Recreation Grounds. In spite of the fact that, it was the only fixture of any consequence in the city, there was a poor turn-out of the public - a fact presumably due in great measure to the absence of Turner, and Leggat, both of whom were at Perth at the inter-County match. Play throughout the game was rather uninteresting, and neither of the elevens can be complemented on the appearance made. For a considerable time no scoring took place. The ball was made to travel pretty continuously from one end to the other, this being accomplished more by hard kicking than by scientific passing or clever dribbling, and it was not till Simpson, in his anxiety to relieve a threatening pressure at the Victoria goalmouth, struck the ball with his hand and thus gave the strangers the advantage of a foul at close quarters, that a point was registered from a lively scrimmage. Once started the Broughty Ferry looked as if they meant to keep scoring. A dandy run up by the forwards ended in the left wing getting hold of the sphere within the Vics' territory, and a long swift shot was sent in, which completely defeated Gray. Second goal for south team. From the kick-off the Vics dribbled down beautifully and essayed to take the goal from the right. The aim was accurate, and the Broughty Ferry goalkeeper had to strike behind to save his citadel. The corner kick landed beautifully, and the Vics had the satisfaction of registering their first point. As it turned out neither team managed to score again. Both did their best, however, and had a little more combination been shown, especially on the part of the home eleven, a better and more satisfactory result would have been secured. During the greater part of the second half the Vics had the best part of the play. Kirkland never played better, and Gray at goal put in a lot of good work. The Broughty Ferry right wing man was the best player on his side. Result of game: Broughty Ferry, 2; Victoria United, 1.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 25th November 1889

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