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Aberdeenshire Cup Fourth Round 
Caledonian, Aberdeen 6 - 8 Orion
Kick Off:  2:30 PM         ?, ?, Jopp, Jopp, McKay, McKay, Jopp, From Scrimmage  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Holburn Cricket Ground, Aberdeen
This tie was played at Holburn, The ground was a little heavy owing to the recent rain. The Orion started for the first few minutes with nine men, but when their team became complete, they at once besieged, and from a free kick scored the first goal within five minutes. Fast play then ensued, and the Stars scored No. 2 by a good pass from Jopp. The ground men now warmed to their work. Clark and Cannon aided by Forsyth eluded Diack, and scored their first point. Not to be denied they kept up the pressure and made the game level. The Orion, who were now realising they had tougher opponents to fight than they at first dreamt of, renewed their attempts at the Caley goal, and Jopp again put his team on the lead. Immediately after the Caley from a scrimmage at goal mouth rushed the goal-keeper and ball through, equalising amid cheering. The Orion again pressed, McKay and Jopp being prominent, and shortly before half-time put on a fourth point.
On ends being changed, the Orion got well down on the home team's goal but were repulsed, and from some good passing the Caley equalised, Forsyth doing the needful. Clark soon after scored the fifth point for the Caley thus putting them one ahead. McKay now had a fine dribble for the Orion and was the means of scoring two goals in succession for his side, Jopp scoring the seventh, and an eighth was added from a scrimmage at goal. The Caley wakened up and scored their sixth point, and kept up a good pressure till the end. The whistle sounding with the score: Orion, 8 goals; Caledonian, 6.
For the Orion, McKay and Jopp were the most prominent, while Mundin, who played centre for the first time, deserved his place. The Caledonian played with great vigour, and showed that they will take prominent part before the season closes. Clark, Cannon, Forsyth, and Banks played a hard game forward, Sutherland playing a safe game at back. The game was very fast. Mr J. Phillips officiated as referee.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 9th December 1889

N.B. There was a successful protest about the match and it was replayed on the 14th December.
This tie was played on the grounds of the former at Holburn before a fair attendance of spectators. The Orion did not start with a full team, being minus Ewen and Fyfe. Ewen came on shortly after, but Fyfe did not put in an appearance, therefore Jarvis stripped and played on the wing. The Orion now having a full eleven soon scored two goals, but shortly the ground team equalised, after which Jopp put his team one ahead, but the ground soon equalised again amid cheering, and before half-time Jopp scored one more for the Orion.

In the beginning of the second half the Orion gave Brown a visit, but the Caley broke away, Forsyth equalising; shortly after the ground team through Clark was put one ahead. McKay now began to score, notching two goals in succession thus putting the Orion one ahead. Jopp scored a seventh point for the Orion, and an eighth went through out of a scrimmage, while Clark scored a sixth for the Caley. The match ended in favour of the Orion by 8 to 6.

It is understood that the Caley have protested on the grounds of darkness.

Source: Northern Figaro, 14th December 1889

Caledonian, Aberdeen Teamsheet:  A. Brown; Aitchison, Sutherland; Thomson, Marshall, Kelly; Banks, Cameron, Forsyth, Clark, Christie


Orion Teamsheet:  Diack; Foote, McBain; Ewan, Mackay, Baird; Fyfe (c), Whitehead, Mundie, Andrews, Jopp


Referee: Mr. J. Phillips

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