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match report 1890-91 fixture list
Orion 3 - 2 Brechin City
Kick Off:  4:00 PM   Whitehead, McBain, from scrimmage       Anderson, Gordon (o.g.)  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Central Park, Aberdeen
This match took place at Central Park, Kittybrewster. Orion forced the play at the opening, and gave the back division of Brechin a hot time of it. The custodian and backs did some capital saving work, and several times when Orion were within an ace of scoring the ball was cleverly returned by Hendry. Brechin had one or two rushes down the field shortly after the start, but became demoralised when victory was within their grasp. About twenty minutes after the start they got a throw-in well down on goal, and Anderson the centre, cleverly sent it through. A minute later another goal fell to the strangers, this time Gordon of Orion sending it through by mistake. Orion transferred play to the other end of the field, and Hendry had to use his fists repeatedly. Out of a scrimmage, Whitehead secured the leather at goal mouth, and sent it through amid the cheers of the supporters of the stripes. Little of interest followed till the close of the first half, and the teams crossed with the scores standing: Brechin, 2; Orion, 1.
Play was confined to the territory of Brechin, for a considerable time after the opening of the second period, and the Brechin custodian won golden opinions for himself by his brilliant defence. After an interval of midfield play, Orion got off with the ball, and McBain equalised with a neat shot. Play now became fast and exciting, and Orion were again successful in securing a goal from a scrimmage just before the close. The result was thus: Orion, 3; Brechin, 2.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 15th September 1890

Orion Teamsheet:  Dinnie; Edwards, Foote; Ewen, Mackay, Gordon; McBain, Leggat, Baird, Jopp, Whitehead


Brechin City Teamsheet:  Hendry; Cobb, Johnston; O'Brien, Whitelaw, Ferrier; Dorward, Johnston, Anderson, Morton, Gray,



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