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match report 1890-91 fixture list
Orion 3 - 2 Victoria United
Kick Off:  4:00 PM   Gray (o.g.), ?, ?       ?, Foote (o.g.)  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Central Park, Aberdeen
These teams met at Central Park. The Victoria United was augmented by the presence of Wallace and Stewart, while the Orion had a new man in the person of Wilson, late of the Clyde. Orion won the toss, and secured the advantage of playing with a strong wind. In the first half they had most of the game, but a good quarter of an hour elapsed before they succeeded in lowering their opponent's colours. In a stiff tussle at the Victoria goal the ball was sent to Gray, who, in fisting out, was unfortunate enough to send the leather through his own goal. Almost immediately afterwards the Victoria United equalised, a beautiful run down ending on the ball being literally rushed through. Gray made another mistake, which cost his side a point. Leaving his goal he made to meet the bail, "muffed" the kick, and before he could regain his position the sphere had rolled between the uprights. Second goal for the ground team. Some very fine play ensued on the part of the Victoria United, and the Orion goal was threatened again and again. The pressure at that end of the field lasted for some considerable time, and the plucky efforts of the besiegers gave rise to the greatest excitement on the part of the spectators. McKay ultimately relieved. The Orion got well up, and, securing a throw-in, the ball was sent straight to the Victoria goal. Gray would have scored, but was prevented by Simpson, who stood right in front of him. Just before half-time the Vics, scored, but the point was disallowed by the referee. The Victoria United in the second half had the greater part of the play. They did not score, however. A second goal fell to them through a "fluke," Dinnie kicking the ball clear of his lines against Foote, and the leather rebounding and passing between the posts. The match, which was at times rather rough, ended in the victory of the Orion by 3 goals to 2.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 22nd September 1890

A friendly game between the Orion v Victoria United took place at Central Park on Saturday afternoon in poresence of a large number of spectators. Throughout the game the play was characterised more by its forcibleness than its good quality. The Orion were the first to score, and at half-time they were leading by three goals to one. Finally they won the game by three goals to two.

Source: Northern Figaro, 27th September 1890

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