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match report 1890-91 fixture list
Victoria United 3 - 1 Dunblane
Kick Off:  3:45 PM          
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
Played at Victoria Bridge Ground. The Dunblane had the bad luck to lose the toss, and had consequently to set the ball in motion against the strong wind which prevailed. Getting down almost from the start, the ground men kept the play pretty much in their opponents' territory, and taking full advantage of all the chances which presented themselves, scored three times in the first half, the Dunblane men managing to get between the uprights only once. Then, in the second period, operations were almost wholly confined to the ground of the Victoria United, who, however, saved splendidly, one or two of the forwards going back for this purpose, and effectually preventing the Dunblane from improving their position. The game, fast and pleasant throughout, ended in a win for the Victoria United by 3 goals to 1 goal.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 6th April 1891

The Victoria United had as their visitors the Perthshire champions, Dunblane - owing to their Abercorn fixture having fallen through - and a fast and exciting game ended in a victory for the ground team by three goals to 1. The Dunblane had to contend against a strong wind in the first half and fell back to defend their fortress, the Vics keeping them hard on the defensive, but the latter only managed to score 3 times, the fine defence of the strangers' goal-keeper prevailing. The second half was commenced by the strangers having the wind at their backs, and the excitement was high, the Vics making frequent inroads on the strangers' goal and threatening to score. The Dunblane only managed to score once, the magnificent back and half-back play of the home men preventing further success, and a pleasant game ended in the visitors having to retire defeated by 3 goals to 1. The winners played a surprising and dashing game, as they always do when opposed to a Southern team, and considering that most of the Vics were tripping "the light fantastic" the night previous, the win is all the more creditable.

Source: Northern Figaro, 11th April 1891

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Cannon; Simpson, Ririe; Ross, Stewart, Duffus; Turner, Sinclair, Watson, Wallace, Ferries


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