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match report 1891-92 fixture list
Victoria United 5 - 1 Coupar Angus
Kick Off:  3:20 PM   Duffus, Turner, Binks, Binks, Sinclair        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
Victoria United again victorious.
These clubs met at the Victoria Bridge Recreation Grounds on Saturday afternoon. The Coupar Angus won the toss, and the United kicked off against a strong wind. The home team at once took the play in hand, and Duffus sent the ball through the uprights from a scrimmage, Play followed for a time in mid-field, and thereafter Coupar rushed off with the sphere, and kept their opponents on the defensive. The strangers were eventually successful, the right back sending the ball through beautifully. From the kick-off Turner got the ball in the centre of the field, and passed both back divisions cleverly and scored - the performance being the best piece of football seen in Aberdeen this season. The first half thus ended: Victoria United 2, Coupar Angus 1.
When the first half opened it looked as if the Coupar were to equalise, but the Aberdeen players soon obtained the mastery, and had the play in hand till the close. Binks headed through a goal from a corner, and quickly followed with another from a pass by Ferries. Continuing to press, the Victorias got another goal before the close, Sinclair sending through the leather neatly.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 12th October 1891

Coupar-Angus, like the others, had to give way to the Victoria Bridge lads, to the tune of 5 goals to 1. All through, the home men played to win, and the strangers were seldom if ever in it. The Vics exhibited grand form and will take a lot of beating this year. Love in goal got very little to do. Thompson at back played his finest game, he is rapidly gaining form, and rendered valuable assistance to his companion, Ririe - who was slightly off colour. Ross played his usual telling game, and Hickie was all over the field and put in a vast amount of work. Stewart seemed listless and did not play his usual; he is better at centre than left half, the centre allowing him more scope for his roving propensities. Turner brought about - through one of Sinclair's passes - the finest bit of work ever seen on a football field, and finished with a goal. To Wee Sinclair too much praise cannot be given, his play was lovely to look at, being effective at the same time; on present form he is the finest feeder Turner ever had. Binks at inside was capital and he is developing more and more weekly. Duffus at inside left played a wonderful game for his second appearance, being very effective and well timed. Ferries played a grand game, his centres being magnificent efforts. All round, the team never was stronger, and the local teams had better look out when they meet the Torry men.

Source: Northern Figaro, 17th October 1891

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