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14/11/1891
 
Johnstone Wanderers 6 - 1 Orion
Kick Off:          Gloag  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Clepington Park, Dundee
At Clepington Park before a fair turnout of spectators. The strangers set the ball rolling, and at once invaded. The home backs, however, saved in fine style, and a few minutes later play was in front of the strangers' goal. A fine run by the Aberdeen centre forward relieved the pressure somewhat, but the advantage was short-lived, and the ground team again assumed the aggressive. Give-and-take play followed, until a good rush by the Wanderers' forwards ended in Taylor scoring a pretty goal. A few minutes later the ground team again returned to the attack, and the strangers' colours were lowered for the second time by Taylor. During the next ten minutes the Wanderers kept their opponents close beset, but wide shooting and injudicious play in front of goal marred their chances of scoring. The Orion then broke away, and put in some fine runs, Gloag sending in some good shots. During the remainder of the first period play was slack, and no further scoring took place, the whistle sounding with the scores: Wanderers 2, Orion 0.
On the resumption of play the Wanderers came away with dash, and Peat sent in a fine shot, which the Aberdeen custodian failed to hold. Orion retaliated, and Gloag, with a fine shot, registered their first goal. The ground team responded, and a long shot by McLaren was passed through by Gray. A lengthened period of slack play ensued, little combination being shown by either side. Peat then had a run nearly the whole length of the field, which ended in Gray sending the leather through. Shortly afterwards the Wanderers again scored. During the remainder of the match play was fast, but no further scoring took place. Result: Wanderers 6, Orion 1.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 16th November 1891

 
At Dundee. We can hardly look on above result as a criterion of the match, the Orion sometimes playing eight and now ten men, just as circumstances permit - Wright was the first to go, shortly after the commencement, with a fractured knee, followed by John Gordon with his collar bone seriously damaged. Millar soon came right. No blame is attached to any one, the state of the ground only being accountable.

Source: Northern Figaro, 21st November 1891

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Orion Teamsheet:  Lumsden; Foot, Miller; Wight, Low, Walker; Gloag, Leggat, Innes, Andrews, Findlay

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