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match report 1891-92 fixture list
Scottish Cup Fifth Round 
Mid Annandale 6 - 2 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:          Ramsay 2  
Attendance: 0
At Stirling in wretched weather these teams played their undecided tie. Key, unfortunately, was absent from the Chanonry team, and Ramsay filled the vacant position. Play was in favour of the south team throughout the first half, and four goals were scored, against Aberdeen. It was more by force than good football that the Mid-Annandale gained their points. Aberdeen scored early in the second half, but their opponents added another goal. Ritchie was in poor form, and ought to have saved three points scored against his side. Combined work enabled the north players to notch a second point, and often they were within an ace of further augmenting their total, but the heavy state of the ground caused erratic shooting. Ramsay scored both the Aberdeen goals and gave a good account of himself. A sixth goal fell to the Mid-Annandale before time, and the result was: Mid-Annandale, 6; Aberdeen 2.
It was entirely impossible for the Aberdonians to play their usual game against the style adopted by the south club. Aberdeen have protested in consequence of the state of the ground and the rough play of their opponents.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 7th December 1891

At Stirling. The ground was soft and muddy, and against good play. The game ended in favour of the South by six goals to two.

Source: Scotsman, 7th December 1891

After journeying for the second time, the Whites have had to knuckle under to the more sturdy Dumfriesshire men. The ground may be aptly described as a slough of despond. Aberdeen, were minus Key, but had an efficient substitute in Ramsay, who distinguished himself by scoring the two points for the Whites. Aberdeen protested on rough play.

Source: Northern Figaro, 12th December 1891

These clubs met at Stirling in the Scottish Cup tie. The ground was soft and muddy, and against good play. For the first half the Lockerbie players had the best of it, putting on 4 goals. Latterly the Aberdeen showed excellent form and splendid back play. They were only able to add two goals, however and mid Annandale also put on a couple.

Source: Glasgow Herald, 7th December 1891

Mid Annandale Teamsheet: 


The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Ritchie; Ketchen, Wood; Ross, Reith, Cobban; Taylor, W. S. Brown, Ramsay, Thomson, Whitehead



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