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match report 1897-98 fixture list
Friendly 
26/03/1898
 
Victoria United 1 - 2 Raith Rovers
Kick Off:    McPherson        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
Raith Rovers at Torry
Vics tried a few experiments with their team, the most promising stranger being Anderson of Arbroath, who played centre half. The Vics were the first to get within shooting distance, but got beaten hack. Shortly afterwards the visitors' right wing opened the scoring. Before the first half finished they were again successful in sending the ball past Douglas, and the opening period ended Rovers 2, Vics 0. Vics came away strongly at the restart, and during the second 40 had most of the play. McPherson managed to find the net, but the game ended in favour of the Rovers by 2-1.

Short Kicks.

The Vics new men were altogether a success. Perhaps rather many were introduced at one time.
Anderson was not very prominent during the opening half, but came wonderfully in the latter period.
Forfar play Wanderers on Saturday. We are inclined to wish for a tie. The replay would be worth going a long journey to see.
A protest has been lodged by Aberdeen and Orion against Vics for playing a friendly on Saturday.

Source: Bon-Accord, 31st March 1898

 
The Victoria United met Raith Rovers in a friendly match at Torry. There was only a fair sprinkling of spectators. The teams were: Victoria United: Douglas; Kilgour, McNeil; Dundas, Anderson, McKenzie; McPherson, Pattillo, McIlvenny, Henderson, Bruce. Raith Rovers: Cairns; Kay, Flanders; Moodie, Lambert, Robertson; Hunter, G. Ramsay, Walker, A. Ramsay, Eckford. In the first half the Rovers had all the best of the exchanges; and the score at half-time stood: Raith Rovers, 2;Victoria United, 0. In the second half play was more even, but the home team could only score once, and the final result was: Raith Rovers, 2; Victoria United, 1.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 28th March 1898

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Douglas; Kilgour, McNeil; Dundas, Anderson, McKenzie; McPherson, Pattillo, McIlvenny, Henderson, Bruce

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Raith Rovers Teamsheet:  Cairns; Kay, Flanders; Moodie, Lambert, Robertson; Hunter, G. Ramsay, Walker, A. Ramsay, Eckford

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