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match report 1897-98 fixture list
Victoria United 9 - 3 Cameron Highlanders
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
A Farce at Torry.
The Cameron Highlanders, who were annihilated by the Vics, may be army champions, but their play on Saturday against the Blues did not say much for the quality of military football. Right from the start Vics took the game in hand, and simply played with their opponents. At half time the scores were Vics 5, Camerons 0. McIlvenny changed places with Findlay, and Captain Dan also filled a place in the front line. The homesters continued to play all round the "sodjers," and goals came regularly. In response to cries of "Give them a chance," the Camerons were allowed to get to close quarters, and took advantage of the opportunities offered them by scoring three goals. A game which was at no time interesting ended Vics 9, Camerons 3.

Source: Bon-Accord, 9th April 1898

Short Kicks.

The Camerons didn't take Torry by storm. The Highlanders were never in it from the start.
Goalkeeper Findlay signalised his appearance in the front line by scoring two goals.
McIlvenny, who kept goal, saved a penalty.
Was Mr George Henderson, the referee, taking pity when he disallowed a goal for offside? It couldn't have been ignorance, surely.
Moffat of the Vics has left for Lincoln City. In Anderson the Torry club has secured a gem. Kilgour is improving every game he plays. Allan is scarcely missed.

Source: Bon-Accord, 14th April 1898

Having failed to secure a visit from a southern combination, Victoria United arranged a fixture with a team from A Company of the Cameron Highlanders, at present stationed at Castlehill Barracks.
Although they had the advantage of the ground in the first half, the soldiers were completely out¬played. They failed to score, while the United, by half-time, had five goals to their credit. Play was less unequal in the second period, for, while the United added four goals to their score, the Camerons secured three, and the final result was: Victoria United 9, Cameron Highlanders 3 .

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 11th April 1898

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Findlay; Kilgour, McNeii; Russell, Anderson, Mackenzie; "Black", Henderfson, McIlvaney, Burnett, Ritchie


Cameron Highlanders Teamsheet:  Robertson; McDonald, Lance Corporal Williamson; Clark, Keene, Ritchie; Miller, Smiles, Patullo, Colour-Sergeant Whitton and Yule


Referee: Mr George Henderson

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