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match report 1891-92 fixture list
Victoria United 5 - 1 Orion
Kick Off:  3:30 PM          
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
Again the Orion go down before the Vics
This match was played at the Victoria Bridge Recreation Ground, Torry, on Saturday afternoon, in magnificent weather. Despite the counter attraction at Chanonry, there was a large concourse of spectators. The teams were scarcely up to their full strength, and altogether the match may be put down as uninteresting. From the start the Victoria United manifested a free and easy style of play, and their combination sorely tried the defence of the Orion backs. The forward play of the Central Park was the redeeming feature of the team, but on several occasions the half-backs appeared to advantage with their long kicking. The defence of Lumsden, the goalkeeper, was at times very good. The game ended in an easy win for the ground men, the final result being Victoria United. 5 : Orion, 1.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 4th April 1892

A fairly good gate witnessed the friendly between these clubs at Torry. Neither had their full team forward, but in fairness to the vanquished, it must be stated they were the poorest represented, Bar a few minutes at the start, the Vics had the game in hand, and won easily by 5 goals to 1.

Considering his long absence from active work, Jim Gray performed very well in goal for the Vics. Ririe gave a better account of himself than he has done for some time, while Thomson's defence was of the safest kind. Stewart was the best man on the field, his head work in particular taking the fancy of the onlookers. Little Ingram worked energetically, and was often useful, but Grant was outclassed, and hardly did anything right. The forwards worked capitally together, the three best men being Cockburn, Sinclair, and Binks, all of whom did well. Taking away a slight inclination to individual play, Cockburn is a splendid man, dribbling, dodging and passing in lovely style. Lumsden was as clever as ever in goal. He got heaps of work to do, with three or four of the opposing forwards generally on his top, he had great difficulty in clearing his lines on several occasions, and it is only a wonder that he came out of the tussle as he did. Foote seldom plays poorly, and on Saturday he was brilliant as ever, and Simpson (late of tbe Thistle) made a fair first appearance. Baird, though he was energetic as ever, was not very successful, Hugh McKay was not a success. Fraser played well in front, and so did that clever little junior, "Bun" McKay, and Wight.

Source: Bon-Accord, 9th April 1892

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Cannon; Thompson,Ririe; Ross, Stewart, Duffus; Binks, Sinclair, Cockburn, Annand, Ferries


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