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match report 1891-92 fixture list
Victoria United 1 - 3 Cowdenbeath
Kick Off:  3:30 PM   Binks        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
The Vics, get a Check.
Played at the Victoria Bridge Grounds, Both teams were well represented. In the first period the Victoria attacked towards the west goal, and managed to harass their opponents for the first ten minutes. The strangers, however, soon settled down and from a scrimmage in front of goal the centre forward shot the ball through, thus scoring the first goal. The United wrought hard to equalise, but no opening could be found. Another rush by the visitors' attacking line caused Cannon considerable trouble, and soon after a fast delivery at close quarters brought about the second point. Binks directly afterwards got a good try, but just failed. A couple of corners followed to the Victoria, but were not improved upon. Cowdenbeath a little later added another goal. Half-time found the scores unaltered, and Cowdenbeath crossed over three goals to the good. On resuming, the United dashed off with the ball, but failed to score. Play became very uninteresting until the last five minutes, when Binks succeeded in securing the first and only goal for his side. The game ended: Cowdenbeath 3, Victoria United 1.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 9th May 1892

Cowdenbeath caught the Vics, in bad form on Saturday, and inflicted a 3 to 1 defeat on the blues. The latter have had enough of it, having now been in active work for something like ten months. They have gone through a terribly hard and suc¬cessful season's work, and if they continue "doing it" much longer we fear their brilliant record will be considerably tarnished. Cannon committed a childish and most grievous mistake in leaving his charge some minutes before time. As it was, no harm was done, but there is no saying what the victorious team might have done in 3 or 4 minutes. A whisper reaches us that Cannon has been laid on the shelf, and a Newcastle East End man put in his place.

Source: Bon-Accord, 14th May 1892

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


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