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match report 1891-92 fixture list
Victoria United 0 - 5 Kings Park
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
After the creditable appearance made by the Victoria United on Friday evening against the Hearts of Midlothian, it was to be expected that they would have distinguished themselves against the King's Park from Stirling, whom they met on Saturday afternoon at the Victoria Bridge Recreation Grounds. Although inferior to the Hearts in the essentials of combination and speed, the King's Park have established a high reputation in central Scotland, and their visit to Aberdeen was looked forward to as the occasion of another exhibition game. As in the preceding match, the Victoria United put their best men into the field, the team being the fame as opposed the Hearts. The heavy rain that fell during the afternoon was far from beneficial to the ground, and considerably affected the number of onlookers. Although clear by the time the match started, the weather was dull and threatening, and the field was soft and heavy. On commencing, the King's Park soon appeared anxious to force the pace, and distinguished themselves by their clever passing and shooting. When the game was still young, the outside left easily got round Gray, scoring the first goal. Not long after a scrimmage took place in home territory, and another point was obtained from the melee. For a time play was equal, the forward lines indulging in quick interchanges of play, but at last the outside left of the Stirling men again lowered the colours of the homesters. Despite the smart play of the Victoria United forwards, the defence of the strangers could not be driven in, and once more the ball was taken in charge by the attacking rank and carried to the opposite end, where the centre forward this time succeeded in beating the Victoria custodian. Once or twice the Victorias had a look in, but they failed to improve their position, and had to cross over with their opponents leading by four goals to nil.
On starting the second period, it seemed as if the strangers were to repeat their performance in the first half, but in this they were frustrated by the capital defence offered by Ririe and Ross. Before long, however, an opening was found, and the fifth goal was secured by the King's Park. From this point the game was contested spiritedly, but no farther scoring took place, a very one-sided game ending: King's Park, 5; Victoria United, 0.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 23rd May 1892

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Gray; Thompson, Ririe; Ross, Stewart, Duffus; Turner, Sinclair, Binks, Annand, Ferries


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