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match report 1891-92 fixture list
Victoria United 7 - 0 Queen's Park
Kick Off:  6:30 PM   Ferries, Ferries, Gloag, Gloag, Annand, Sinclair, Turner        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
In miserable weather this match was played at the Victoria Bridge Grounds. It had been arranged that the Queen's Park should visit Aberdeen on the previous Saturday, but, owing to that team having to take part in the Glasgow charity competition, the match was postponed till last Saturday, when it was hoped that a full representative eleven would be brought north. It was arranged that the game should commence at 6:30, and at that hour, and when the rain was falling in torrents, both teams made their appearance on the Held. The Queen's Park had among their number several strangers. The teams were: Queen's Park - Tudhope; Smith (3rd Lanark), McArthur ; Muirglon (Battlefield), McFarlane (late 3rd Lanark), Paul (Dykebar); Lambie, Eddie Fraser, Jackson, Eccles, Cellar. Victoria United ? Gray; Thompson and Ririe; Ross, Stewart, Duffus; Turner, Sinclair, Gloag, Annand, Ferries.
The ground was in wretched condition, very heavy and slippery. Nothing brilliant was done in the first period, play being very equal. The strangers evinced a decided disinclination to throw themselves with anything like enthusiasm into the game. Their passing was good, but the shooting at goal was weak. Despite occasional warm work at the goal mouth, neither of the contesting elevens was able to lead, and they crossed over with no scoring.
From the commencement of the second half, the Victoria played a plucky game. Not long after the start Ferries shot a smart goal, and followed this up a little later by securing a second point. The Queen's had scarcely a look in. Gloag then managed to put on a couple of goals. A fifth and sixth were scored by Annand and Sinclair respectively. Just before the call of time Turner sent through a capital shot. A one-sided game thus ended: Victoria United, 7 goals; Queen's Park, 0.
After the game the members of the Victoria United entertained the Queen's Park team to supper in Hay's Athenaeum. Mr McCann, vice-president, occupied the chair. Song and sentiment served to pass away an enjoyable evening. The chairman proposed the health of the guests, and Mr Eccles, secretary of the Queen's Park, responded. Mr Hay catered in excellent style.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 30th May 1892

The I. Zingari team of the Queen's Park got a rare dressing from the Vics, the locals scoring no less than 7 goals to nil, the Glasgow men finding the defence of Gray, Ririe, Foote, and Stewart almost impassable. Gloag of the Orion occupied the centre position, and Billie gave one of these finished expositions of which he has become famous.

Source: Bon-Accord, 4th June 1892

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


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