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match report 1892-93 fixture list
Brechin 3 - 3 Orion
Kick Off:    Richardson, Richardson, Richardson       Leggat, ?, Leggat  
Attendance: 0
At Brechin, Brechin kicked off, and the Orion laid hard siege, but were driven back, and, after four minutes' play, Brechin drew first blood from a scrimmage. Thirty minutes' general play resulted in Brechin taking a second goal by Richardson, Orion now pressed, and from a run up Leggat five minutes before time Scored a soft goal. Result at half-time: Brechin 2, Orion 1. Final result: a draw - Orion 3, Brechin 3.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 6th February 1893

Played on Montrose Street Park, Brechin, before a fair attendance of spectators. Orion kicked off towards the east goal, and at once invaded, but the ball was sent past. Brechin then took possession of the ball, and were soon swarming round their opponents' goal, when Richardson scored the first point for the home team. An opening was found, and Richardson was again enabled to notch No. 2 for Brechin. Orion now appeared to waken up, and gave the home defence some trouble, and by dint of good luck managed to score their first goal shortly before half-time, leaving the scores 2 to 1.
On resuming, the play was confined to mid-field for some time, until Bowman and Donaldson, by a splendid run up the left, passing every opposition, sent the ball right across the goal mouth, which enabled Richardson to again score. A foul was awarded Orion in front of the goal, which they managed to convert into their second goal. Shortly after Leggat, by a splendid run, equalised the game. Brechin again took the game in hand, and for the last fifteen minutes completely hemmed their opponents in, no less than eight corners and throw-ins falling to them in rapid succession, but all efforts to score proved fruitless, the goalkeeper being greatly admired for his brilliant display. Result 3 goals each.

Source: Dundee Courier, 6th February 1893


From Brechin.

The Brechin folks were surprised by the way the Orion disported themselves on the peculiar pitch of the little Cathedral City, and had the lads from Central Park been a little moresteady at goalmouth, they would have won. The outstanding feature of the match was the brilliant goalkeeping of Edwards, which was greatly admired by the onlookers. The last 15 minutes of the game found the Orion hemmed in, Brechin securing no less than eight corners, but Dick was impregnable, saving time after time in the most marvellous fashion. The more devoted adherents of the stripes got so enthused over the result that visions of county honours loomed before them. This is not an impossible task, but the entire eleven will have to pull up their socks if they mean to give President John Worling the opportunity of returning thanks instead of friend Durward, who, by the way, is very sweet on his chance of having again the honour conferred upon him.

Source: Bon-Accord, 11th February

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