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match report 1892-93 fixture list
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29/04/1893
 
Victoria United 6 - 5 Stenhousemuir
Kick Off:    Ferries, Sutherland, Sutherland, Sutherland, Benzie, Benzie       Waddell, J. Reid, Brown, Waddell, Brown  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Wellington Bridge Grounds, Aberdeen
At Wellington Grounds the Victoria United had as their guests the Stenhousemuir, a Stirlingshire team of considerable repute. Despite the fact that many people had left town for the holiday, there was a large attendance of spectators. The teams were: Stenhousemuir: Scott; Robertson, Stoddart; Binnie, Aitken, Young; Waddell, Brown, H. Reid, J. Reid, Duncan. Victoria United: Gray; Anderson, Thomson; Ross, Hickie, Gordon; Murison, Benzie, Sutherland, Annand, Ferries.

Losing the toss, Stenhousemuir kicked off facing the sun and a slight breeze. The United were first to invade, and several times in succession they laid heavy siege on their opponents' citadel, but a number of likely chances at goal mouth were thrown away by weak or reckless shooting. After about 15 minutes' play Ferries beat Scott with a swift shot, but the wonder was this had not been done before. Having thus had their appetites whetted, the United again rushed down, and Sutherland notched a second point. Still the home team applied the pressure, the visitors having only occasional runs to the other end. In one of these, however, Waddell neatly scored. Play was distinctly loose on both sides. Towards the close of the first half an improvement was visible. Stenhousemuir made a gallant attempt to equalise, but failed, and then Sutherland scored two pretty goals in quick succession for the United. A little later he made a glaring miss of a penalty kick given on account of Robertson fisting out. Just before the teams crossed over, Benzie notched a fifth point as the result of severe pressure by the Vics. Half-time score: Victoria United 5, Stenhousemuir 1.

On the game being resumed the visitors assumed the aggressive, and soon after the start J. Reid secured a point for his side. Benzie soon retaliated, however. Scoring became fast, and Brown added another for the visitors. The United were playing the better game, their passing at times being beautifully accurate. For long they literally swarmed round the Stenhousemuir goal, which had several marvellous escapes. Occasionally the southern men broke away, and towards the close of the game Waddell put on the fourth point for his side. Stenhousemuir were now asserting themselves, and Brown scored a fifth. The United pressed till the finish, but the game ended: Victoria United 6, Stenhousemuir 3.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 1st May 1893

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Gray; Anderson, Thomson; Ross, Hickie, Gordon; Murison, Benzie, Sutherland, Annand, Ferries

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Stenhousemuir Teamsheet:  Scott; Robertson, Stoddart; Binnie, Aitken, Young; Waddell, Brown, H. Reid, J. Reid, Duncan

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