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07/10/1893
 
Orion 4 - 0 Kirkcaldy
Kick Off:    Fraser, Thom, Fraser, Gloag        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Central Park, Aberdeen
More Shooting - and More Goals.
AT Central Park. Teams: Kirkcaldy: John Cairns, sen.; Ferrie, John Millar; Johnston, Hunter, Irvine; John Cairns, jun., John Millar, sen, Cowar Davidson, Anderson. Orion: Cannon; Ross, Mackay; Wright, Dawson, Carrie; Flaws, Thom, Gloag, Fraser, Leggat. Mr A Lumsden was referee.

Kirkcaldy kicked off down hill, and although they pressed for a time, relief was soon given, and Fraser scored the first goal which was followed soon afterwards by a second from the foot of Thom. Give-and-take play followed, but the Orion again pressed and Fraser notched a third point. This was all the scoring at half-time.

Play was more equal in the second half, but Kirkcaldy failed to score, while a fourth goal was added to the Orion total by Gloag a few minutes from time. Result: Orion 4 goals, Kirkcaldy 0.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 9th October 1893

 
There was not a big turn ont of spectators Central Park, but those present were on the tip-toe of expectation as to how the stripes woult shape without Forsyth, who had signed on to the Victoria United during the week. In striking contrast to the previous Saturday, the homesters went to work in earnest, dashing style, with the reasult that three goals were scored in the opening 45.

On resuming, however, they had not so much of their own way, the Kirkcaldy lads attacking vigorously though unsuccessfully, and just as we were thinking the scoring was over for the afternoon, the stripes came away and registered a fourth point. An improvement was perceptible in the locale all over. Cannon was not overburdened, but he occasionally had some dangerous shots to handle, all of which he dealt with successfully. He made one precarious save, however, which made the Orion supporters' hearts stand still, when he dropped the ball to kick instead of throwing out. Danger was averted, but nothing more, and we should think it will be a lesson to the clever custodian to desist from such a dangerous proceeding with his opposers close upon him. There was not much to choose between the backs - both were in excellent trim. Ross improves as he gains experience, and ought to furnish into a first-class man. McKay of Saturday was miles in front of the McKay of the Lochee United match, and the improvement came as a most pleasant surprise to all present, for Hugh is a great favourite among the followers of the game. Wight, Dawson, and Currie were not a whit behind. They are a strong and clever trio. The desertion of Forsyth let in Jim Flaws, which, instead of weakening the line had quite an opposite effect, for the new-comer not only played a more telling game than Forsyth has been doing this season, but he got along much better with Thom. The latter is a lad of infinite resource, and on Saturday he brought a some of the neatest things in kicking we have ever seen. Gloag acted with all his wonted skill and finish In centre, Fraser improved wonderfully, and Leggat played with his usual consistency. The Kirkcaldy lads infused plenty of life into their play, but there was a great lack of judgment in most of their work. Their defence was their strong point.

Source: Bon-Accord, 14th October 1893

Orion Teamsheet:  Cannon; Ross, Mackay; Wright, Dawson, Carrie; Flaws, Thom, Gloag, Fraser, Leggat

Bookings:

Kirkcaldy Teamsheet:  John Cairns, sen.; Ferrie, John Millar; Johnston, Hunter, Irvine; John Cairns, jun., John Millar, sen, Cowar Davidson, Anderson

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. A. Lumsden

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