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02/12/1893
 
Orion 0 - 2 Dundee A
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Central Park, Aberdeen
The Orion Again Go Down.
The meeting between the Orion and Dundee A team attracted a large crowd of spectators to Central Park. The teams were: Orion: Edwards; Mackay, Ross; Wight, Low, Currie; Flaws, Thom, Gloag, Leggatt, Fraser. Dundee: Ramsay; Stirton, Brown; Gibson, McNaughton, Gibb; Reid, Grahame, Kidd, Craik, Martin.

Dundee kicked off and within five minutes Grahame scored. Dundee continued to have the best of matters, and even when the Orion did get into close quarters, the defence of the strangers proved too strong for them. However, no further scoring took place during the period. On changing ends, Orion had the incline in their favour, but even with that advantage they were unable to hold their own. Dundee added a second goal about the middle of the period, and the game ended: Dundee, 2; Orion, 0.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 4th December 1893

 
The second string of the Dundee combination was the attraction at Central Park. The weather was bleak, cold, and altogether unpleasant, and the sides of the pitch were thickly covered with snow, which had the effect of retarding the progress of the ball when it found its way there. Mr Atchison was referee, but the game was not minutes old when he committed a vital mistake by withholding a goal from the locals, both man and ball being through when Leggat appealed for a point. After this the Stripes scarcely gave a glimpse of their best form, the halves and backs being very poor indeed, while the forwards didn't follow up their work or support each other In a way that commands success. Thom had a grand chance of scoring, but shot over the bar, while on another occasion he had the goal at his mercy, but the custodian rushed out, and pushing over the Orion man with his hands, saved his charge, but to the consternation of the onlookers Mr Atchison gave a goal kick instead of a foul. A penalty might with good reason have been given, as to all intents and purposes the Dundee goalkeeper saved himself through intentionally grassing his opponent. Putting these two decisions on one side, the Dundee lads played the better game. Their defence was stronger, and their attack more persistent and sustained than that of their opponents, while they stayed the whole journey, in striking contrast to some of the Stripes, who could scarcely kick the sphere the length of themselves towards the end of the game.

Source: Bon-Accord, 9th December 1893

Orion Teamsheet:  Edwards; Mackay, Ross; Wight, Low, Currie; Flaws, Thom, Gloag, Leggatt, Fraser

Bookings:

Dundee A Teamsheet:  Ramsay; Stirton, Brown; Gibson, McNaughton, Gibb; Reid, Grahame, Kidd, Craik, Martin

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Atchison

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