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Scottish Qualifying Cup Replay 
Orion 7 - 1 Peterhead
Kick Off:    Ritchie, Craig, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?       Buchan  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Cattofield, Aberdeen
Having drawn with Peterhead on the previous Saturday, the replay match took place at Cattofield. There was a very small attendance of spectators. Ritchie opened the scoring for the Orion and in a short time afterwards Craig added a second point. Peterhead now played up, and Buchan succeeded in finding the net. Orion, however, replied with another goal. Half-time result: Orion 3 goals, Peterhead 1 goal.

On resuming the homesters took the game in hand, and when time arrived ran out winners.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 19th September 1900

The Orion had little difficulty in putting a stop to the career of the Peterhead on Saturday. On viewing the game of Saturday last one is inclined to ask what was the reason of the poor display by the Orion at Peterhead? Like many of our defeats in Africa it is a question that will probably never be properly answered. The Orion from the outset toyed with their opponents as a cat does with a mouse, and seldom allowed them to become dangerous. The game gave the Orion players a grand opportunity of learning each other's style, and they took full advantage of the opportunity. It was at times very nice to see the way in which they manipulated the ball, and though the opportunities they had to face was of no account still the practice should stand them in good stead for the important match of Saturday.

Source: Bon-Accord, 20th September 1900

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