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22/11/1890
 
Victoria United 2 - 1 Bon-Accord
Kick Off:    ?, ?       MacFarlane  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
Played at the Victoria Bridge Grounds in rather showery weather. Losing the toss, the Vics had to play against a slight wind. At the start the Bons broke away, and but for Cannon, who saved splendidly, would have lowered the Vics' colours. The Vics soon had a look in, and a good shot from the left was cleverly kicked out by Thomson. Some desultory play in midfield followed, in which Allan, one of the Bon-Accord half-backs, got hurt, and had to retire. The Vics then scored, Turner, having no half-back to oppose him, running the ball well up and centring well, it was easily put through. The second half was characterised by great dash on both sides, each team straining all they could to pierce the defence of the other, but it was not until a quarter of an hour from time that the Bons, from a fine combined run, equalised by Macfarlane, The match seemed likely to end in a draw, but in semi-darkness the Vics managed to put through a second goal exactly two minutes from time. They thus won a hard-earned victory by the narrow majority of 2 goals to 1. Mr Lornie officiated as referee.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 24th November 1890

 
A correspondent writes that he is "greatly astonished" at the report of the Bon-Accord v. Victoria United match which appeared in Monday's "Express," but he may be told - and it is to be hoped he will believe the statement - that the account of the game was received in the ordinary way, and was inserted. None of the staff was present at the grounds at Torry. According to our correspondent, the match was, on the part of the Bon-Accord, the worst exhibition ever he saw. The Victoria United players, it is further said, have intimated to the club committee that they will not again play the Bon-Accord unless compelled in a cup-tie, and that the committee heartily agree with their decision, and will not again ask them. The two clubs have to meet in a cup-tie in three weeks, but the Victoria United mean to be at the expense of bringing a referee from the south in order that the game may be properly conducted.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 27th November 1890

 
Played at the Victoria Bridge Grounds in rather dull weather. Losing the toss the Vics set the ball in motion but the Bons' forwards getting hold of it, bore down and laid siege to their opponents' citadel, which would undoubtedly have fallen but for Cannon's cleverness. Play was then transferred to the other end, and a good shot from the left was safely negotiated by the Bon-Accord goalkeeper. Some desultory play in midfield followed, in which one of the Bons' half-backs got hurt and had to retire. It was wholly owing to this that the Vics scored their first point. Turner having no half-back to oppose him, ran the ball well up, and making a good centre it was easily put through. No more scoring took place in the first half, and the teams crossed over vita the score standing 1-0 in favour of the Vics. The second half was characterised by great dash on both sides, each team straining all they could to pierce the defence of the other, but it was not until a quarter of an hour from time that the Bons from a fine combined run, equalised by Macfarlane. The match seemed likely to end thus, but in semi-darkness the Vics managed to put through a second goal, exactly two minutes from time, thus winning a hard earned victory by the narrow majority of 2 goals to 1.

Source: Northern Figaro, 29th November 1890

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Referee: Mr Lornie

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