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18/02/1899
 
Victoria United 4 - 1 Clachnacuddin
Kick Off:           
Attendance: 0
Venue: Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
The Victoria United had a visit at Torry from the Clachnacuddin, Inverness. The atmospherical conditions were of the most dismal nature, while the ground was in a very sloppy condition, large pools being the predominant feature. When the game started there was only a meagre attendance. The teams lined tip as follows: Clachnacuddin: Macgillivray; Henderson, Maclean; James Macdonald, Godsman, Mackenzie; G. Macdonald, Mackay, Davidson, W. Macdonald, Macdougall. Victoria United: Findlay; Kilgour, Thain; Mitchell, Durie, Thomson; "Smith," Gardiner, Mackenzie, Watson, R. Ritchie. Referee: Mr Thomson, Orion. It was announced that the United were to try several new men in view of the final for the Aberdeenshire Cup next Saturday, but Mackenzie, from Laurencekirk, who played centre forward, was the only stranger. At the close of the first half the score stood 2-0 in favour of the home team. In the second half the Victoria United doubled their score, and the game ended: Victoria United 4, Clachnacuddin 1.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 20th February 1899

 
Vics entertained the Clachs, but the game did not draw anything of a crowd. In fact, we question if the guarantee was taken at the gate. A good deal of interest was taken in the game as Vics are doing what they can just now to improve their front line. The only stranger, however, was McKenzie from Laurencekirk. Dundas was expected to line out at half, but Mitchell took the place.

Play all through was pretty much in favour of the homesters, and at the finish of the game Vics led by 4-1. The Blues played the best game they have done for some time. There was an amount of "go": in the forward line that has not been seen since the days of Sandy Caie. McKenzie made a very good first appearance, and with training should form a decided acquisition. Watson was, in our opinion, the best forward, and along with Ritchie made a fine wing. On the right, "Smith" and Gardiner got on well together the former had a number of speedy runs along the wing. The presence of Dundas amongst the halves would have strengthened this line considerably. His experience gives the others confidence. The backs and goalkeeper can always be relied on, and Saturday's display was no exception to the rule.

Source: Bon-Accord, 23rd February 1899

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Findlay; Kilgour, Thain; Mitchell, Durie, Thomson; "Smith," Gardiner, Mackenzie, Watson, R. Ritchie

Bookings:

Clachnacuddin Teamsheet:  Macgillivray; Henderson, Maclean; James Macdonald, Godsman, Mackenzie; G. Macdonald, Mackay, Davidson, W. Macdonald, Macdougall

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. J. Thomson, Orion

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