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Scottish Qualifying Cup 
09/09/1899
 
Orion 6 - 3 Peterhead
Kick Off:    Kane, McKernan, McKernan, Barron, Ross, Barron       Masson, Hall, Hall  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Cattofield, Aberdeen
These teams met at Cattofield, Aberdeen, in the first round of the Qualifying Cup ties on Saturday. The teams were: Orion - Watson; Wilkinson, Strang; Livingstone, Ross, Currie; Barron, Grant, McKernan, Kane, Hogg. Peterhead - J. Smith; Reid, G. Smith; Cowie, Mowat, Davidson; Shand, Masson, Hall, Kemp, Thomson. Referee: Mr P. Simpson, Aberdeen. In the first half of the game the home team had the better of the play Kane opened the scoring for the Stripes, and shortly afterwards Masson beat Watson with a finely-placed shot. Thereafter McKernan scored twice, and Barron once for the Orion. The result at half-time was: Orion, 4; Peterhead, 1.

In the second half, Hall added two more points for the visitors, while Ross and Barron netted the ball twice for the Orion.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 11th September 1899

 
Although the Orion won their cup tie with Peterhead by 6-3, their form did not at all please their supporters. In fact, the grumbling at the finish was loud and long. While we were also disappointed at their exhibition, we incline to the belief that the Orion all through had a bit up their sleeve, and it must not be forgotten that the elements were against the Orion's style of play; while, to crown all, it was only Peterhead that the Orion were playing. As yet, the Peterhead are not nearly a match for any of the city clubs.
The Orion will, we fear, have to find a substitute for Livingstone for Saturday, his injury being worse than was at first supposed.
The Peterhead displayed any amount of dash, but are sadly lacking in the finer points of play. They ought to stop that nasty trick of eternally going for the man. It takes a professor to do this scientifically.
The gate was far larger than the play warranted.

Source: Bon-Accord, 14th September 1899

Orion Teamsheet:  Watson; Wilkinson, Strang; Livingstone, Ross, Currie; Barron, Grant, McKernan, Kane, Hogg

Bookings:

Peterhead Teamsheet:  J. Smith; Reid, G. Smith; Cowie, Mowat, Davidson; Shand, Masson, Hall, Kemp, Thomson

Bookings:

Referee: Mr. Peter Simpson, Victoria United

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