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Rhodesia Cup 
Orion 4 - 3 The Aberdeen
Kick Off:    Craig, Livingston, Thomson (o.g.), Barron       J. Mackie, Mackie, Douglas  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Cattofield, Aberdeen
New Year holiday matches being over, the Orion and Aberdeen teams met in the first round of the Rhodesia Cup ties at Cattofield before a large turnout of spectators. The weather was all that could be desired, and the pitch was in excellent condition. Orion won the toss, and Aberdeen kicked off up the hill. The Whites were the first to assume the aggressive, and two minutes from the start J. Mackie scored. This was the means of wakening up the Orion, who now showed superior play, and Bisset was called upon repeatedly to use his hands. At last success attended the efforts of the homesters, Craig, with a fine shot, equalised. Once more on an equal footing, the teams strove hard to score, and after a short spell of end-to-end play, Livingston found the net. Willox scored a few minutes later for Orion, but off-side was given by the referee. The Stripes kept up the pressure, and Thomson, in attempting to clear, kicked the ball overhead into his own net, thus givin Orion a third goal.

On resuming, Orion opened strongly notwithstanding that they were playing uphill. Both the home wings were working in a determined fashion, and Douglas and Thomson led a very anxious time. Aberdeen now took up the running, and Mackie succeeded in beating Orion's custodian. On the restart the Whites were the first to become dangerous, and ultimately Douglas sent in a long shot which took effect, thus equalising the game once more. Excitement now ran high, and the game became very fast. Aberdeen again attacked, but the ball was got away, and Barron, after breaking through the Whites' defence, beat Bisset with a "stinger." Aberdeen now strove hard to equalise, but the game ended in a win for the Orion.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 7th January 1901

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