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match report 1897-98 fixture list
The Aberdeen 3 - 2 Orion
Kick Off:    Cameron, Clark, Shiach       Grant, Webster  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Chanonry, Aberdeen
Rough Game at Chanonry.
Orion paid the Whites a visit, and as usual a good crowd witnessed the encounter. Both teams were well represented. Aberdeen were the first to score, Cameron being responsible. Orion pressed hard, but were met by a stubborn defence. Through Grant, Orion got on equal terms, and Webster shortly afterwards put his side one up. Scott and Wilson, through an accident, had to leave the field just as half time was called.
On resuming, both the injured men took the field. Very little good play was witnessed, the players being more intent on damaging an opponent. Some lively bouts were indulged in. Ere time was called, Clark and Shiach added goals for the Aberdeen, who ran out winners by 3-2.

Source: Bon-Accord, 14th April 1898

These teams met in an ordinary match at Chanonry. Aberdeen, losing the toss, had to face both wind and sun, but were the first to score, Cameron netting the ball off a pass by Gray. Grant equalised for Orion. Play was by no means brilliant, and a good deal of feeling was mani¬fested among some of the players. Before half-time Webster pave Orion the lead, and ends were changed with the score reading Orion 2, Aberdeen 1.
In the second period, after repeated exchanges, Clark equalised for Aberdeen, and a little later the same player beaded through from a pass by Shiach. There was no further scoring, and the game ended Aberdeen 3, Orion 2.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 11th April 1898

The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Ritchie; John Davidson, Maconnachie; James Mackie, Henderson, C. W. Mackie; Livingstone, Cameron, Clark, Gray, Shiach.


Orion Teamsheet:  J. Watson ; Ross, Scott; Currie, Low, Wilson; Webster, Grant, Barron, Leggat, Hogg.


Referee: Mr. Robert Turner

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