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match report 1892-93 fixture list
Friendly 
02/01/1893
 
Orion 2 - 2 Victoria United
Kick Off:    ?, ?       Cruickshank, ?  
Attendance: 0
Venue: Central Park, Aberdeen
These teams met in a friendly game at Central Park, whither, despite the great counter attraction at Chanonry, a good crowd of spectators found their way. The teams were: Orion: Edwards; Foote, Mackay; Wight, Currie, Baird; Fraser, Duncan, Forsyth, McBain, Leggat. Victoria United: Gray; Ririe, Thomson; Duffus, Ross, Cruickshank; Ferries, Benzie, Sutherland, Annand, Ferries.
The game was commenced nearly half an hour late, Orion kicked off up the hill and looked dangerous for a time, but the Vics managed to clear their lines and paid a visit to the south goal, where a fruitless corner fell to them. The Stripes immediately retaliated, and by the aid of a couple of deliberate fouls got up to their opponents' goal. There they swarmed for a few minutes, and eventually scored their first goal from a scrimmage. This early re-verse seemed to awake the Vics to their position, and from the kick-off they made a vigorous descent on the south goal. The defence however, was too good, and although a dangerous foul fell to the visitors within three yards of the Orion goal, they were slowly forced up the hill, and Gray, running too far from his charge to save, allowed his opponents to secure a second easy goal. Play after this was confined for a time to midfield, numerous fouls being the only conspicuous feature. The Vics afterwards pressed severely, and fairly hemmed their opponents in their own territory, where they kept them until Cruickshank sent the ball spinning through for the first time for the Vics. Give-and-take play was the order of the day after this, the visitors having the advantage if anything. Close on half-time a second goal was added for the Vics, and the teams crossed over: Victoria United 2, Orion 2.
The second half opened with a series of vigorous spurts on both sides, the goals of each team being visited in turn. Orion then pulled themselves together, and fairly outplayed their opponents at every point, but could not score on account of the stubborn defence offered by the visitors. Towards the close of the game the play became more open, and it was difficult to say which had the better of the struggle. No further scoring took place, and a hard and evenly contested game ended: Orion 2, Victoria United 2.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 3rd January 1893

 
The Vics, met the Orion at Central Park in presence of a small crowd, and after a stiff fight the game was left drawn - 2 goals each.

Source: Bon-Accord, 7th January 1892

Orion Teamsheet:  Edwards; Foote, Mackay; Wight, Currie, Baird; Fraser, Duncan, Forsyth, McBain, Leggat

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Victoria United Teamsheet:  Gray; Ririe, Thomson; Duffus, Ross, Cruickshank; Ferries, Benzie, Sutherland, Annand, Ferries

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