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Charity Cup Final 
27/05/1893
 
The Aberdeen 3 - 0 Victoria United
Kick Off:    Toman, Singleton, Toman        
Attendance: 0
Venue: Chanonry, Aberdeen
These teams met at Chanonry, in the presence of an enormous crowd of spectators. The players were: Aberdeen: Ramsay; Ketchen, Wood; Morren, Singleton, Cobban; Fred Whitehead, White, Toman, McArthur, Frank Whitehead. Victoria United: Gray; Anderson, Ririe; Ross, Stewart, Ritchie; Turner, Benzie, Sutherland, Annand, Ferries. Mr James McLean, Ayr, was referee.

The United, losing the toss, kicked off towards the east goal, where a corner was conceded by Singleton, but the ball went behind. The Aberdeen forwards then rushed off, and beating Ririe and Gray, Toman scored the first goal for Aberdeen with a grounder four minutes from the start. The Victoria United then pressed, but they lacked the combination and smartness of the "Whites," and were sent back. Frank Whitehead smartly took up a fine pass from Singleton, and scored a pretty goal, which was allowed, despite the claim of off-side. Almost immediately afterwards, and amid growing excitement, the referee awarded a foul to the Chanonry team, which some of the United considered a mistake, and Stewart, their centre half, used rather strong language to Mr McLean, who promptly ordered him off the field. This Stewart was in the act of doing when he was stopped by several of his team, and after some consultation the eleven left the field in a body. Meanwhile the ball was placed at centre, and Wood and Toman went off downfield; and as there was no one to bar their progress a third goal was registered. Immediately the crowd broke on to the field and surrounded the referee in a threatening manner. He was, however, conducted safely to the pavilion, where he expressed his willingness to retire in favour of another referee. No arrangement was come to, and the United soon left. The aspect of the crowd round the pavilion became more threatening, and when informed that their money would not be returned they continued their demonstrations, until the constables, who had all along shown great forbearance, were compelled to use their batons and clear the approaches to the clubhouse. This was soon accomplished. It now lies with the Charity Committee to say whether the cup will be awarded. Mr McLean declared his intention of reporting Stewart to the Scottish Football Association for his conduct, and the whole team for unwarrantably leaving the field.

Source: Aberdeen Journal, 29th May 1893

The Aberdeen Teamsheet:  Ramsay; Ketchen, Wood; Morren, Singleton, Cobban; Fred Whitehead, White, Toman, McArthur, Frank Whitehead

Bookings:   Stewart

Victoria United Teamsheet:  Gray; Anderson, Ririe; Ross, Stewart, Ritchie; Turner, Benzie, Sutherland, Annand, Ferries

Bookings:   Stewart

Referee: Mr. James McLean, Ayr

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