On 12 September 1885, a match between Arbroath and Bon Accord results into the largest difference between the scores 36-0.
Bon Accord is aforementioned to possess arrived for the match with none kind of commonplace soccer
kit, a prognostic of what was to follow.
With the groups being therefore mismatched, it had been doubtless that Arbroath would win simply, however even in those days once high marking games were common the result was unexampled.
Arbroath were 15–0 up by 0.5 times and scored another 21 goals in the second half. The Scottish Athletic Journal at the time wrote The animal skin was landed between the posts forty-one times, but five of the times were disallowed. Here and there, enthusiasts would be seen scoring sheet and pencil in hand, taking note of the goals as one would score runs at a cricket match. 'Referee Dave Stormont later claimed that had he taken a harder line with the Aberdeen team, Arbroath could have won 43–0.
Stormont said: My solely regret was that I chalked off seven goals, for while they may have looked doubtful from an offside point of view, so quickly did the Maroons carry the ball from center, and so close and rapid was their passing, that it was very doubtful whether they could be offside.
It was claimed that Arbroath goalkeeper
Jim Milne Sr didn't bit the ball within the entire game and spent a number of the match sheltering from the rain below a spectator's umbrella. The 18-year-old John Petrie scored thirteen goals, still, the record for most goals scored in a senior tournament
, although it was equaled by Archie Thompson when Australia beat American Samoa 31–0 on eleven April 2001 in a very qualifier for the 2002 tournament.
The unfortunate Bon Accord goalkeeper on the day was Andrew Lornie.