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Peterhead 2 Forfar Athletic 2

Sat 03 Oct 2015

Peterhead and Forfar shared four goals as the Blue Toon recorded their fifth draw from the opening quarter of the League 1 season.
 
There was little in the way of goalscoring opportunities until Nicky Riley gave the Blue Toon a 27th minute.
 
Forfar replied three minutes after the interval with a Gavin Swankie effort  and Iain Campbell fired them in front midway through the second period.
 
However, Leighton McIntosh came off the bench to rescue a point for Peterhead, who dropped a place to seventh in the table yet remain just a win away from third spot.
 
Content with his players' performance at leaders Ayr last weekend, Jim McInally named an unchanged line-up and he got a similar outcome with the team coming from behind to salvage something.
 
It might have been better though after Riley's first half opener, which McAllister made.  The Peterhead top scorer turned his marker with a neat drag back and rolled across goal for Riley to slot home.
 
Riley did have another chance to score again in the first half but the Loons also threatened with Martyn Fotheringham seeing a free-kick well saved by Graeme Smith and Michael Dunlop heading over from the resultant corner.
 
Not long after the interval, Forfar were back on level terms with Swankie collecting a Thomas O'Brien pass and then coolly finishing from around eight yards.
 
With neither side willing to accept a point, the match became open as it wore on and chances were created at either end.
 
Riley laid the ball off for Simon Ferry, who smashed a shot inches wide while sub Jordon Brown drove straight at visiting goalkeeper Scott Gallacher.
 
However, Forfar went in front in the 71st minute through Campbell's 25 yard drive which flew into the corner of the net.
 
Their lead lasted just seven minutes though, with Peterhead conjuring up a well-worked equaliser.  Jamie Redman's pass was flicked on by Andy Rodgers and his fellow sub McIntosh made an immaculate job with his finish. 
 
McIntosh was unlucky not to score again with a header, which went inches past and Shane Sutherland also had a good opportunity.  Forfar, however, had late chances of their own but it finished honours even at Balmoor.
 
PETERHEAD
Smith, Kerr, Noble, Gilchrist, Strachan, Ferry (Rodgers 76), Redman, Stevenson (Brown 62), Riley (McIntosh 70), Sutherland, McAllister 
unused. Jarvie. Ferries. Blockley. Dzierzawski
yellow carded. McAllister. Noble
 
FORFAR
Gallacher, Baxter, Campbell, Nicoll (Hay 70), Dunlop, Travis, Black, O'Brien (Smith 78), Fotheringham (Allan 66), Swankie, Hodge 
unused. Douglas. Kennedy. Clark. Yates
yellow carded. Campbell. Hay
 
REF
Steven Kirkland 
 
ATT
573