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Gemmell's gift denies Peterhead a point

Sat 17 Oct 2015

A late Cammy Kerr mistake denied Peterhead a point in a drab League 1 encounter against Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill.

The on loan Dundee defender's short back pass in the 89th minute was pounced upon by John Gemmell, who rounded Graeme Smith and slotted home to give Darren Young's team the points.
 
It was hard on Kerr, who had been one of the Blue Toon's better performers in a more unfamiliar role at left full back
 
Peterhead manager Jim McInally spoke to Peterheadfc.com
 
He said: "Cammy is devastated by what happened."
 
"It's a shame for him because he played well throughout the match.  We used him at left back, where he has played a lot for Dundee's under 20s, and brought Jamie Stevenson into right back."
 
"It was looking like a nailed on nil-nil draw until that error at the end of the match.  That is at least three or four games this season where individual mistakes have costly us dearly."
 
Steven Noble and Nathan Blockley were absent due to back and ankle problems respectively so in came Scott Ross and Jamie Stevenson.
 
Ryan Strachan played in front of the back four as Ross returned to the heart of the defence alongside Ally Gilchrist.  
 
There was little in the way of goalscoring opportunities at Coatbridge with Albion edging an uninspiring first half and the Blue Toon having slightly the better of things after the interval.
 
Graeme Smith pulled off a fine save from an Ally Love free-kick but Peterhead failed to really trouble Smith's opposite number Ross Stewart and just when a stalemate looked inevitable, Gemmell notched the winner.
 
McInally added: "We had more of the ball in the second half although we didn't threaten their goal as much as we would have liked."
 
"We knew coming to Cliftonhill, we would have to fight and we did that.  I could not see us losing so it is disappointing to come away with nothing."