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PETERHEAD 3-0 RAITH ROVERS
By Glenn Moir

 

Part-time versus full-time, League 2 up against League 1.

It might have pointed to an away win before kick off.

But given Peterhead’s excellent home record in the knock-out competitions, it was not a big surprise that they dumped Raith Rovers out of the Scottish Cup.

The Blue Toon made it five out of five at Balmoor this season, with a commanding and fully-deserved 3-0 win.

Jordon Brown scored his first goal of an injury-hit campaign with a superb header before Rory McAllister helped himself to a double.

This was after Peterhead had dominated the first period, aided by the wind, racking up 10 corners, some of which resulted in headers missing the target.

Greg Fleming did have one important save to make just after the re-start, foiling Jonathon Court from close range after Liam Buchanan’s initial shot was blocked.

But that was the only uncomfortable moment from a home perspective and when Jim McInally’s men did make the breakthrough in the 55th minute, a home win seemed inevitable.

Jamie Stevenson clipped in a cross from the right and Brown, on as a first half sub for the injured Simon Ferry, rose eight yards out to nod past former team-mate Graeme Smith.

Two minutes later, Brown picked out McAllister, who got in behind the Raith defence to bury a shot inside the far post.

There were further opportunities for the hosts to extend their lead with the front two, Russell McLean and McAllister, a constant threat and the latter netted a sublime solo effort with five minutes remaining.

Peterhead broke rapidly from a corner and McAllister ran from the half-way line down the left channel. There were options for the striker to pass but he opted to go alone, skipping past Jamie Watson and smashing an angled left foot drive into the top corner.

The Blue Toon safely into round four and they will learn their next opponents on Monday.

 

                             Fleming
Ja.Brown Robertson McCracken McIlduff
        Stevenson Gibson Ferry Leitch
                  McLean McAllister

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 3
  • Away Team Raith Rovers 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Blue Toon score three second half goals in impressive win

PETERHEAD 3-0 RAITH ROVERS
By Glenn Moir

 

Part-time versus full-time, League 2 up against League 1.

It might have pointed to an away win before kick off.

But given Peterhead’s excellent home record in the knock-out competitions, it was not a big surprise that they dumped Raith Rovers out of the Scottish Cup.

The Blue Toon made it five out of five at Balmoor this season, with a commanding and fully-deserved 3-0 win.

Jordon Brown scored his first goal of the season with a superb header before Rory McAllister helped himself to a double.

This was after Peterhead had dominated the first period, aided by the wind, racking up 10 corners, some of which resulted in headers missing the target.

Greg Fleming did have one important save to make just after the re-start, foiling Jonathon Court from close range after Liam Buchanan’s initial shot was blocked.

But that was the only uncomfortable moment from a home perspective and when Jim McInally’s men did make the breakthrough in the 55th minute, a home win seemed inevitable.

Jamie Stevenson clipped in a cross from the right and Brown, on as a first half sub for the injured Simon Ferry, rose eight yards out to nod past former team-mate Graeme Smith.

Two minutes later, Brown picked out McAllister, who got in behind the Raith defence to bury a shot inside the far post.

There were further opportunities for the hosts to extend their lead with the front two, Russell McLean and McAllister, a constant threat and the latter netted a sublime solo effort with five minutes remaining.

Peterhead broke rapidly from a corner and McAllister ran from the half-way line down the left channel. There were options for the striker to pass but he opted to go alone, skipping past Jamie Watson and smashing an angled left foot drive into the top corner.

The Blue Toon safely into round four and they will learn their next opponents on Monday.

 

                           Fleming
Ja.Brown Robertson McCracken McIlduff
        Stevenson Gibson Ferry Leitch
                 McLean McAllister

PETERHEAD 3-0 RAITH ROVERS
By Glenn Moir

 

Part-time versus full-time, League 2 up against League 1.

It might have pointed to an away win before kick off.

But given Peterhead’s excellent home record in the knock-out competitions, it was not a big surprise that they dumped Raith Rovers out of the Scottish Cup.

The Blue Toon made it five out of five at Balmoor this season, with a commanding and fully-deserved 3-0 win.

Jordon Brown scored his first goal of the season with a superb header before Rory McAllister helped himself to a double.

This was after Peterhead had dominated the first period, aided by the wind, racking up 10 corners, some of which resulted in headers missing the target.

Greg Fleming did have one important save to make just after the re-start, foiling Jonathon Court from close range after Liam Buchanan’s initial shot was blocked.

But that was the only uncomfortable moment from a home perspective and when Jim McInally’s men did make the breakthrough in the 55th minute, a home win seemed inevitable.

Jamie Stevenson clipped in a cross from the right and Brown, on as a first half sub for the injured Simon Ferry, rose eight yards out to nod past former team-mate Graeme Smith.

Two minutes later, Brown picked out McAllister, who got in behind the Raith defence to bury a shot inside the far post.

There were further opportunities for the hosts to extend their lead with the front two, Russell McLean and McAllister, a constant threat and the latter netted a sublime solo effort with five minutes remaining.

Peterhead broke rapidly from a corner and McAllister ran from the half-way line down the left channel. There were options for the striker to pass but he opted to go alone, skipping past Jamie Watson and smashing an angled left foot drive into the top corner.

The Blue Toon safely into round four and they will learn their next opponents on Monday.

 

                           Fleming
Ja.Brown Robertson McCracken McIlduff
        Stevenson Gibson Ferry Leitch
                 McLean McAllister

 

PETERHEAD 2-3 STENHOUSEMUIR

By Glenn Moir

 

Twice Peterhead came from behind but a penalty in the closing stages meant their wretched record against Stenhousemuir continued.

Mark McGuigan won and converted the spot-kick in the 81st minute to end the Blue Toon’s three-match winning streak in League 2.

What made the outcome more frustrating for Jim McInally’s team was the results elsewhere, with the top two - Stirling Albion and Montrose - both dropping points.

Stenny, who went level with third-top Peterhead in the table, opened the scoring in the 13th minute.

Eddie Ferns skipped Jason Brown and stood up a cross to the back post for McGuigan, who stooped to head in from close range.

Midway through the half, Rory McAllister was unfortunate with a superbly-taken 25 yard free-kick, which rattled the frame of the goal. The ball hit the underside of the crossbar, rebounded off goalkeeper Chris Smith and went behind for a corner.

Jack Leitch was also denied by the woodwork at the start of the second half, the midfielder’s low shot from the left side of the penalty area striking the post.

But the lively Leitch did come up with the equaliser in the 53rd minute with a drive from just inside the penalty area, which squirmed under Smith.

Peterhead trailed again in the 71st minute after conceding another back post header. Jamie Longworth flighted a telling delivery for Mick Dunlop, who nodded past the helpless Greg Fleming.

Back came the hosts again seven minutes later. This time Willie Gibson swung over a fine free-kick and Jason Brown found himself unmarked to bury a six yard header into the net.

At that point, a win rather than a draw looked likely for Peterhead but a clumsy David McCracken challenge in the 81st minute put paid to their hopes. The Blue Toon skipper hauled down McGuigan, who dusted himself down to convert the resulting penalty.

Slack defending dearly cost Peterhead, who were not helped by some questionable calls by referee Scott Millar.

McAllister was denied, what appeared to be, a blatant penalty in the second period after a foul by Harry Paton, while Stenny’s Smith made a great finger-tip save and got a goal-kick for his troubles!

 

                             Fleming
Ja.Brown Robertson McCracken McIlduff
           S.Brown Ferry Gibson Leitch
                    McLean McAllister

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 2
  • Away Team Stenhousemmuir 3
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
  • Banner Sub Title McGuigan delivers knock-out in topsy-turvy game

 

ELGIN 0-2 PETERHEAD

Rory McAllister’s double at Elgin gave Peterhead their third straight win in League 2 to consolidate third spot and stay three points behind leaders Stirling Albion.

The Blue Toon travelled to Moray having already defeated the Black and Whites twice this season, without conceding a goal, in the Betfred Cup and the league.

The Balmoor men were without skipper David McCracken so Allan Smith came into the team with midfielder Scott Brown slotting back into the defence.

McAllister, wearing the captain’s armband, kept up his rich vein of form by opening the scoring in the 24th minute with a shot from inside the penalty area, which found the bottom corner.

Elgin, whose new boss Gavin Price was named Manager of the Month for October prior to the fixture, tried to find a route back into the match.

However, McAllister got his and Peterhead’s second in the 71st minute by beating Marc Waters to the ball before bundling it in.

That was the Blue Toon frontman’s ninth goal in his last four outings and his 16th so far this season in all competitions.

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Elgin 0
  • Away Team Peterhead 2
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Third straight League 2 win for in-form Blue Toon

 

PETERHEAD 1-0 ANNAN
By Glenn Moir

 

Peterhead had the woodwork as much as Rory McAllister to thank for their latest win over Annan at Balmoor.

McAllister’s sublime free-kick just before half-time separated the sides in a match spoiled by the wind.

But Annan, who had already lost twice to Jim McInally’s men this term, should not have been beaten after hitting the crossbar in the first period and the post twice near the end.

Peterhead were just grateful they were able to hang on, particularly with League 2 leaders Stirling Albion slipping up at home to Stenhousemuir.

Without forcing Jim Atkinson into any saves early on, the Blue Toon saw plenty of the ball and Jack Leitch hit a 12 yard shot, which was deflected behind for a corner.

But it was Annan, who should have opened the scoring in the 31st minute. Greg Fleming pulled off a smart stop to deny Daniel Orsi, who found space at the back post.

From the resutling corner, Peter Watson looped a header on to the crossbar and when Steven Swinglehurst tried to force in the rebound, Scott Brown cleared off the line.

Peterhead somehow survived that scare and they took a lead into the interval thanks to McAllister’s stunning strike.

Orsi brought down Willie Gibson 25 yards out and McAllister did the rest, curling his effort up and over the wall and into the top corner.

When the Blue Toon were awarded another free-kick 10 minutes into the second half, the striker opted for power rather than precision but, this time, Atkinson made a decent save.

McAllister will feel he ought to have done better in the 74th minute when he blazed over the crossbar after peeling off at the far post to collect a dangerous Scott Brown cross.

Annan were never out of it and they came alive in the closing stages with Aidan Smith sliding a low shot from the right side of the box just wide of the target.

Peter Murphy’s men thought they had levelled in the 84th minute when Owen Moxon let rip wtih a well-struck drive from 22 yards, which rattled the upright.

Peterhead got lucky again in the last minute, Blair Henderson sneaking the ball past Fleming but it came back off the post.

Two big breaks for the hosts, who did pass up a stoppage time chance of their own, Nicky Riley setting up fellow substitute Jordon Brown.

The fit-again former Aberdeen midfielder missed the target but one goal proved sufficient. Just.

 

                              Fleming
Jas.Brown Robertson McCracken McIlduff
             Gibson Ferry Brown Leitch
                     McLean McAllister

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 1
  • Away Team Annan 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Peterhead claim vital victory at blustery Balmoor
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