Match Previews

PREVIEW Peterhead v Forfar Athletic

Thu 01 Oct 2015

Peterhead look to end a five match winless run on Saturday when they welcome Forfar, who themselves have struggled of late.    
The Balmoor fixture completes the first quarter of League 1 matches and a home win would see the sixth placed Blue Toon leapfrog their opponents on goal difference.
Last week, a late Jamie Redman header rescued a point for Peterhead at leaders Ayr while Dick Campbell's men were beaten for the second successive week, with Stranraer winning at Station Park.  
Manager Jim McInally said:
“It’s a game where both teams are desperate to get three points on the board.  We know if we can beat Forfar, we will go level with them in the table.”
“If you keep beside Forfar in the league, you will never be far away from the top half so it is a big game.”
“Although it is still early days in the season, we are coming towards the end of the first quarter and we will have seen everybody.”
“But we do need to be wary on Saturday because I know Forfar were disappointed with their display last week.  It would be good if we could start well and get ahead and then look to kick on."
The Peterhead manager has been trying to add an additional player to help out his backline with Scott Ross still suspended and two of his regular defenders, Cammy Kerr and Ally Gilchrist, aged just 19.
McInally continued: “There has been no progress – I have run into a brick wall on that front although I will keep trying.  But I was heartened by the performance of the back four last Saturday.”
“Ally Gilchrist, coming off the back of a poor performance the previous week, showed what he was made of at Ayr.  Cammy Kerr was also terrific after his mistake in the Brechin match."
Saturday’s fixture sees Scott Ross completing a two match suspension while Jordon Brown remains doubtful with an ankle problem.