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Cowdenbeath 2

Peterhead 4

 

Peterhead twice came from behind to defeat Cowdenbeath at Central Park in League 2.

Mick Dunlop marked his first start for the club with a first half goal but the Blue Toon still trailed at the interval.

Derek Lyle levelled shortly after the restart and strikes from Rory McAllister and Willie Gibson ensured the Blue Toon continued their unblemished away record.

Cowden defender Jason Talbot started the six-goal thriller in the 10th minute, drilling a left-foot shot beyond Greg Fleming.

But the hosts were ahead for just four minutes as Dunlop pounced from close-range following a corner.

Former Peterhead utility player David Cox had a hand in Gary Bollan’s team’s second in the 27th minute, crossing for Robbie Buchanan, who planted a header into the bottom corner.

The second half, however, belonged to Peterhead and Lyle hauled the visitors level in the 47th minute by beating David McGurn from just a few yards out.

10 minutes later, McAllister smashed a low shot from inside the penalty area into the corner of the net to swing the match in the Blue Toon’s favour.

Jim McInally’s men made sure of the victory in the 67th minute when Gibson, from a free-kick, fired past McGurn to keep them second in the table, tucked in behind Edinburgh City.

Additional Info

  • Home Team Cowdenbeath 2
  • Away Team Peterhead 4
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Peterhead fight back to win six-goal thriller

PETERHEAD 0

BOHEMIANS 1

 

A quality goal separated the sides as Bohemians advanced to the IRN-BRU Cup third round at the expense of Peterhead.

Kevin Devaney bent in a beauty in the second half but the Blue Toon were unlucky to go out after Jason Brown rattled the woodwork in stoppage time.

Away from the hustle and bustle of League 2 action, Peterhead participated in a good spectacle with both teams eager to keep the ball on the floor.

Patience was the key in a first half, which yielded one big chance for Bohs in the 38th minute.

Eoghan Stokes turned smartly in the box and hit a rising shot, which was pushed behind for a corner by Greg Fleming.

The Blue Toon began brightly after the interval and Jamie Stevenson lofted a ball over the top for Willie Gibson, who fired straight at Colin McCabe.

But the decisive moment arrived in the 63rd minute after a slick move. 

Andrew Lyons found Stokes and his lay-off was delightfully curled in with the ouside of Devaney’s boot from 18 yards.

The 53 visiting fans were happy and Robbie McCourt could have given the Dubliners a cushion when he rounded Fleming in the 70th minute but he was unable to direct his effort on target from a tight angle.

As Peterhead pushed men forward in the closing stages, they were left exposed at the back and Ryan Graydon could have killed the contest when he was through on goal, only to be foiled by Fleming.

Peterhead were denied the chance of a penalty shoot-out right at the death when Brown struck the crossbar. 

Gibson’s inswinging cross was knocked down by substitute Russell McLean and just when Jack Leitch was away to strike the ball with his left foot, Brown nipped in and saw his effort smash the frame of the goal.

Very unfortunate or luck of the Irish?

 

PETERHEAD

Fleming, Home (Dunlop 75), Eadie, J.Brown, Stevenson, Ferry, Gibson, S.Brown (Norris 82), Leitch, Kavanagh (McLean 68), McAllister

Unused. Lyle.

 

ATT 

713

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 0
  • Away Team Bohemians 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
  • Banner Sub Title Crossbar denies Peterhead a penalty shoot-out in cup

PETERHEAD 0

EDINBURGH CITY 1

 

Peterhead and Edinburgh traded places in League 2 as the Blue Toon lost the match and top spot following a disappointing display.

Blair Henderson headed in the winner early in the second half to end the Buchan team’s unbeaten start.

Barring a double save in the sixth minute to deny Derek Lyle and Jack Leitch, visiting goalkeeper Callum Antell had nothing to do.

Greg Fleming was rarely troubled either, although when he did pull off a fine stop in the 52nd minute to keep out Scott Shepherd’s shot, his team-mates were unable to help him out.

Instead, City kept the ball alive in the penalty area and Graham Taylor crossed for Henderson, who could barely miss from a couple of yards out.

The wind was at Peterhead’s back at this stage and while there was huff and puff, nothing near strong enough to blow Edinburgh’s defence down.

The Blue Toon were having such a bad day that boss Jim McInally decided to haul off Rory McAllister, who had scored in all four matches previous.

Willie Gibson was substituted as well, with the manager sensing either could have seen red as frustration started to get the better of them.

But any player in blue could have got the hook in a performance not in keeping with Peterhead’s previous three victories.

 

PETERHEAD

Fleming, W.Gibson (Home 81), J.Brown, Eadie, Stevenson, Ferry, S.Brown, Leitch, Lyle, McLean (Kavanagh 64) McAllister (Norris 81)

Unused. R.Gibson. McCracken. McDonald

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 0
  • Away Team Edinburgh City 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
  • Banner Sub Title Teams swap places following Balmoor result

Stirling Albion 0

Peterhead 2

 

Peterhead won their third match in a row in League 2 by beating Stirling Albion at Forthbank.

A superb Jamie Stevenson free-kick and a Rory McAllister goal gave the Blue Toon maximum points to keep them at the top of the table on goal difference.

Unchanged from last week’s victory over Clyde, Peterhead started with intent and McAllister struck the crossbar in the sixth minute after Stirling failed to deal with a corner.

The home team might have made more of a good opportunity in the 16th minute when Peter MacDonald sent Kevin Fell away but he dragged his shot wide.

Peterhead’s opener just before half-time was a thing of beauty.

Stevenson curled a stunning 25 yard effort in off the upright to give Calum Ferrie absolutely no chance.

Stirling, yet to register a point so far, introduced last season’s League 2 Player of the Year, Darren Smith, in the second period for his first appearance of the campaign following an injury.

But it was the Blue Toon, who struck in the 64th minute to wrap up the points.

Russell McLean picked out McAllister, who found the net to continue his impressive start to the season by scoring in every league game so far.

Further chances came and went for the visitors in the closing stages but two goals proved more than enough.

Additional Info

  • Home Team Stirling Albion 0
  • Away Team Peterhead 2
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Stirling undone by Stevenson screamer and McAllister goal

PETERHEAD 1

CLYDE 0

 

The forwards of Peterhead and Clyde could well top the scoring charts by the end of the season.

But it was the Blue Toon’s attackers, who ultimately made the difference in this League 2 contest.

Early in the second half, Derek Lyle set up Rory McAllister, who netted the game’s only goal as Russell McLean put in another tireless shift.

Clyde’s front two, meanwhile, of David Goodwillie and Ally Love were kept quiet throughout.

Jim McInally’s team shaded the first half in which McLean went closest after a surging run from Simon Ferry’s searching pass.

Scott Brown then flashed a shot over the crossbar just before the Blue Toon made the decisive breakthrough in the 53rd minute.

Lyle took a touch and lofted the ball over the Clyde centre backs for the onrushing McAllister.  The Blue Toon striker stayed cool and slipped the ball past Blair Currie from 10 yards.

Lyle could have doubled Peterhead’s lead midway through the half after good work from Jamie Stevenson.  Lyle was picked out on the left side of the box but he spooned his effort wide.

Clyde’s best chance, in the 67th minute, saw Raymond Grant forcing a save out of Greg Fleming, with Chris McStay unable to divert the rebound on target.

Peterhead were worthy winners though, to go top of the table above Annan and Elgin on goal difference. 

 

PETERHEAD

Fleming, W.Gibson, J.Brown, Eadie, Stevenson, Ferry, Leitch (Norris 83), S.Brown, McLean, McAllister (Home 90), Lyle (Kavanagh 76)

Unused. R.Gibson. McCracken. Buxton. McDonald

 

 

ATT

671

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 1
  • Away Team Clyde 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Matchwinner McAllister sends Peterhead top of early table

IRN-BRU Cup 1st Round

Peterhead 2

Brechin 1

 

An entertaining IRN-BRU Cup tie went the way of Peterhead, who fought back well to defy Brechin and book their place in the second round.

The Blue Toon impressed in a dominant first half display, yet still trailed after a bad error from Jason Brown.

Even though the visitors quietened Jim McInally’s men after the interval, the home team still carried a threat and they scored twice in the latter stages.

Russell McLean tapped in from close range in the 76th minute and with penalty kicks looming, Jack Leitch headed in the winner with four minutes left.

One of the star men was Patrick O’Neil, who pulled off a string of key saves in the first half to thwart Peterhead.

McLean was twice denied, as was Ross Kavanagh, and Brechin must have started to think it was going to be their night, especially when they were gifted the opener in the 13th minute.

Brown made a mess of dealing with a high ball and Dene Shields took full advantage to slot past Greg Fleming.

In the second period, there were a couple of Brechin breakaways, which forced Fleming into action but the introduction of Rory McAllister and Derek Lyle ensured a torrid ending for the Angus club.

Neither striker got on the scoresheet but they caused problems and the other forward, McLean, was a nuisance throughout.

The big striker levelled from close range when Leitch sent over a telling delivery from the left and the compliment was returned in the 86th minute minute as McLean stood up a cross for Leitch to nod in from a couple of yards out.

 

Fleming, Home (Lyle 59) J.Brown, Eadie, Stevenson, W.Gibson, Leitch, S.Brown, Norris (McDonald 81), Kavanagh (McAllister 59), McLean

Unused. R.Gibson. Buxton. McCracken

Att 496

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 2
  • Away Team Brechin 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Leitch nets 86th minute winner after McLean’s leveller
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