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PETERHEAD 1-0 ELGIN CITY

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Peterhead racked up their third 1-0 win in a week by seeing off Elgin City to open up a four point gap at the top of League 2.

Paddy Boyle was the unlikely matchwinner, the left-back scoring early on to claim his first goal for the club.

The former Airdrie player finished neatly from 16 yards after Rory McAllister pickpocketed Jordan Lowdown to provide the assist. 

Derek Lyle could have made it 2-0 after a fine passage of play, which saw Ryan Dow neatly flick the ball into his path from Scott Brown’s centre. 

But Elgin should have been level just before half time, Ross MacIver breaking through on goal only to be denied by a fine Greg Fleming save. 

That was Peterhead’s only real scare and they went on to see out the second half untroubled. 

The visiting goalkeeper Kyle Gourlay did make a couple of impressive saves to keep his team alive in the contest, Jamie Stevenson and Scott Brown both denied for the hosts. 

Peterhead’s victory, coupled with Clyde’s win over Edinburgh, meant they extended their advantage at the top of the table.

 

Fleming, Boyle, J.Brown, Dunlop, Stevenson (Home 77), Gibson, Ferry (Leitch 54), S.Brown, Dow, Lyle (Willis 72), McAllister

Unused. Henderson. Willox. McDonald. Eadie

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 1
  • Away Team Elgin City 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Boyle the hero as Blue Toon win fourth straight game

PETERHEAD 1-0 COWDENBEATH

A dominant display saw Peterhead notch a fully-deserved win against Cowdenbeath to replace Edinburgh City as League 2 leaders.

Just one goal separated the teams - Scott Brown’s strike just before half-time - but the Blue Toon could have had a hatful had they been more ruthless.

Regardless, the scoreline was enough to hoist the Buchan team to the summit and it is there where they will be determined to stay in the final third of the season.

Following their 1-0 win at Stirling on Saturday, Peterhead made one change as Willie Gibson dropped to the bench to make way for Jack Leitch. 

Shane Sutherland saw an early header hacked off the line by Luc Bollan before the former Elgin man thundered over from 10 yards midway through the half.

Brown forced Aaron Lennox into a smart save with a volley, which kicked up off the turf, but Cowden were unable to get the interval level as Peterhead finally made their dominance count in the 43rd minute.

Rory McAllister found Brown in the box and the former St Johnstone midfielder slid a six yard effort into the roof of the net via a flick off Robbie Deas.

It was scrappy and not in-keeping with Peterhead’s impressive play, which continued in the second half.

Chances continued to flow and the visitors were bizarrely aided by Leitch when the ball hit his body on the line to stop a goalbound effort from substitute Derek Lyle, who also flashed a header wide,

Ryan Dow then nodded wide from inside the six yard box in the 75th minute but while the Blue Toon lacked a killer instinct, they saw out the game with minimal fuss to move two points clear at the top.

 

PETERHEAD

Fleming, Stevenson, Dunlop, J.Brown, Boyle, Leitch (Gibson 71), S.Brown, Ferry, Dow, Sutherland (Lyle 62), McAllister (Willis 85)

Unused. Henderson. Willox.  Home. Eadie. 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 1
  • Away Team Cowdenbeath 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Scott Brown nets the winner in one-sided contest

Stirling Albion 0-1 Peterhead

 

Rory McAllister scored a first half header at Stirling to keep Peterhead on the coat-tails of League 2 leaders Edinburgh.

 The Blue Toon captain’s goal separated the sides and the result means Jim McInally’s team can go top on Tuesday with a win over Cowdenbeath.

Jamie Stevenson laid on the winner, running down the flank and crossing for McAllister, who nodded past Cammy Ferrie in the 36th minute. 

Shane Sutherland spurned a great chance to double the visitors’ lead after the break when he rounded Ferrie but was unable to steer his shot into the net.

Willie Gibson then saw an effort cleared off the line by Jason Marr but one goal proved enough for Peterhead, who maintained their fine Forthbank record.

Additional Info

  • Home Team Stirling Albion 0
  • Away Team Peterhead 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title McAllister’s first half header proves decisive

PETERHEAD 2

QUEEN’S PARK 1

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Peterhead gained ground at the top end of League 2 with a vital victory over Queen’s Park at Balmoor.

Strikes from Shane Sutherland and Willie Gibson gave the Blue Toon the win, which moved them one point behind leaders Edinburgh City.

Sutherland, back at the club and back in the goals, reopened his account in the third minute.

It was all about a good first touch after a fine clipped ball from Jason Brown, which allowed the former Elgin attacker to shoot past Jordan Hart from six yards. 

In the 14th minute, Jack Leitch attempted an overhead kick, which went narrowly wide, after unconvincing goalkeeping from Hart and then Sutherland tested the visiting number one from Derek Lyle’s pick-out.

It all seemed to be going to plan but the stubborn Spiders clung on and after an even end to the first half, they got back level four minutes after the interval.

A corner broke into the path of Calvin McCrory and after his 14 yard shot flashed through a ruck of bodies, Scott Gibson scrambled home from close in.

Peterhead’s own Gibson came up with the decisive strike though in the 55th minute to pile the pressure on Edinburgh.

Stevenson’s corner was only partially cleared and Gibson, on at half-time for the injured Leitch, thundered a low 22 yard drive into the bottom corner of the net.

 

Fleming, Stevenson, Dunlop, J.Brown, Boyle, S.Brown, Leitch (Gibson 46), Dow, Sutherland, McAllister (Home 83), Lyle (Willis 68)

Unused. Henderson. Ferry. Eadie. Willox

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 2
  • Away Team Queen’s Park 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Sutherland reopens scoring account before Gibson hits winner

PETERHEAD 0-0 EDINBURGH CITY

 

Occasionally you get a decent 0-0 draw but this Balmoor stalemate certainly was not one of them.

Peterhead and Edinburgh City played out a drab encounter to leave the top of League 2 unchanged.

Perhaps the windy conditions contributed to the poor spectacle, or even nerves given the significance of the fixture.

But neither manager offered any excuses post-match for the lacklustre 90 minutes, which failed to produce a serious attempt on target.

The Blue Toon actually started with intent and Jack Leitch might have done better with a 14 yard shot, which he dragged off target.

The one big chance fell the way of the visitors in the 23rd minute when Jack Breen screwed wide from 10 yards with just the goalkeeper to beat after the on-loan Hamilton rookie ran on to Scott Shepherd’s knockdown.

Breen then went down under a challenge from Jason Brown just before half-time but there did not appear to be enough contact to award a penalty.

In the second period, Shane Sutherland, back in blue after his return from Elgin last month, saw a 25 yard chip narrowly clear the crossbar.

But 0-0 was in the script long before referee Mike Roncone blew up for full-time.  

The result means Peterhead remain four points adrift but with two Cowdenbeath games in hand.

Fleming, Stevenson, Dunlop, J.Brown, Boyle, Gibson (Lyle 65), Leitch, S.Brown, Dow, Sutherland (Willis 67) McAllister

Unused. Henderson. Ferry. Home. Eadie. Willox

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 0
  • Away Team Edinburgh CIty 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Draw
  • Banner Sub Title Neither goalkeeper tested in poor Balmoor spectacle

Three goals in a mad 15 minutes saw Peterhead crash to a disappointing defeat at Annan.

David Wilson scored early in the second half before Tommy Muir hit a quickfire double.

The result meant the top two changed hands again as Edinburgh picked up a point at Elgin in a six-goal thriller, which swung both ways.

Simon Ferry was not risked on the artificial surface but Jamie Stevenson was fit enough to return in the only change from last week’s win over Berwick.

The teams were still all-square at the interval at a wet Galabank Stadium but the Blue Toon fell behind in the 53rd minute.

 Wilson looked up from outside of the box and beat Greg Fleming with a shot, which nestled into the bottom corner.

The home team doubled their lead on the hour, Scott Hooper picking out Muir, who stroked in Annan’s second.

The same two players combined again soon after as Muir sent a header into the net from Hooper’s cross in what was a real off-day for Jim McInally’s men.

Additional Info

  • Home Team Annan Athletic 3
  • Away Team Peterhead 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
  • Banner Sub Title Three second half goals send Blue Toon crashing
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