Club News

Tue 03 Mar 2015

Ayr 3 Peterhead 3

The League One sides shared the spoils after a breathless finish to the mid-week clash at Somerset Park. Despite a late Ayr United equaliser, the result bumped Peterhead up to sixth in the table.

Nicky Devlin headed the home side into the lead after less than three minutes before new signing Gary McDonald restored parity nine minutes later.

The Honest Men took a narrow 2-1 lead into the dressing room at half time after former Scotland hitman Craig Beattie scored in the 30th minute.

Peterhead then once again levelled, this time captain Steven Noble netting with less than 20 minutes remaining on referee Craig Charleston’s watch.

Jordon Brown thought he had hit the winner for Jim McInally’s side when he neatly finished from a pass from fellow subsitute Nicky Riley in the 86th minute. But with only seconds to go Jordan Preston equalised, leaving the two sides to share the spoils.

Peterhead: Smith, Kerr, Ross, McDonald, Noble, Stevenson, Dzierzawksi, Strachan, Redman, Rodgers, Cox. Subs: McAllister, Brown, Riley, Smith, McLaren, MacDonald.

Ayr: Hutton, Devlin, Murphy, McKenna, Murray, McGovern, Crawford, Blakeman, Donald, Preston, Beattie. Subs: Forrest, Robertson, Donnelly, Neill, Gilmour, McCracken, Newman.

Report by Josh King

Additional Info

  • Home Team Ayr 3
  • Away Team Peterhead 3
  • Win/Draw/Lost Draw
Sat 28 Feb 2015

Peterhead 1 Morton 3

The Blue Toon slumped to a disappointing home defeat to in-form Morton after conceding two late goals. Peterhead took the lead in the 56th minute when Sean Crighton brought down Andy Rodgers in the box to set the 31-year-old striker up for his second penalty strike in as many games.

Peterhead could only hold the lead for five minutes though before Declan McManus levelled the score. Then despite several good chances for Jim McInally's men, McManus and substitute Ross Caldwell secured the three points with goals in the 87th and 90th minutes respectively.

Peterhead: Smith, Kerr, Ross, Strachan, Noble, Redman, McDonald, Dzierzawski, Riley (Stevenson 73), Rodgers, Cox (Brown 81). Subs: Brown, Donaldson, Smith, McLaren, Stevenson, Jarvie.

Greenock Morton: Gaston, Kilday, Crighton, Milojevic Bjekovic, Russell, Pepper, O'Ware, Forbes, McCluskey (Miller 91), MacDonald (Caldwell 68), McManus. Subs: McKee, Scullion, McLuskey, Miller, Caldwell, Adam

Report by Josh King.​

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 1
  • Away Team Morton 3
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
Sat 21 Feb 2015

Peterhead 2 Ayr 0

The Blue Toon claimed their first points of the month with a deserved victory over Ayr. Before kick off the Honest Men trailed Peterhead by 11 points and Jim McInally’s side had a game in hand. Nevertheless the home side were jittery and still searching for their first points in February having fallen to defeats against both Forfar and Stranraer.

Peterhead stopper Graeme Smith was called into action twice in quick succession early on to deny both Ryan Donnelly and David Robertson. Blue Toon striker Andy Rodgers curled wide in the 20th minute before shots from Gary McDonald, David Cox and Kevin Dzierzawski were saved.

Despite the early first half pressure, Peterhead took the lead thanks to a fine Gary McDonald header with less than 11 minutes left on the clock.

Then Fraser McLaren was brought down in the box, giving Andy Rodgers the perfect opportunity to seal the result from the spot and score his second league goal of the campaign in the process.

Peterhead: Smith, Kerr, Ross, Strachan, Noble, Redman, McDonald, Dzierzawski, Riley, Rodgers, Cox. Subs: Brown, Donaldson, Smith, McLaren, Jarvie.

Ayr United: Hutton, Devlin, McGovern, Neill, McKenna, Murray, Crawford, Robertson, Donald, Donnelly, Preston. Subs: Beattie, Blakeman, Gilmour, Nisbet, Muir, Forrest, Newman.

Report by Josh King

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 2
  • Away Team Ayr 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win

Sadly the visitors fell to a 2-0 defeat against the Scottish League One leaders at Stair Park. The south-west has proved a difficult hunting ground for Jim McInally’s men this season but Peterhead went into the clash on the back of a reasonably strong run of form. The squad was also bolstered by the arrival of former Dons midfielder Gary McDonald.

But despite plenty of Blue Toon possession, a barrage of attempts from Stephen Aitken's side led to goals for first Jamie Longworth in the 28th minute and then from Jon McShane immediately after the break.

New signing McDonald joined fellow new boy Kevin Dzierzawski in the starting lineup but fell to defeat on his debut. Striker Rory McAllister missed the clash at Stair Park through suspension.

Stranraer: Mitchell, Pettigrew, Rumsby, McKeown, Longridge, Winter, Bell (Gallagher) Aitken, Gibson, McShane (Malcolm), Longworth (Stoney). Subs: Malcolm, Stirling, Robertson, Russell, Gallagher, Tobin, Stoney.

Peterhead: Smith, Kerr, Strachan, Ross, Donaldson (Brown), Smith, Dzierzawksi, Redman, Riley (Rodgers), McDonald, Cox (McLaren). Subs: Jarvie, Brown, Rodgers, McLaren,

Report by Josh King

 

 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Stranraer 2
  • Away Team Peterhead 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
Sat 07 Feb 2015

Forfar 3 Peterhead 1

With Stranraer facing Dundee in the Scottish Cup and all remaining League One clashes postponed due to the poor weather, Peterhead had an excellent chance to leapfrog their rivals with a win at Station Park.

Boss Jim McInally had overseen the Blue Toon's impressive run of 13 points from a possible 15 and was delighted to have immovable defender Scott Ross is back in contention for a start following a return from suspension.

However Saturday proved to be a disappointing trip to Station Park for Peterhead. A challenging game against the Loons was made more difficult by a first-half sending off for goal threat Rory McAllister.

Chris Templeman opened the scoring for the home side in the 33 minute with a left-footed shot from close range before McAllister's sending off for a second yellow card offence in the 41 minute changed the complexion of the tie.

Gavin Swankie's right footed shot from a tight angle put Forfar two goals to the good in the 53 minute before lively Blue Toon full back Cammy Kerr pulled one back seven minutes later.
Sadly Swankie added insult to injury in the final moments with a third goal for Forfar, leaving Jim McInally and his players with plenty to reflect on after an afternoon which could have ended with them in the playoff zone.


Report by Josh King

 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Forfar 3
  • Away Team Peterhead 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss

Following a weekend off due to a weather postponement at Glebe Park, Jim McInally's squad was close to full strength and the manager had new signings Nicky Riley and Kevin Dzierzawski a fit and available for selection.

An afternoon plagued by tumultuous weather ended with a fantastic win for the Blue Toon against a stubborn Warriors side. A dogged goal from Cammy Kerr was followed up by a memorable first from man of the match and new signing Kevin Dzierzawski.

The Blue Toon had gone in ahead at the break thanks to a scrappy goal from on-loan full back Cammy Kerr. However Rory McAllister missed a penalty moments later, after Jamie Stevenson was brought down in the box.

In the 56th minute the home side made a breakthrough wit a stunning debut goal from Dzierzawski, who played a neat one-two with McAllister on the edge of the box before sliding a shot in from 10 yards.

Peterhead: Smith, Kerr, Noble, Strachan, Donaldson, Dzierzawski, Cox, Redman, McAllister, Stevenson, Riley. Subs: Jarvie, Rodgers, Smith, Brown, McLaren.
Stenhousemuir: Gleming, McCormack, Meechan, Lithgow, Summers, Millar, Faulds, Hodge, McMenamin, McMullan, Sutherland. Subs: Shan, Duncan, Fotheringham, Watt, Eddington, Grehan.


Report by Josh King

 

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 2
  • Away Team Stenhousemuir 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
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