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It was a traumatic midweek trip to Stair Park for Jim McInally's squad as in-form Jamie Longworth scored a double to move Stranraer into fourth place.

Willie Gibson put Stranraer in front in the 20th minute with a top corner freekick before Longworth doubled the advantage after the break with a smart finish.

Chris Aitken struck from the penalty spot penalty after Ryan Strachan brought down Craig Malcolm.

Despite efforts from Jordon Brown, Rory McAllister and Jamie Redman, the late night clash finished an embarassing 5-0 to the home side.

Longworth and Stoney hit the net late on to seal three points and silence the small band of dedicated travelling Blue Toon supporters.

Stranraer: Mitchell, Gallagher, Rumsby, McKeown, Longridge, Winter, Stirling, Aitken, Gibson, Malcolm, Longworth. Subs: Stoney, Marenghi, Russell, Bell, Forde, Tobin, McCloskey.

Peterhead: Smith, Cox, Smith, Donaldson, Noble, Brown, Redman, Rodgers, Strachan, McAllister, Stevenson. Subs: Richardson, Lawrence, Jarvie.

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  • Home Team Stranraer 5
  • Away Team Peterhead 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss

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  • Home Team Stenhousemuir 1
  • Away Team Peterhead 2
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win

A fine strike from Rory McAllister was cancelled out by a penalty from Keigan Parker. Penalty given after a clumsy challenge from Dean Richardson in the box. Captain for the day McAllister cautioned for dissent.

It finished all level at Balmoor after a breathless final five minutes. Plenty of chances at both ends as well as multiple penalty appeals. At the end of 90 minutes a goal apiece from McAllister and Keigan meant both sides left with a point.

Peterhead: Smith, Richardson, Smith, Ross, Donaldson, Cox, Strachan, Millar, Riley, McAllister, Stevenson. Subs: Tait, Deakin, Reid, Jarvie.

Airdrieonians: McNeil, O'Neil, Blockley, Gasparotto, Boyle, Gray, Fraser, Fitzpatrick, Watt, Lister, Parker. Subs: Bain, Prunty, Boyle, Stewart, Gerguson, Cadden, Haggerty.

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  • Home Team Peterhead 1
  • Away Team Airdrieonians 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Draw

Blue Toon fan favourite Rory McAllister bagged his first hat trick of the season to secure all three points against a dogged Ayr side today. The result helped Jim McInally's men leapfrog The Honest Men into sixth place in Scottish League One, only five points off leaders Morton.

The 27-year-old hitman netted in the eighth minute to give the visitors the lead at the break. Former Scotland international Craig Beattie levelled ten minutes after the interval before two penalties within three minutes late in the match set up a tense finish.

Jamie Stevenson was brought down inside the Ayr box on 70 minutes and McAllister - unnervingly accurate from the spot - slide the ball past Hutton.

Moments late goalkeeping counterpart Graeme Smith in the Peterhead goal brought down Ryan Donnelly. Former Blue Toon captain Scott McLaughlin netted to set up a breathless finale.

But with only 10 minutes left on referee Craig Charleston's watch, McAllister sealed a near-perfect performance with a third goal, sending McInally and the Peterhead bench into raptures.

Ayr: Hutton, Muir, Trialist, McGill (Beattie 49), Keenan, Forrest, Gilmour, McLaughlin, McGovern, Slane, Donnelly. Subs: Beattie, Wardrope, McArthur, McKenzie, Nisbet, Shirkie, Newman.

Peterhead: Smith, Kerr, Donaldson, Strachan, Redman, Noble, Stevenson, Millar, Gifillan (Rodgers), McAllister (Brown) Cox. Subs: Rodgers, Brown, Richardson, McLaren, Jarvie.

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  • Home Team Ayr United 2
  • Away Team Peterhead 3
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Saturday's visit of Ayr United marked a return to form and deserved victory for Peterhead.

Goals from Stevenson and Strachan sealed the points as makeshift leftback Reece Donaldson and emergency loanee Nicky Riley put in starring performances.

It was perhaps no surpise however that club stalwart Graeme Sharp was chosen as man of the match, an honour to mark what may well have been his final appearance in Balmoor blue.

Graeme, who enjoyed a testimonial match this year in the wake of the historic League Two title in May, was given a standing ovation by the Balmoor faithful.

An exciting if goalless first half saw emergency loanee Nicky Riley denied a penalty early on and usually clinical Rory McAllister leave two chances going begging.

At the other end Ryan Donelley and Michael Donald had free headers from Ayr corners, but spurned their chances.

Following the break, Jamie Stevenson powered in a loose ball after McAllister was denied at close quarters by David Hutton.

Ryan Strachan fires the Blue Toon two goals to the good after a neat layoff from substitute Ryan McCann in the box. So far a clinical second-half performance from the boys in blue.

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Peterhead: Smith, Sharp, Donaldson, Smith, Ross, Strachan, Millar, Gilfillan, McAllister, Stevenson, Riley. Subs: Jarvie, Cox, McCann, Richardson, Rodgers.

Ayr: Hutton, Devlin, Donald, McLaughlin, McKinlay, Gilmour, Forrest, Beattie, Donelley, McGovern, Slane. Subs: Newman Shirkie, Crawford, Muir, McGill.

 

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

 

The 3-0 scoreline from Peterhead's visit to East End Park told far less than half the story from what was a bad-blooded affair.

It was three first half red cards rather than three second half goals which proved to be the talking points.

Peterhead FC bore the brunt of referee Greg Aitken's wrath during Saturday's game, with all three of Jamie Redman, Steven Noble and Jordon Brown sent off.

This was the first time the two sides have ever met in league football and it is unlikely to be a game that is ever matched for its vitriol in the coming encounters.

Jamie Redman saw red after only 15 minutes for a challenge on Josh Falkingham deemed by the man in black as dangerous.

Captain and usually level-headed left back Steven Noble was sent for an early bath moments before the break for a tackle on Falkingham, later described by the Pars player as one he would 'be proud of'. Jordon Brown was given his marching orders for a push in the ensuing brawl.

After the break the eight men of Peterhead stood tall for a quarter of an hour before Falkingham - again at the heart of the action - found the top corner.

Gozie Ugwu and James Thomas added to Blue Toon boss Jim McInally's misery before the end but it should be said that those who remained on the park did an admirable job of limiting the talents of arguably this league's top team.

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  • Home Team Dunfermline 3
  • Away Team Peterhead 0
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