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BUCKIE THISTLE 0 PETERHEAD 4

Scorers: Adam (6) Ross (31), McIntosh (36) Brown (75).

Peterhead manager Jim McInally was delighted after seeing his side win their first pre-season friendly 4-0.

He said "It was our first game and a good workout. We got a lot from it, but the main thing is the fitness. 

"The squad is shaping up and we're not far away. We had a couple of trialists today and we'll speak to them, and I hope to tie up a couple of loan signings this week.

"We might not have big numbers but I' happy with what we've got. There's a lot of quality there."

In terms of the season ahead, McInally is setting his sights high. 

"If you're in something you have to try to win it," he concluded. "If you come up short, that's life, but I think we're in a good place."

The Blue Toon had opened the scoring just six minutes in. Trialist Leighton McIntosh sent a cross to the back post where Scot Adam sliding to turn home from eight yards.

It was 2-0 after 31 minutes when Scott Ross launched himself full length to head home Nicky Riley's centre, and McIntosh found the bottom corner from 25 yards five minutes later.

Substitute Jordon Brown added the fourth with 15 minutes to go, as he slotted low past Burr after bursting through a tired Buckie defence.

BUCKIE TH: Burr, MacRae, Carrol, Wood, Mackinnon, Munro, Angus, Cheyne, Wyness, Low, Copeland. Subs: Taylor, Scott, Roddie, Stewart.

PETERHEAD: Smith, Strachan, Noble, Trialist, Ross, Dzierzawski, Adam, Redman, Trialist, Sutherland, Riley. Subs: McAllister, Rodgers, Brown, Blockley, Stevenson, Lawrence.

Report by Dave Gray 

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  • Home Team Buckie Thistle 0
  • Away Team Peterhead 4
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
Sat 02 May 2015

Morton 3 Peterhead 1

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

The diamonds claimed all three points at Balmoor as Peterhead failed to score at home for the first time since November 1. Despite a plethora of chances at both ends the only goal of the game fell to Airdrieonians' Liam Lindsay in the 83rd minute.

Lindsay's strike proved to be the final goal at Balmoor in this, Peterhead's first SPFL League One campaign. The on loan defender headed home past Graeme Smith in the Blue Toon goal with less than 10 minutes to play and although Jim McInally's men battled on, the home side could not make it 13 scoring games in a row at Balmoor.

Airdrieonians went into Saturday's clash with a slender chance of a play off place but ultimately missed out to Brechin City.

Peterhead: Smith, Kerr, Strachan, Ross, Noble, Dzierzawski, McDonald, Redman, Riley, McAllister, Brown. Subs: Rodgers, Cox, Smith, Cowie, Donaldson, MacDonald.

Airdrieonians: McNeil, Bain, Gasparotto, Lindsay, Boyle, Morton, Docherty, Fitzpatrick, Fraser, Prunty, McHugh. Subs: O'Neil, Watt, Blockley, Gray, Ferguson, Boyle, Stewart.

Report by Josh King

 

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  • Home Team Peterhead 0
  • Away Team Airdrieonians 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
Sat 18 Apr 2015

Peterhead 1 Forfar 0

In a match the had huge repercussions of the League One title race, Peterhead repeated their achievement of five weeks ago and triumphed over Dick Campbell’s men. Forfar had been leading the title race and looked set for automatic promotion until Jamie Redman nodded home a cross from captain Steven Noble. Redman, starting in midfield, went close early on as the home side started more promisingly. Former Scotland international keeper Rab Douglas was then forced to make two good saves to keep out strikes from in-form former Don Jordon Brown. The result lifted the Blue Toon up into sixth place while the visitors fell to third behind Stranraer and Morton.

Peterhead: Smith, Smith, Ross, Strachan, Nkble, Redman, McDonald, Brown, Riley, McAllister, Rodgers. Subs: Dzierzawski, Cowie, Cox, Donaldson, Macdonald.

Forfar: Douglas, Dunlop, Travis, Dods, Campbell, Kader, Young, Fotheringham, Swankie, Templeman, Hilson. Subs: Husband, Denholm, Dale, Malin, Malcolm, Hay, King.

Report by Josh King

 

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  • Home Team Peterhead 1
  • Away Team Forfar 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
Sat 11 Apr 2015

Ayr 2 Peterhead 4

Despite sitting only one place below the visitors, the embattled Honest Men were separated from Jim McInally's side by colossal 17 points before kick off and were scrapping with Stenhousemuir to avoid the relegation playoff.

Despite two first half goals for Ayr United, it proved to be a near-miraculous turnaround for the visitors who eventually triumphed 4-2.

Alan Forrest gave the home side the lead after 18 minutes before Jordan Preston doubled the advantage moments later, sending his beleaguered side into a two goal lead.

But then Andy Rodgers - in a rich vein of form and so often the hero this season - popped up again to net at the end of the half and give Jim McInally some hope of a come back going into the break.

The second half was then an entirely different encounter when Jordon Brown - in for the injured Jamie Stevenson - power a quickfire double past David Hutton.

Late on Gary McDonald, not to be outdone by his colleagues at Somerset Park, added to the tally and sealed an impressive three points.

Peterhead: Smith, Donaldson, Strachan, Smith, Noble, Redman, Dzierzawski, McDonald, Brown, McAllister, Rodgers. Subs: Riley, Cowie, Ross, MacDonald.

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

Report by Josh King

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  • Home Team Ayr 2
  • Away Team Peterhead 4
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win

Saturday's Balmoor clash between Peterhead and Dunfermline was something of a grudge match, with bad blood running throughout the ties these two teams have contested this season.
The visitors took the lead after 20 minutes when - as if in slow motion - Michael Moffat ghosted in at the back post to nod the ball across Graeme Smith and off the far post into the net. Dunfermline deservedly led at half time thanks to that strike, and Jim McInally was hampered by a hamstring injury to Jamie Stevenson which forced an early subsitition.
The second half grew more and more frantic as both sides fought to cling onto hope of a playoff finish. Then in the 78th minute who else but Andy Rodgers - The Pars' fans pantomime villain - popped up to level the game. After a phenomenal burst into the box from captain Steven Noble, who heroically stayed on his feet to square the ball, Rodgers lashed home from six yards.
Despite the thrilling finale, the game ended 1-1 and effectively brought the curtain down on the season for both sides.
Something of a grudge match here at Balmoor today. There has been bad blood between Blue Toon and Dunfermline throughout the season, and now the two face off for the last time at Balmoor.

Peterhead: Smith, Kerr, Noble, Strachan, Ross, McDonald, Dzierzawski, Redman, McAlliser, Stevenson, RIley. Subs: Jarvie, Rodgers, Brown, Cox, Smith, Donaldson, Cowie.

Dunfermline: Scully, Millen, Whittle, Maritin, Buchanan, McAusland, Geggan, Falkingham, Smith, Moffat, Hopkirk. Subs: Wilson, Barrowman, Urquhart, Spence, Thomson, El Bakhtaoui, Byrne

Report by Josh King

Additional Info

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