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Saturday August 8 2015


Scorers: McAllister (61, pen) Brown (74), Murray (4) Smith (10).

The Blue Toon were forced to battle back from a two-goal deficit after visiting Stenhousemuir opened their season with aplomb.

The Warriors took the lead only four minutes into the new campaign when Euan Murray headed home before Allan Smith doubled the advantage moments later.

Peterhead's luck began to turn though when Stuart Malcolm was sent for an early bath for a second booking in the 50th minute.

Another silly challenge, this time from Jamie McCormack, gifted Rory McAllister an opportunity to open his account from the spot in the 61st minute. The hitman netted to half the deficit.

Then in the 74th minute Jordon Brown levelled the scoring, firing home from inside the box to claim a point for the Balmoor boys.

Peterhead: Smith, Blockley (Ferries 66'), Strachan, Gilchrist, Baptie (Rodgers 60'), Dzierzawski, Brown, Stevenson, Riley (McIntosh 75), McAllister, Sutherland. Subs: Redman, Adams, McIntosh, Ferries, Lawrence, Rodgers, Jarvie.

Stenhousemuir: Barclay, Meechan, Malcolm, Murray, Summers, Millar, Robertson, Stirling, Cook (Henderson 70'), McMenamin (McShane 89'), Smith (McCormack 54'). Subs: Henderson, McShane, Mazana-Martinez, McCormack, McCroary, Eddington.

Ref: George Salmond
Att: 530

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 2
  • Away Team Stenhousemuir 2
  • Win/Draw/Lost Draw
Mon 03 Aug 2015



Scottish League Cup – Round 1


The Blue Toon may have been defeated in their first trip to Ibrox since 2013 but left Glasgow with their heads held high. Jim McInally’s men made a valiant effort to take the game to a superior Rangers team who took advantage of the visitors’ ‘kamikaze’ last throw of the dice.

Both sides went into the game on the back of goal gluts against Brechin and Hibs respectively but it was the Gers who were able to keep up their form in front of goal, with strikes from David Templeton, Kenny Miller and man of the match James Travernier the difference.

The margin of victory could have been more if not for a series of stunning saves from former Ibrox stopper Graeme Smith.

McInally managed the Blue Toon during the 2012/13 campaign which saw the Light Blues drop to the fourth tier of Scottish football, and the Peterhead boss claimed four points in four clashes against McCoist’s men.

But the new-look Gers side proved more dangerous and McInally believes his opponents are now Premiership quality.

After the final whistle he said: “There’s no doubt they’ve improved. But if we’d sat the way we were sitting in the first half it could’ve finished 1-0. I didn’t think they exposed us in the first half.

“Graeme Smith had one or two good saves in the first half but in the second half he was fantastic and if it wasn’t for him it could’ve been another six like they got last week.”

The Balmoor boss praised the travelling Peterhead support, and explained his bold second-half strategy which saw the visitors finish the match with four strikers on the pitch.

He continued: “We certainly made it a more entertaining game for the supporters in the second half because of the kamikaze way we played but as Mark Warburton said, it was a pre-season game and that’s the way I’ll treat it.

“The game wasn’t going to be normal for us. Rangers are probably Premiership standard and it was always going to be tough.”

He added that the trip to Ibrox proved a “difficult day at the office” for his side.

Rangers had more of the ball in the first half but Peterhead’s organised play and impressive goalkeeping kept the tie at 0-0 until the 40th minute.

Then David Templeton side-footed past Smith to put the Light Blues into the lead. The visitors held on until half time before pushing forward in the second half.

In the 53rd minute McInally made the first change of the game, with Jamie Stevenson coming off to be replaced by new boy Leighton McIntosh who looked lively throughout.

The home side then paraded their strength in depth, swapping Nicky Law and goalscorer Templeton with Jason Holt and Ibrox hero Kenny Miller.

Jordon Brown took a knock and was replaced by summer signing Scott Ferris before Rangers’ impressive Barrie McKay made way for Nicky Clark.

Then the game turned when in the 75th minute Travernier crossed for Kenny Miller to jab the ball past Smith and into the bottom corner.

Once again the visitors pushed on and McInally threw on striker Andy Rodgers to replaced the fit-again Jamie Redman.

But the bold throw of the dice proved to no avail and left back Travernier sealed the result when he found himself in space on the right hand side of the box and curled around Smithy into the far corner.

Peterhead: Graeme Smith, Nathan Blockley, Steven Noble, Ryan Strachan, Scott Ross, Kevin Dzierzawski, Jamie Stevenson, Jamie Redman, Rory McAllister, Shane Sutherland, Jordon Brown.

Subs: Paul Jarvie, Leighton McIntosh, Andy Rodgers, Scott Ferris, Scott Adams, Mark Lawrence, Ryan Baptie.

Rangers: Wes Foderingham, James, Tavernier, Rob Kiernan, Lee Wallace, Nicky Law, David Templeton, Andrew Halliday, Barrie McKay, Dean Shiels, Danny Wilson, Martyn Waghorn.

Subs: Liam Kelly, Kenny Miller, Nicky Clark, Fraser Aird, Jason Holt, Marius Zaliukas, Tom Walsh.

Referee: Greg Aitken

Assistant Referees: Gary Hilland, Kevin McElhinney.

Additional Info

  • Home Team Rangers 3
  • Away Team Peterhead 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss


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 

Additional Info

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

Morton 3 Peterhead 1

Additional Info

  • 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


Additional Info

  • 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


Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 1
  • Away Team Forfar 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
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