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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
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win

 

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
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
Sun 14 Sep 2014

Forfar 1 Peterhead 0

It was a disappointing afternoon for the Blue Toon as Danny Denholm's left-footed strike proved enough to seperate the two League One outfits.

Forfar 24-year-old winger netted just before half-time but despite a energetic 45 minutes from Peterhead after the break, the game ended 1-0.

Dale Hilson, Stephen Husband and Gavin Swankie all threatened for the Station Park side in the first half before Jamie Redman brought a good safe from former-Celtic stopper Rab Douglas.

After the match Blue Toon boss Jim McInally said: "I was disappointed because in the first-half it looked like we wanted to take a look at our opponents and it cost us.

"I don't often have a go at half-time but I did this time - you can't play against players like Swankie and Husband like that. We just never got close to them."

Peterhead: Smith, Smith (Cox - 71'), Ross (Strachan - 57'), Donaldson, Noble, Sharp, Stevenson, Redman, Cowie, Rodgers (Gilfillan - 78'), McAllister. Subs: Cox, Brown, Gilfillan, Strachan, McCann, Richardson, Jarvie.

Forfar: Douglas, Dods, Dunlop, Malcolm, Baxter, Kader (Smith - 82'), Husband (Dale - 56'), Denholm (Paterson - 91'), Young, Swankie, Hilson. Subs: Paterson, Dale, Malin, Smith, Keiller, McLellan, Salmon.

 

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

A late strike from Livingston's Myles Hippolyte denied Peterhead a famous Quarter Final victory in the Petrofac Training Cup.

The Balmoor side went toe to toe with John McGlyn's Livingston squad in a breathless first half and despite allowing the visitors the better of the early chances - Gary Glen threatened twice - were pleased to reach the break level.

The second period was lacklustre from both teams until Jim McInally introduced forwards David Cox and Andy Rodgers into the fray.

The usually deadly Rory McAllister was hauled off after picking up a yellow card and it fell to two subsitutes to grab the headlines.

With the game deep into extra time, Hippolyte's strike finally broke down Peterhead's resilient back line in the 113th minute.

Rodgers then saw red for erupting at referee Brian Colvin when the official failed to spot a clear indirect free kick for the Blue Toon inside the Livingston penalty box.


 

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  • Home Team Peterhead 0
  • Away Team Livingston 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss

Substitute Jordan Brown rescued a point for Peterhead by scoring four minutes from time in a draw with Brechin City.

Brechin earned a penalty just before the break, but Andrew Jackson could not convert.

The Glebe Park men eventually broke the deadlock at the start of the second period thanks to Paul McLean's instinctive finish.

Despite their dominance, City could not hang on as Brown nodded in a late equaliser from Graeme Sharp's cross.

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  • Home Team Peterhead 1
  • Away Team Brechin City 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Draw
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