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PETERHEAD 3-0 ELGIN

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Peterhead impressed in their League 2 win over Elgin, putting three goals past their former Highland League rivals to stay second.

Ryan Dow netted his second goal in as many games with a header just before half time.

The second half was dominated by the home team and goals from Rory McAllister and Russell McLean gave the Blue Toon a fully deserved 3-0 victory.

Elgin rarely threatened, although the first period was an even contest until Dow struck in the 42nd minute.

Following some neat passing, Jamie Stevenson crossed from the right and the on loan Ross County man stooped to nod past Kyle Gourlay.

After the interval, it was attack versus defence as Peterhead put on their most convincing Balmoor display of the season.

There were neat moves, which produced openings and chances, and once McAllister glanced in their second in the 53rd minute, the points were as good as in the bag.

Willie Gibson sent in a corner and McAllister got across his marker to direct a front-post header into the net.

The Blue Toon captain had opportunities to score again but found Gourlay in good form while Scott Brown was also foiled by the visiting goalkeeper.

McLean came off the bench to complete the scoring with four minutes left.  Paddy Boyle’s left wing cross was missed by Derek Lyle but fellow sub McLean was on hand to rifle a 12 yard shot into the bottom corner.

 

Fleming, Stevenson, J.Brown, Dunlop, Boyle, S.Brown, W.Gibson, Ferry, Leitch (Lyle 70), Dow (McLean 74), McAllister (Kavanagh 79)

Subs not used - R.Gibson. Eadie. Home. McCracken

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 3
  • Away Team Elgin City 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Comfortable win keeps McInally’s men second top

ANNAN 1-3 PETERHEAD

 

Peterhead made their long journey to Annan worthwhile with a fine 3-1 win at Galabank.

Ryan Dow netted his first Blue Toon goal to give the visitors an interval lead, which was doubled by Rory McAllister’s strike in the closing stages.

Tony Wallace scored soon after to reduce the arrears but Jason Brown settled any Peterhead nerves with a late effort.

After their 1-0 victory over Berwick, Peterhead gave a full debut to Paddy Boyle, who came in at full-back to free up Willie Gibson into his more accustomed midfield role.

Simon Ferry was not risked on the artificial surface while Russell McLean took the place of Derek Lyle, who dropped down to the bench.

Dow opened the scoring with a 37th minute header, nodding past John Jamieson from Jack Leitch’s delivery.

The game was still in the balance until McAllister rifled in an 80th minute shot from outside the box, which flashed into the bottom corner.

Wallace quickly pulled one back, glancing in Aidan Smith’s cross, in the hope of setting up a grandstand finish.

But Brown sealed the points with five minutes remaining after the hosts failed to cut out Gibson’s free-kick.

Peterhead stay second, a couple of points adrift of Edinburgh, and they will round off the first quarter of the campaign at home to Elgin next weekend.

Additional Info

  • Home Team Annan Athletic 1
  • Away Team Peterhead 3
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Four out of four away wins for Peterhead

PETERHEAD 1-0 BERWICK RANGERS

 

Rory McAllister’s second half goal gave Peterhead a narrow win against a well-organised Berwick.

The Blue Toon captain netted from close range in the 74th minute to decide a scrappy encounter.

The visitors might feel as though they should have taken something, given that they restricted Jim McInally’s men to few opportunities.

Berwick even had by far the best chance, when the game was still goalless, in the 65th minute.

Willie Gibson’s error was pounced upon by Daryl Healy, who broke clear down the right.

Healy squared for Paul Willis but his effort was superbly saved by Greg Fleming and Healy put the follow-up shot into the side-netting.

Peterhead had controlled the contest up until then, without ever testing Sean Brennan, but they made the most of the reprieve with 16 minutes remaining.

Jamie Stevenson, who went closest in the first half with a curling free-kick, found space on the right side of the penalty area and he sent in a low cross, which McAllister converted at the far post. 

Not the prettiest but three points all the same.

 

PETERHEAD

Fleming, Stevenson, J.Brown, Dunlop, W.Gibson, Ferry, Leitch, S.Brown (Boyle 73) Dow, Lyle (McLean 60) McAllister (Kavanagh 79) 

Unused. R.Gibson. Eadie. Home. Norris

 

ATT

546

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 1
  • Away Team Berwick Rangers 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Berwick beaten as Blue Toon stay second

Cowdenbeath 2

Peterhead 4

 

Peterhead twice came from behind to defeat Cowdenbeath at Central Park in League 2.

Mick Dunlop marked his first start for the club with a first half goal but the Blue Toon still trailed at the interval.

Derek Lyle levelled shortly after the restart and strikes from Rory McAllister and Willie Gibson ensured the Blue Toon continued their unblemished away record.

Cowden defender Jason Talbot started the six-goal thriller in the 10th minute, drilling a left-foot shot beyond Greg Fleming.

But the hosts were ahead for just four minutes as Dunlop pounced from close-range following a corner.

Former Peterhead utility player David Cox had a hand in Gary Bollan’s team’s second in the 27th minute, crossing for Robbie Buchanan, who planted a header into the bottom corner.

The second half, however, belonged to Peterhead and Lyle hauled the visitors level in the 47th minute by beating David McGurn from just a few yards out.

10 minutes later, McAllister smashed a low shot from inside the penalty area into the corner of the net to swing the match in the Blue Toon’s favour.

Jim McInally’s men made sure of the victory in the 67th minute when Gibson, from a free-kick, fired past McGurn to keep them second in the table, tucked in behind Edinburgh City.

Additional Info

  • Home Team Cowdenbeath 2
  • Away Team Peterhead 4
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Peterhead fight back to win six-goal thriller

PETERHEAD 0

BOHEMIANS 1

 

A quality goal separated the sides as Bohemians advanced to the IRN-BRU Cup third round at the expense of Peterhead.

Kevin Devaney bent in a beauty in the second half but the Blue Toon were unlucky to go out after Jason Brown rattled the woodwork in stoppage time.

Away from the hustle and bustle of League 2 action, Peterhead participated in a good spectacle with both teams eager to keep the ball on the floor.

Patience was the key in a first half, which yielded one big chance for Bohs in the 38th minute.

Eoghan Stokes turned smartly in the box and hit a rising shot, which was pushed behind for a corner by Greg Fleming.

The Blue Toon began brightly after the interval and Jamie Stevenson lofted a ball over the top for Willie Gibson, who fired straight at Colin McCabe.

But the decisive moment arrived in the 63rd minute after a slick move. 

Andrew Lyons found Stokes and his lay-off was delightfully curled in with the ouside of Devaney’s boot from 18 yards.

The 53 visiting fans were happy and Robbie McCourt could have given the Dubliners a cushion when he rounded Fleming in the 70th minute but he was unable to direct his effort on target from a tight angle.

As Peterhead pushed men forward in the closing stages, they were left exposed at the back and Ryan Graydon could have killed the contest when he was through on goal, only to be foiled by Fleming.

Peterhead were denied the chance of a penalty shoot-out right at the death when Brown struck the crossbar. 

Gibson’s inswinging cross was knocked down by substitute Russell McLean and just when Jack Leitch was away to strike the ball with his left foot, Brown nipped in and saw his effort smash the frame of the goal.

Very unfortunate or luck of the Irish?

 

PETERHEAD

Fleming, Home (Dunlop 75), Eadie, J.Brown, Stevenson, Ferry, Gibson, S.Brown (Norris 82), Leitch, Kavanagh (McLean 68), McAllister

Unused. Lyle.

 

ATT 

713

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 0
  • Away Team Bohemians 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
  • Banner Sub Title Crossbar denies Peterhead a penalty shoot-out in cup

PETERHEAD 0

EDINBURGH CITY 1

 

Peterhead and Edinburgh traded places in League 2 as the Blue Toon lost the match and top spot following a disappointing display.

Blair Henderson headed in the winner early in the second half to end the Buchan team’s unbeaten start.

Barring a double save in the sixth minute to deny Derek Lyle and Jack Leitch, visiting goalkeeper Callum Antell had nothing to do.

Greg Fleming was rarely troubled either, although when he did pull off a fine stop in the 52nd minute to keep out Scott Shepherd’s shot, his team-mates were unable to help him out.

Instead, City kept the ball alive in the penalty area and Graham Taylor crossed for Henderson, who could barely miss from a couple of yards out.

The wind was at Peterhead’s back at this stage and while there was huff and puff, nothing near strong enough to blow Edinburgh’s defence down.

The Blue Toon were having such a bad day that boss Jim McInally decided to haul off Rory McAllister, who had scored in all four matches previous.

Willie Gibson was substituted as well, with the manager sensing either could have seen red as frustration started to get the better of them.

But any player in blue could have got the hook in a performance not in keeping with Peterhead’s previous three victories.

 

PETERHEAD

Fleming, W.Gibson (Home 81), J.Brown, Eadie, Stevenson, Ferry, S.Brown, Leitch, Lyle, McLean (Kavanagh 64) McAllister (Norris 81)

Unused. R.Gibson. McCracken. McDonald

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 0
  • Away Team Edinburgh City 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
  • Banner Sub Title Teams swap places following Balmoor result
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