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Peterhead are the new League 2 leaders after beating basement side Albion Rovers in a game of two halves at windswept Balmoor.

Derek Lyle kept up his excellent recent form to grab the two goals, which proved just enough.

The Blue Toon impressed in the first half while Albion were in disarray but the visitors got their act together after the interval and reduced the deficit.

The home side needed Greg Fleming to make some important saves to preserve their lead but they held on to move above Edinburgh, who were beaten by Clyde.

Paddy Boyle picked up an injury in the warm-up but the late change to the starting line-up did not hinder Peterhead, who began positively.

Rory McAllister, literally straight from the kick-off, fired inches over with a cheeky effort from the centre spot.

In fact, it was an indication of how strong the overhead conditions were that Albion’s John Cunningham tried the exact same thing at the start of the second period and his 50 yarder was tipped over by Fleming.

But McAllister was the key man before the break, laying on both goals for Lyle.

The opener arrived in the fifth minute when the Blue Toon captain chased a long punt forward and then clipped the ball across for his striker partner Lyle to shoot past Peter Morrison.

Morrison had a fine game but it was his lapse, which brought about Peterhead’s second. 

The goalkeeper’s misplaced pass was seized upon by McAllister, who squared for Lyle to slot in his fifth goal from his last three appearances.

Some neat combination play in the 21st minute nearly produced a third but Ryan Dow was denied by Morrison and countless other chances went awry.

You still sensed two goals would be enough but Albion were a different proposition in the second half.

They carried a threat and had Peterhead on the back foot, although McAllister could have settled the contest with a breakaway in the 64th minute.  Instead, he took a bad touch and ended up shooting wide of the target.

Albion set up a nervy ending by scoring in the 71st minute from a set-piece, Barry Eley heading in Gerard Hernando Escuriola’s corner at the front post.

Fleming saved well from Jamie Watson’s 22 yard free-kick with five minutes left as Peterhead stood firm to go top of the table.


Fleming, J.Brown, Stevenson, Eadie, W.Gibson, Ferry, S.Brown, Leitch (Home 87), Dow, McAllister (McLean 68), Lyle (Kavanagh 75)

Unused. R.Gibson. McDonald


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Clyde 1

Peterhead 3


Peterhead kept up their 100% away record with a hard-fought victory against Clyde at Broadwood.

Substitute Derek Lyle scored two second half goals after Scott Brown had given the Blue Toon an interval lead.

Both sides had a player sent off but Jim McInally’s men headed home with the points to stay hot on the heals of League 2 leaders Edinburgh City, who won at Stirling.

Brown fired in the opener in the 20th minute, shooting into the bottom corner with a fine effort from outside the penalty area.

Mick Dunlop was shown a red card for a challenge on David Goodwillie in the 62nd minute, prompting Cammy Eadie to take the place of Ross Kavanagh.

But Clyde’s numerical advantage lasted just three minutes as Tom Lang was given his marching orders for picking up a second yellow.

Lyle had just replaced Rory McAllister at this point and the veteran striker came up with a clinical finish in the 73rd minute to put Peterhead in command.

When Paddy Boyle put the ball through his own net in the 78th minute, the home team were given encouragement but Lyle bent in a beauty from distance with six minutes remaining to make it six straight wins for the visitors.

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Peterhead 3

Kelty Hearts 2

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Jim McInally will take Peterhead to face his former club Morton in the Scottish Cup third round.

It follows the Blue Toon’s victory over Kelty Hearts, who put on a decent display at Balmoor.

Russell McLean, Rory McAllister and substitute Derek Lyle got the goals but the home team had to work for their win.

Kelty announced Barry Ferguson as their new manager on Thursday and although the former Rangers and Scotland captain was not in the away dugout, the Lowland League leaders looked eager to impress.

That said, the tie did not start well for them as Conrad Courts misplaced a seventh minute pass and McLean pounced to slot past Scott Christie.

Peterhead were unable to build on their lead though, and they let the visitors back into the contest in the 20th minute.

Stephen Husband whipped in a free-kick from the left and Ciaren Chalmers buried a header past Greg Fleming.

McInally’s men were better in the second half and created several chances but it looked like it would not be McAllister’s day when he had a header chalked off for offside before striking the upright.

However, McAllister would not be denied in the 74th minute as Peterhead regained the initiative.

The Blue Toon captain laid the ball off to Lyle, who clipped a fine cross to the back post and McAllister nodded past Christie from a few yards out.

Lyle then headed in Peterhead’s third in the last minute, directing Jamie Stevenson’s corner into the net from the centre of the box.

Although the contest was now over, the scoring was not as Kelty pulled one back in stoppage time through Matthew Gay from another Husband set-piece but it was too little too late for the ambitious Fife club.



Fleming, Stevenson, J.Brown, Dunlop, Boyle, Ferry, W.Gibson (Lyle 73), Leitch (Kavanagh 56), S.Brown, McLean, McAllister

Unused. R.Gibson. McCracken. Eadie. Home

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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

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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.

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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.



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




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