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PETERHEAD 3-0 EDINBURGH CITY

Peterhead capitalised on their extra man to defeat Edinburgh City at Balmoor and continue their fine form.

Rory McAllister took his scoring tally to 20 for the season by bagging a double while Jordon Brown came off the bench to net for the second game in a row.

All that after Chris McKee was red carded for the visitors, who gave a decent account of themselves, particularly in the first half.

McKee, two minutes after the interval, pulled down McAllister when the striker was clean through on goal.  The spot=kick was dispatched by the Blue Toon top scorer and from there, the game was much more straightforward for Jim McInally's men.

McAllister will feel he should have added another in the 63rd minute when he intercepted a short backpass from Craig Beattie. The 30 year old opted to try and clip the ball over Calum Antell but the visiting goalkeeper read his mind and made the save..

That was the second one-on-one opportunity that McAllister had passed up, having done so in the first period as well, but he was clinical in the 72nd minute, stabbing home from close range to put Peterhead two-up.

Moments later, Brown got in on the scoring act, picking up the pieces after Jack Leitch's shot broke the way of the substitute six yards out.

There were further chances in the closing stages but this was a good day for the Aberdeenshire team, with the top two, Montrose and Stirling Albion, failing to win their games.

It means that victory over Stirling on Tuesday would see the Blue Toon become the new league leaders.

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 3
  • Away Team Edinburgh City 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Blue Toon close in on League 2 summit after Balmoor victory

 

PETERHEAD 3-0 RAITH ROVERS
By Glenn Moir

 

Part-time versus full-time, League 2 up against League 1.

It might have pointed to an away win before kick off.

But given Peterhead’s excellent home record in the knock-out competitions, it was not a big surprise that they dumped Raith Rovers out of the Scottish Cup.

The Blue Toon made it five out of five at Balmoor this season, with a commanding and fully-deserved 3-0 win.

Jordon Brown scored his first goal of an injury-hit campaign with a superb header before Rory McAllister helped himself to a double.

This was after Peterhead had dominated the first period, aided by the wind, racking up 10 corners, some of which resulted in headers missing the target.

Greg Fleming did have one important save to make just after the re-start, foiling Jonathon Court from close range after Liam Buchanan’s initial shot was blocked.

But that was the only uncomfortable moment from a home perspective and when Jim McInally’s men did make the breakthrough in the 55th minute, a home win seemed inevitable.

Jamie Stevenson clipped in a cross from the right and Brown, on as a first half sub for the injured Simon Ferry, rose eight yards out to nod past former team-mate Graeme Smith.

Two minutes later, Brown picked out McAllister, who got in behind the Raith defence to bury a shot inside the far post.

There were further opportunities for the hosts to extend their lead with the front two, Russell McLean and McAllister, a constant threat and the latter netted a sublime solo effort with five minutes remaining.

Peterhead broke rapidly from a corner and McAllister ran from the half-way line down the left channel. There were options for the striker to pass but he opted to go alone, skipping past Jamie Watson and smashing an angled left foot drive into the top corner.

The Blue Toon safely into round four and they will learn their next opponents on Monday.

 

                             Fleming
Ja.Brown Robertson McCracken McIlduff
        Stevenson Gibson Ferry Leitch
                  McLean McAllister

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 3
  • Away Team Raith Rovers 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Blue Toon score three second half goals in impressive win

PETERHEAD 3-0 RAITH ROVERS
By Glenn Moir

 

Part-time versus full-time, League 2 up against League 1.

It might have pointed to an away win before kick off.

But given Peterhead’s excellent home record in the knock-out competitions, it was not a big surprise that they dumped Raith Rovers out of the Scottish Cup.

The Blue Toon made it five out of five at Balmoor this season, with a commanding and fully-deserved 3-0 win.

Jordon Brown scored his first goal of the season with a superb header before Rory McAllister helped himself to a double.

This was after Peterhead had dominated the first period, aided by the wind, racking up 10 corners, some of which resulted in headers missing the target.

Greg Fleming did have one important save to make just after the re-start, foiling Jonathon Court from close range after Liam Buchanan’s initial shot was blocked.

But that was the only uncomfortable moment from a home perspective and when Jim McInally’s men did make the breakthrough in the 55th minute, a home win seemed inevitable.

Jamie Stevenson clipped in a cross from the right and Brown, on as a first half sub for the injured Simon Ferry, rose eight yards out to nod past former team-mate Graeme Smith.

Two minutes later, Brown picked out McAllister, who got in behind the Raith defence to bury a shot inside the far post.

There were further opportunities for the hosts to extend their lead with the front two, Russell McLean and McAllister, a constant threat and the latter netted a sublime solo effort with five minutes remaining.

Peterhead broke rapidly from a corner and McAllister ran from the half-way line down the left channel. There were options for the striker to pass but he opted to go alone, skipping past Jamie Watson and smashing an angled left foot drive into the top corner.

The Blue Toon safely into round four and they will learn their next opponents on Monday.

 

                           Fleming
Ja.Brown Robertson McCracken McIlduff
        Stevenson Gibson Ferry Leitch
                 McLean McAllister

PETERHEAD 3-0 RAITH ROVERS
By Glenn Moir

 

Part-time versus full-time, League 2 up against League 1.

It might have pointed to an away win before kick off.

But given Peterhead’s excellent home record in the knock-out competitions, it was not a big surprise that they dumped Raith Rovers out of the Scottish Cup.

The Blue Toon made it five out of five at Balmoor this season, with a commanding and fully-deserved 3-0 win.

Jordon Brown scored his first goal of the season with a superb header before Rory McAllister helped himself to a double.

This was after Peterhead had dominated the first period, aided by the wind, racking up 10 corners, some of which resulted in headers missing the target.

Greg Fleming did have one important save to make just after the re-start, foiling Jonathon Court from close range after Liam Buchanan’s initial shot was blocked.

But that was the only uncomfortable moment from a home perspective and when Jim McInally’s men did make the breakthrough in the 55th minute, a home win seemed inevitable.

Jamie Stevenson clipped in a cross from the right and Brown, on as a first half sub for the injured Simon Ferry, rose eight yards out to nod past former team-mate Graeme Smith.

Two minutes later, Brown picked out McAllister, who got in behind the Raith defence to bury a shot inside the far post.

There were further opportunities for the hosts to extend their lead with the front two, Russell McLean and McAllister, a constant threat and the latter netted a sublime solo effort with five minutes remaining.

Peterhead broke rapidly from a corner and McAllister ran from the half-way line down the left channel. There were options for the striker to pass but he opted to go alone, skipping past Jamie Watson and smashing an angled left foot drive into the top corner.

The Blue Toon safely into round four and they will learn their next opponents on Monday.

 

                           Fleming
Ja.Brown Robertson McCracken McIlduff
        Stevenson Gibson Ferry Leitch
                 McLean McAllister

 

PETERHEAD 2-3 STENHOUSEMUIR

By Glenn Moir

 

Twice Peterhead came from behind but a penalty in the closing stages meant their wretched record against Stenhousemuir continued.

Mark McGuigan won and converted the spot-kick in the 81st minute to end the Blue Toon’s three-match winning streak in League 2.

What made the outcome more frustrating for Jim McInally’s team was the results elsewhere, with the top two - Stirling Albion and Montrose - both dropping points.

Stenny, who went level with third-top Peterhead in the table, opened the scoring in the 13th minute.

Eddie Ferns skipped Jason Brown and stood up a cross to the back post for McGuigan, who stooped to head in from close range.

Midway through the half, Rory McAllister was unfortunate with a superbly-taken 25 yard free-kick, which rattled the frame of the goal. The ball hit the underside of the crossbar, rebounded off goalkeeper Chris Smith and went behind for a corner.

Jack Leitch was also denied by the woodwork at the start of the second half, the midfielder’s low shot from the left side of the penalty area striking the post.

But the lively Leitch did come up with the equaliser in the 53rd minute with a drive from just inside the penalty area, which squirmed under Smith.

Peterhead trailed again in the 71st minute after conceding another back post header. Jamie Longworth flighted a telling delivery for Mick Dunlop, who nodded past the helpless Greg Fleming.

Back came the hosts again seven minutes later. This time Willie Gibson swung over a fine free-kick and Jason Brown found himself unmarked to bury a six yard header into the net.

At that point, a win rather than a draw looked likely for Peterhead but a clumsy David McCracken challenge in the 81st minute put paid to their hopes. The Blue Toon skipper hauled down McGuigan, who dusted himself down to convert the resulting penalty.

Slack defending dearly cost Peterhead, who were not helped by some questionable calls by referee Scott Millar.

McAllister was denied, what appeared to be, a blatant penalty in the second period after a foul by Harry Paton, while Stenny’s Smith made a great finger-tip save and got a goal-kick for his troubles!

 

                             Fleming
Ja.Brown Robertson McCracken McIlduff
           S.Brown Ferry Gibson Leitch
                    McLean McAllister

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 2
  • Away Team Stenhousemmuir 3
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
  • Banner Sub Title McGuigan delivers knock-out in topsy-turvy game

 

ELGIN 0-2 PETERHEAD

Rory McAllister’s double at Elgin gave Peterhead their third straight win in League 2 to consolidate third spot and stay three points behind leaders Stirling Albion.

The Blue Toon travelled to Moray having already defeated the Black and Whites twice this season, without conceding a goal, in the Betfred Cup and the league.

The Balmoor men were without skipper David McCracken so Allan Smith came into the team with midfielder Scott Brown slotting back into the defence.

McAllister, wearing the captain’s armband, kept up his rich vein of form by opening the scoring in the 24th minute with a shot from inside the penalty area, which found the bottom corner.

Elgin, whose new boss Gavin Price was named Manager of the Month for October prior to the fixture, tried to find a route back into the match.

However, McAllister got his and Peterhead’s second in the 71st minute by beating Marc Waters to the ball before bundling it in.

That was the Blue Toon frontman’s ninth goal in his last four outings and his 16th so far this season in all competitions.

 

Additional Info

  • Home Team Elgin 0
  • Away Team Peterhead 2
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Third straight League 2 win for in-form Blue Toon
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