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Thu 18 Jun 2015

Kevin Dzierzawski

After a long and protracted process the Club have received acceptance from the SFA to allow Kevin to proceed with his application for a work permit. The application should now be a formality and we hope to see Kevin back in the UK by the end of June. The former Queen of the South player from Michagan has agreed a two year deal and will train on a full basis with Paul Hartley at Dundee FC. Kevin thoroughly enjoyed his loan spell with the Club and can't wait to get back to complete pre-season with the Bloo Toon.

Thu 18 Jun 2015

Pre-Season Friendlies

Peterhead FC have now confirmed three pre-season friendly fixtures.

 

Saturday 11th July - Away To Buckie Thistle - 3pm Kickoff

Sunday 12th July - Away to Inverurie Locos - 1pm Kickoff

Saturday 18th July - Home to Aberdeen - 2pm Kickoff

 

Our first home game of the season will be against Aberdeen for the Scottish Week Challenge Cup. Bring along the family and get your Scottish Week off to a great start!

Adults: £10.00

Consessions: £5.00

Under 12's: Free

 

Get your Golden Ticket for the Petrofac Training Cup R1 Draw!

The Petrofac Training Cup round one draw takes place on Monday 29th June and for the first time supporters of all participating clubs – not least Peterhead – will be right at the heart of the action!

Petrofac Training Services, proud sponsors of the Cup, is offering pairs of “golden tickets” to supporters up and down the country to be front and centre when the 32 teams enter this year’s competition.

And best of all, Petrofac will allow one lucky supporter, picked on the day, to MAKE the draw alongside a football personality and our new live draw presenter Caroline Henderson.

It really is a case of “suits at the back” as fans come first to enjoy the draw - which will also be broadcast LIVE and for free on YouTube and petrofactrainingcup.com.

Here’s the details for supporters who win a Golden Ticket:

  • Petrofac Training Cup 2015-16 Round 1 Draw
  • St Mirren Park, Greenhill Road, Paisley
  • Golden Ticket holders arrival at 2pm
  • Draw at 2.30pm presented by Caroline Henderson
  • One lucky supporter will be invited to make the draw
  • Broadcast LIVE on SPFL YouTube channel & www.petrofactrainingcup.com

To enter the competition Peterhead supporters need to find one of our golden tweets, and submit their entry direct. Simply click to enter!

 

https://twitter.com/Petrofac_Cup?lang=en-gb

Competition closes Friday 12th June at 12pm. Entry also available at www.petrofactrainingcup.com/win.

Terms and conditions apply. Up to 32 pairs of tickets available. Winners contacted by Friday 19th June. Winners will have 48 hours from receipt of email to claim their golden ticket (instructions will be provided). Valid email address used for twitter account required. 

Annual May Ball is a great success

Peterhead FC held their May Ball at the Tufted Duck last Saturday 23rd May with top local band Revival providing the entertainment.

The Tufted Duck had their hall looking fantastic and laid on a delicious meal. A great night was had by all. A Silent Auction included 8 luxury items including Corporate Hospitality at the exclusive Bobby Moore Club for the FA Community Shield Final in August and Match Sponsor at Balmoor for the first game of the 2015-16 season.

 Highlights of the evening were the draw for the main shirt sponsor next season, won by Patron LFH Engineering and the naming of our prestigious Boardroom for which IOS Engineering put in the highest bid.

A big thank you to all who attended and to all who put in bids.  

Wed 20 May 2015

Squad Update

The following players have left the club, Reece Donaldson, Ryan McCann, Fraser McLaren and Dean Richardson. 

David Cox, Dean Cowie and Ross Smith have been offered terms but have not yet accepted.                           

Rory McAllister and Graeme Smith are still under extended contracts. Steven Noble, Jamie Redman, Jamie Stevenson, Ryan Strachan, Scott Ross, Jordon Brown, Nicky Riley have all re-signed. Andy Rogers has agreed terms. Kevin Dzierzawski is currently in the process of applying for an extension to his work permit and has also agreed terms.  Young Scot Adams will be added  to our squad after  a successful loan season at Buckie and another youngster Marc Lawrence who turned out as a trialist during the season has agreed to join us as soon as his season with Lewis Utd  Juveniles has finished. We are still negotiating with players that we hope to add to the squad and will keep you updated as and when things happen

We will bring you all the latest news regarding our full pre-season programme, including ticket information for the friendlies in due course.

Our first home friendly will be, 

 

Peterhead FC v Aberdeen FC

Balmoor Stadium

Saturday the 18th of July 2015

2pm KO

 

 

SCOTTISH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ANNOUNCES LADBROKES AS TITLE SPONSOR

 

-UK-based betting company agrees the biggest ever Scottish football title sponsorship in two-year deal starting season 2015/16-

 

The SPFL has today announced the betting company Ladbrokes as its title sponsor from season 2015/16, in a two-year deal which includes rights across all four leagues and 42 clubs. 

The deal is the biggest ever of its kind in Scottish football and will see the nation’s professional football leagues become known as the Ladbrokes Premiership, Ladbrokes Championship, Ladbrokes League 1 and Ladbrokes League 2 ahead of the start of the new season in August.

It marks the latest in a rich history of high-profile sports sponsorship and brand associations for Ladbrokes, which plans to run a host of activations through the different rights of its SPFL title partnership.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Ladbrokes to the SPFL’s growing family of key sponsors and partners and look forward to working with them from season 2015/16 at this truly exciting time for Scottish football.

“As an established and respected leading brand in its very competitive marketplace, Ladbrokes is a perfect partner for the SPFL and we have a shared vision of a positive future for professional league football in Scotland. Ladbrokes’ backing of Scottish football is hugely valued and appreciated and I say that not only on behalf of the SPFL but also for all 42 member clubs.

“Today’s announcement is the result of significant investment of energy and effort and further strengthens our optimism about the future health of the game in Scotland.

“With all that positivity comes an opportunity to tell the story of a modern, engaging and exciting Scottish football environment and we look forward to doing just that with all our partners including new title sponsor Ladbrokes.”   

Ladbrokes is a world leader in the betting and gaming industry with more than 2,100 shops and a great heritage and presence across UK sport.  It has recently sponsored Rugby Football League’s Challenge Cup, extended its backing of horse racing’s St Leger Festival at Doncaster and continues to sponsor The Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Welcoming the new partnership, Jim Mullen, CEO of Ladbrokes said: “We love football so we are delighted to be working with the SPFL on one of the best opportunities in British sport.

“This partnership will help to propel Ladbrokes and the SPFL to new heights and will put us at the heart of Scottish football throughout the year. Getting people engaged with great sport and making sure they share our passion is at the very core of everything we are about.

“Our customers support clubs at every level of Scottish football from the professional leagues that we sponsor to the local Sunday League stalwarts. The Scottish game deserves a committed supporter and our financial backing will help to ensure every level of the game benefits from Ladbrokes' involvement."

 

Big well done to Kirsty Reid who was our last mascot of the season, she even managed to colour coordinate her boots with the away team!!

The winners for April draw are -

£500 - Phyllis Mundie (Ball num: 103)

£200 - David Tait (Ball num: 85)

£100 - Irene Fraser (Ball num: 152)

The winners for February draw are -

£1000 Colin Anderson (Ball num: 80)

£500 - Ailsa Grant (Ball num: 185)

£200 - Alex Main (Ball num: 169)

£100 - Morag Chalmers (Ball num: 150)

The winners for February draw are -

£500 - Moira Jamieson (Ball num: 158)

£200 - Brian Rennie (Ball num: 62)

£100 - David Cox (Ball num: 93)

The winners for January draw are -

£500 - Alan Davidson (Ball num: 172)

£200 - Keith Paterson (Ball num: 189)

£100 - Nicola Haig (Ball num: 178)

Platinum Club Winners November 2014 

Winning Numbers,

£500 - Paul Jarvie (Ball num: 100)

£200 - Steve Brown (Ball num: 5)

£100 - David Tait (Ball num: 85)

The winners for Decembers draw are -

£1000 - George Wyness (Ball num: 105)

£1000 - Ewan Cairns (Ball num: 130)

£1000 - Alex Main (Ball num: 169)

£1000 - Mary Buchan (Ball num: 76)

£1000 - Brian Gilfillan (Ball num: 98)

 

£500 - May Watt (Ball num: 107)

£200 - Valerie McDonald (Ball num: 61)

£100 - Wannette Mundie (Ball num: 27

Platinum Club Winners October 2014 

Winning Numbers,

 

£500 - Paul Jarvie (Ball num: 100)

£200 - Steve Brown (Ball num: 5)

£100 - David Tait (Ball num: 85)

Platinum Club Winners September 2014

Winning Numbers

£1000 - (75) Norman Crighton (Ball num: 75)

£500 - (167) Lauren Bruce (Ball num: 167)

£200 - (5) Steve Brown (Ball num: 5)

£100 - (89) Jordan Brown (Ball num: 89)

 

Platinum Club Winners July 2014

Winning Numbers

£500       Michael Taylor (Ball num: 44)

£200       Stanley Crichton (Ball num: 51)

£100       Ian Small (Ball num: 92)

Platinum Club Winners June 2014

Winning Numbers

£1000 - GARY MASKAME (Ball num: 84)

£500 - DAWN FRASER (Ball num: 196)

£200 - GEORGE WYNESS (Ball num: 105)

£100 - TOM BEAGRIE (Ball num: 118)

Platinum Club Winners April 2014

Winning Numbers

£500   S. Gourlay (Ball num: 128)

£200   May Watt (Ball num: 107)

£100   James Robb (Ball num: 113)

 

Well done to all!

Platinum club promo button

Platinum Club Winners March 2014

Winning Numbers

£1000.00    Steve Brown (Ball num: 5)

£500.00      Leah Jamieson Hall (Ball num: 157)

£200.00      Stan Morgan (Ball num: 112)

£100.00      James Robb (Ball num: 113)

 

Well done to all the winners!

Platinum Club Winners February 2014

Winning Numbers

£500  Michael Morrison (Ball num: 125)

£200  Robert Buchan (Ball num: 131)

£100 Craig Keir (Ball num: 119)

Platinum Club Winners January 2014

Winning Numbers

£500  Alan Harris (Ball num: 114)

£200  John Buchan (Ball num: 41)

£100 Ken Grugeon (Ball num: 187)

 

Well done!!

Platinum Club Winners December 2013

Winning Numbers

£1000  Ball 9  Val Fulton

£1000  Ball 141  George Maskame

£1000  Ball 159  Gemma Cameron

£1000  Ball 54  Graham Mackie - Dales Engineering

£1000  Ball 168 Eric Fulton

£500  Ball 144  Ian McLean

£200  Ball 189  Keith Paterson

£100  Ball 133  Louise Coutts

Unfortunately an error was made in announcing the name of ball no 144 at the draw yesterday when Alan Harris was announced. However, this was clarified to the people concerned on the day. We apologise for this mis-understanding.

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.

Peterhead eased into the Second Division play-off final with a convincing win over Queen's Park.

Peterhead, already 1-0 ahead after the first leg in Glasgow, went ahead after four minutes through David Cox, who added his second six minutes later.

Top scorer Rory McAllister ended the game as a contest by stretching the lead further after 64 minutes.

Peterhead's Ryan Strachan was sent off with 10 minutes left, but Lawrence Shankland's reply came too late.

Cox had opened the scoring in the fourth minute when he neatly converted McAllister's pull-back from the right.

The same pair combined for Peterhead's second shortly afterwards.

This time, McAllister crossed from the left with Cox driving the ball into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

The home side added a third just after the hour when David Anderson brought down Graeme Sharp and Cox's free-kick was nodded home by McAllister.

Peterhead were reduced to 10 men when Strachan was shown a straight red card for violent conduct.

Although Lawrence Shankland pulled a goal back with a well-taken volley, the visitors comfortably held on to progress.

Peterhead: Graeme Smith, Scott Ross, Ross Smith, Gilfillan, Sharp, Noble, Redman, Cowie (Strachan 66),Cox (McGlinchey 75), McAllister, Rodgers (McCann 66). Subs Not Used: Jarvie, Fitzgerald.

Sent Off: Strachan (80). Booked: Cowie, Rodgers, McAllister. Goals: Cox 4,10, McAllister 64.

Queen's Park: Parry, Gallacher, Brough, Robertson, Giuseppe Capuano (McParland 46),Anderson, Connolly, Quinn (Longworth 75),Spittal, Watt (Burns 46), Shankland. Subs Not Used: Lochhead, Keenan.

Booked: Watt, Quinn, Anderson, Robertson. Goals: Shankland 87. A

Att: 954

Ref: Paul Robertson

If consistency of selection and performance is the holy grail of part time teams in the third division, it was so close to being achieved at Balmoor on Saturday, an injury in training deprived Jim McInally from naming an unchanged side for the third match running, with Ryan Strachan getting the nod to start, with Greg Alexander joining on the bench.

It was a still unseasonably cold at Balmoor, but Peterhead opened brightly with Jamie Redman winning the ball from a Graeme Smith clearance, his pass found Rory McAllister in space in the centre of the park, he in turn fed Ryan Strachan out on the left, where he jinked his way past his marker but fired his shot wide of the post. The game got scrappy for a while and that suited birthday boy Dean Cowie who stole the ball off the Annan defence as they struggled to clear, he slipped the ball to McAllister and as the centre half closed him down to squared the ball to David Cox, who seemed certain to score, however the Galabankies keeper Alex Mitchell parried the ball straight to Rory McAllister, but the Blue Toon top scorer found the post with his effort.

Peterhead were dominating the game now and looked to have gone in front, as Rory McAllister broke down the left leaving the Annan defence trailing, his powerful shot seemed to be spilled by goalkeeper Alex Mitchell and Jamie Redman had made good ground to tap in from close range, Referee Dallas however denied the goal saying Redman had caught the keeper.

Annan were then stung into a reaction with Graeme Smith forced to make stops from an in swinging corner and then a long range drive from David Hopkirk. It looked to be one of those days for Peterhead when a ball up the line from Graeme Sharp was nodded on by David Cox, into the path of McAllister, who drove into the box, only to be tumbled, the ball broke to Dean Cowie who stroked the ball past the keeper only to see his effort cleared off the line.

The second half started with a change for Peterhead, Dean Cowie suffered a knock to his knee and Martin Bavidge came on, Peterhead kept the pressure on Annan and long range efforts from first Ryan Strachan and McAllister were well saved by Mitchell. Martin Bavidge had the best chance to open the scoring on 66 minutes after great link up play with McAllister saw him play the ball out wide and the return cross from Rory saw his glancing header go wide with the keeper beaten.

Peterhead finally made the breakthrough 4 minutes later after a long clearance from Smith was headed on by Bavidge to Rory McAllister, who’s first touch took him past the defender and race around the stranded Annan keeper to slot the ball home for the striker’s fifteenth league goal of the season.

Peterhead were now on top and the forward line of Bavidge, Cox and McAllister were linking well together, all three contributed to Peterhead’s next chance on 75 minutes, some neat one twos split the Annan defence and David Cox powered past into the box, sidestepping the keeper to get onto his favoured foot but Mitchell clawed the ball from his toes. A one nil lead is always perilous and Blue Toon hearts were fluttering on 84 minutes when Swinglehurst beat everyone in the box to meet a in swinging corner, Graeme Smith forced to pull off a great save at his back post.

The points were wrapped up in the ninetieth minute though as a poor clearance from Mitchell was won in midfield by Redman, his freed up Sharp on the right, who raced away from the Annan defence, his fierce shot was parried out to a grateful Rory McAllister to slot home his and the Toon’s second of the day.

Boss McInally revealed: “I said to the players at half- time not to go chasing the game and do anything silly. It’s easy to get desperate but I told them if they kept at it we could win the game. To be fair, I felt Martin Bavidge made a big difference when he came on. Rory is in great form just now and the team is playing with confidence. Hopefully that can continue.”

Peterhead missed out on the chance to go second in the Third Division after felllow promotion hopefuls Queens Park left Balmoor with the points.

Steven Noble diverted Jamie Longworth's cross into his own net to give the Spiders a half time lead and the Blue Toon's task of salvaging something from the match became tougher when Lawrence Shankland scored a second for the visitors early in the second half.

The Blue Toon saw plenty of the ball in the second period but they failed to trouble Neil Parry as the hosts tumbled a place to fourth in the table, behind Montrose who defeated Annan.

Peterhead came into the match off the back of an uninspiring goalless draw against Stirling Albion.  Manager Jim McInally made a couple of changes with Ryan Strachan and Steven Noble returning in place of Scott Ross and Conner McGlinchey.

They should have made the perfect start, Andy Rodgers passing up a great opportunity inside the first minute.  The on loan Stenhousemuir striker latched onto a neat throughball but with just the goalkeeper to beat, he fired straight at Parry and then sent the rebound into the side-netting.

It was a let-off for Queens Park, who got themselves in front in fortunate circumstances in the 14th minute.  Jamie Longworth broke into the box on the left, took the ball around Graeme Smith and, as he tried to pick out a team-mate,, the ball smashed off the legs of Noble and into the net.

The Hampden side went onto enjoy a good spell of possession and had a couple of efforts at goal.  However, they almost doubled their advantage in the 29th minute through Longworth.  He looked up and bent a curling 25 yard effort towards the top corner but Smith pulled off a superb save to touch the ball behind for a corner.

Peterhead could still have been level at the break though, despite being second best for much of the half.  David Cox shot wide from a tight angle after being played in by Rory McAllister.

Then, seconds before the interval, McAllister was denied by Parry with a close range effort, which stemmed from a Peterhead set-piece.

But Queens Park still carried out a threat and they made it 2-0 five minutes after the restart.  A ball flashed across goal from the left and Shankland was handily placed to prod home from close range.

McInally turned to the bench to try and revive his team and one of his substitutes Bryan Gilfillan had three opportunities to pull a goal back.  The best of those was a free header in the 66th minute from a Cox corner, which he sent high over the crossbar when he ought to have hit the target.

McAllister then cut in from the left and smashed a shot towards goal.  His effort was going wide as Cox threw himself at the ball to try and divert it on target.

Peterhead continued to probe until the final whistle and did have the ball in the net in stoppage time but referee Greg Aitken spotted a foul on Parry as the Blue Toon's winless run at Balmoor stretched to five matches

PETERHEAD

G.Smith, McCann (Gilfillan 62), Noble, Strachan, R.Smith, Cowie, Cox, Redman (McGlinchey 84), McAllister, Rodgers (Sharp 67), McLaughlin

unused. Tully, Jarvie

QUEENS PARK

Parry, Spittal, Robertson, Little, Bradley, Capuano, Connolly, Urquhart, Longworth, Shankland (McVey 90), Burns

unused. Gibson, Coll, O'Hara, Lochhead

REF

ATT 479

Honours even Balmoor.

Rory McAllister and Darren Lavery scored in the opening six minutes as Berwick held Peterhead to a 1-1 draw.

The Blue Toon took the lead in the fifth minute when McAllister's superb free-kick found the top corner of Marc McCallum's net from 35 yards out, but their advantage was short-lived.

Darren Lavery pulled Berwick level one minute later when he found the top left of goal from just outside the penalty area after good work from fellow striker Dylan Easton on the right channel in the build up to the goal.

The match could have gone either way as both teams had a number of chances in the second half, but it ended all square as both teams defended well.

Report courtesy of SFL website.

The Blue Toon brought a valuable point back from the National Stadium, but had goalkeeper Graeme Smith to thank as a string of fine saves kept them level against an impressive Queen’s Park side. The home side had the better chances throughout, with their right-flank combination of Paul McGinn and Aidan Connolly particularly effective.

The Toon welcomed Scott Ross back after suspension and Jamie Redman came back into the starting eleven after the head injury he picked up against Elgin City saw him restricted to a seat on the bench last Saturday. Robbie Winters also started, with Rory McAllister and Graeme Sharp dropping to the bench. David Cox also dropped to the role of substitute as his permanent move to Balmoor was only confirmed after Jim McInally had picked his team. Martin Bavidge was tasked with dropping deep to help nullify the threat of the Spiders right-flank duo Paul McGinn and Aidan Connolly but all too often Blue Toon left-back Steven Noble was left exposed.

The first chance came after just two minutes, McGinn providing the cross from the right which Tony Quinn headed wide of the upright, and a few minutes later, David Anderson ran onto a loose ball in the area, only to send his effort fizzing past the post. Peterhead had offered little going forward in the opening stages, but the vision of Ryan Strachan saw him take a quick free-kick to Winters after 18 minutes. The striker was challenged and the ball broke towards Noble, only for Ricky Little to avert the danger.

Within a minute, the Spiders should have been ahead, and Peterhead had keeper Smith to thank for keeping the scores level. Again it was McGinn who sent in a cross from the right, this time met by Michael Keenan, only for Smith to get a strong hand to the ball and turn it clear.

McInally was constantly tinkering with his side to find a way into the game and, as the first half wore on, they began to get a foothold in the game. Encouraged, they made a strong start to the second half. Scott Ross had two headers in the space of three minutes, the first going wide from a Ryan Strachan corner and the second seeing him turn Scott McLaughlin’s right-wing delivery over the bar.

The former Aberdeen man showed his prowess at the other end, as he read a dangerous Sean Burns cross and dived full length to head behind. McAllister was introduced with 25 minutes to go, and within two minutes he had played in Winters with a neat pass, only for the veteran striker to be crowded out.

At the other end, Connolly and Quinn combined to set Keenan up with a fine chance, which Smith did well to save. Connolly though he had put his side in front as he turned home from the rebound, but Quinn was penalised for a foul as he battled to win the loose ball.

And the home side came close again, twice, in injury time with substitute Lawrence Shankland sending the best of the efforts into the side-netting when he really should have done better. After struggling to get a grip on the game in the first half, the share of the points will be welcome, but McInally will be looking for improvement in this Sunday’s match against Rangers at Balmoor.

PETERHEAD: Graeme Smith, Dean Cowie (Graeme Sharp, 72), Steven Noble, Scott Ross, Ross Smith, Ryan Strachan, Ryan McCann, Jamie Redman, Robbie Winters (David Cox, 72), Martin Bavidge (Rory McAllister, 64), Scott McLaughlin. Subs not used: Tully, Jarvie (gk)

Booked: G. Smith, Sharp, R. Smith, McCann, McLaughlin.

Att: 584

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