PETERHEAD travelled to Tynecastle at the weekend to face the probable favourites in this year’s Scottish Cup tie, only to give Tynecastle their toughest game of the season so far.
This was a highly competitive encounter played at a fast tempo throughout and both teams produced some excellent passing football from start to finish.
Peterhead took the lead through Jamie Ramsay on 20 minutes when he latched onto a through ball near the penalty area and slotted home with a composed finish.
They went on to create several more openings in the first period, playing with fluency, pace and style when in possession and working tirelessly to pressurise their opponents when not.
On 43 minutes a Tynecastle shot from outside the area was misshit and a slip-up in front of goals allowed the Tynecastle striker an easy tap in.
The second half saw Peterhead come out with vigour and determination and on 60 minutes they won a free kick on the right hand side 40 yards out.
Cameron Buchan fired in a great whipping cross to Steven Davidson who beat the offside trap to bullet a terrific header into the net much to the delight of the away support.
On 80 minutes Peterhead had the chance to wrap the game up when Ryan Gordon’s fast feet and great ability took him past three defenders to hit a magnificent shot only for the keeper to pull off a great save.
With time running out Tynecastle threw everything they had at the boys but nothing rellay troubled them. Then on 86 minutes a long throw into the Peterhead box was guided goalwards off the head of Tynecastle’s big sweeper and it sneaked into the far corner of the net.
Peterhead started extra time pushing Tynecastle back and they created a series of chances with the ball flashing dangerously across the goalmouth several times only for it to be sent wide of goal.
This proved to be costly as Tynecaslte hit on the break in a two-minute spell scoring twice with great passing moves.
Chances were few and far between as both teams cancelled each other out. Tynecastle saw the game out much to the relief of their players and coaching staff. In only the extra time period were Tynecastle the more superior team.
Fitness and in all probability the effects of the journey took its toll, but well done to each and every team member for the commitment and effort they displayed during the game while representing Peterhead Boys Club.
PBC: Buchan, Ferris, Weir, Heatherwick, C. Buchan, Ritchie, Kelly ,Ramsay, Innes, Davidson, Gordon. Subs: Norrie, Alexander, Bruce, Gray, W. Buchan.