Chairman rallies fans for crucial fixture

RORY MCALLISTER OPENS THE SCORING WITH A FREE KICK
RORY MCALLISTER OPENS THE SCORING WITH A FREE KICK

Peterhead chairman Rodger Morrison has called for as many fans as possible to try and attend tomorrow’s crucial league fixture away to Brechin.

The game could have a massive impact on the race for the play-offs for both teams and Morrison wants a strong away support to make the short trip down the A90.

The Blue Toon will be looking to remedy the disappointing 2-1 defeat to bottom club Stirling Albion on Saturday.

Jim McInally’s men went ahead early on against Albion when Rory McAllister netted in the fourth minute.

But the lead didn’t last long as the bottom side were level one minute later through Lewis Coult then with only five minutes remaining in the match the Binos scored through midfielder Andy Stirling to secure three points in their fight to avoid relegation.

The result could have been disastrous for Peterhead’s play-off spot chase had rivals Brechin and Airdrieonians not also slipped up against Forfar and Stranraer respectively.

Dunfermline managed to pull themselves back into the race and now only four points separate Peterhead in seventh and Brechin in fourth, meaning the result of tonight’s match will be crucial for both teams.

Following tonight’s match all teams in League 1 will have played the same amount of games, giving a clearer idea of who the front runner for the coveted fourth spot will be.

Peterhead will be looking to replicate last Saturday’s performance against The Hedgemen at Balmoor which saw Gary McDonald, David Cox and Jordan Brown give them a 3-0 win, ending Brechin’s long standing unbeaten run in the progress.

However, Brechin will go into the game knowing three points will not only help secure their spot in the top four but also move them above Stranraer into third and put them back in the title race.

Peterhead have not won an away game since beating Aidrieonians at the Excelsior Stadium on January 10, having claimed only one point from a possible 15 on their travels since then.

However, the Toon have done well at Glebe Park so far this season, taking a draw and a cup win.

A supporters bus will be leaving from Balmoor at 4pm at a cost of £10 per person and anyone who wishes to book a seat needs to phone the club on 01779 478256 before 2pm.