Blue Toon boss Jim McInally was delighted to bag all three points on Saturday, thanks to an impressive hat-trick from striker Rory McAllister.
McInally revealed after the game that the in-form striker had had a ‘shocker’ training session before the long trip to Ayr, but admitted that the game had not been an easy one to watch.
“It’s probably not been great for my blood pressure, but the game was great - it was two teams really going for it,” he said.
“Our supporters had travelled a long way to watch the game so I’m glad they seen us go for it rather than just sit back and defend.”
McAllister opened the scoring on eight minutes when he dribbled the ball into the box and shot past Ayr United goalie David Hutton.
Efforts on goal came from David Cox and Bryan Gilfillan shortly afterwards.
Ayr were lifted with the arrival of Craig Beattie, who came on to replace Peter McGill.
He immediately got into the thick of things and found himself in the perfect position to grab the equaliser.
The last 30 minutes of the game was end-to-end action as both teams battled hard for the winner.
On 72 minutes Rutkiewicz for Ayr was adjuged to have tripped Stevenson and up stepped McAllister who made no mistake from the penalty spot.
However, just three minutes later it was all square once again when Smith hauled down Donnelly and Ayr captain Scott McLaughlin coolly slotted home the second penalty of the game.
Peterhead kept up the pressure, however, and when McLaughlin proved short with a back header McAllister was there to pounce on the ball and rounded the keeper to slot home with winner.
The Blue Toon goalie had to look sharp as Ayr United pressured for the equaliser, but time ran out and Peterhead made the long trip back home with all three points in the bag.
Treat in store for
Blue Toon fans
Peterhead FC supporters are being offered a special treat of pie and chips this weekend.
Fans who are in the ground at Balmoor before 2.45pm for this weeks League 1 game against Brechin will enjoy the tasty treat.
Free stovies will also be available in the social club from 1.30pm.
Meanwhile, fans should be aware that as from this Saturday the club will be operating a ticket sales office for supporters to purchase their ticket prior to going to the turnstile.
Tickets will be available on the Friday prior to the game from the club’s main office and from 1pm on the Saturday of the game at the ticket office (which will be situated just beyond the main office).
No cash and ticket only (including season tickets) will be accepted at the turnstiles.
The reason for the change is to speed up the long queues at the turnstiles prior to kick-off.