Peterhead battle back to take a point against Dunfermline

Peterhead's Rory McAllister
Peterhead's Rory McAllister

Peterhead came away with a valuable point against Dunfermline on Saturday.

Although the home side dominated early on, the Blue Toon battled their way back to clinch a vital point in a game which they could easily have lost.

The Pars took the lead when Michael Moffat was tripped by Scott Ross on the edge of the box and Ross Forbes drilled home the resulting free-kick.

Rather than implode as they had done against Dunfermline back in September, Jim McInally’s men re-grouped and battled on and were rewarded when Lewis Martin was penalised for a foul on Cammy Kerr in the second half and up stepped Rory McAllister to convert from 12 yards.

In a moment of controversy, Andy Geggan was dismissed for retaliation after clashing with Andy Rodgers, who was booked.

Rodgers had only been on the pitch less than a minute prior to the incident.

At the end of the day, Blue Toon boss McInally was happy to come away with a draw given the 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Dunfermline earlier in the season in what was another highly charged encounter.

The draw leaves Peterhead in seventh place, just four points off fourth spot and with two games in hand.