Peterhead draw a blank but continue unbeaten run

Even the return of Rory McAllister to the Peterhead side couldn't help them to victory.
Even the return of Rory McAllister to the Peterhead side couldn't help them to victory.

Peterhead drew a blank with Stranraer on Tuesday night in a game which will not live too long in the memory.

Peterhead have earned the reputation of being serial scorers this term, having netted 70 in the league so far. However, they could not find a way through a stubborn Stranraer defence .

Stranraer did muster a couple of openings, which they will feel they should have done better with. Andy Stirling was denied by a great block from Scott Ross in the 14th minute after Willie Gibson’s cross was palmed out by Graeme Smith into his path.

In the 36th minute, Scott Robertson fired over the crossbar from 12 yards when latching on to Kyle Turner’s cutback from the right flank.

The second period was better from a home perspective although creating openings still proved problematic, with a well-drilled Stranraer determined to pick up at least a point to move into the top four above Airdrie and Albion Rovers.

Leighton McIntosh came on as a substitute and Nicky Riley was also introduced but Peterhead had to settle for a share of the spoils. Certainly not the worst outcome for a team, which failed to take a single point off Stranraer last season. This term, they managed eight, which signals Peterhead’s improvement.