Peterhead FC: Players’ proudest moment

CLYDE V PETERHEAD'(DUNCAN BROWN)''PETERHEAD ARE CROWNED CHAMPIONS - THE CHAMPAGNE STARTS TO FLOW
CLYDE V PETERHEAD'(DUNCAN BROWN)''PETERHEAD ARE CROWNED CHAMPIONS - THE CHAMPAGNE STARTS TO FLOW

Amidst the champagne and lager and dancing and singing, the Peterhead players told the Buchanie that this is undoubtedly their biggest achievement.

Manager Jim McInally has been eager to stress during the season that few of his charges have experience of lifting trophies.

Keeper Graeme Smith has a few medals in his cabinet from his days as Rangers’ back-up.

But despite a league title, Scottish Cup medal and a UEFA Cup runners up medal, Smith said: “This is fantastic.

“I’ve been very fortunate in my career to play with teams who have been successful.

“Some of them have won, some of them have lost but this is up there with the best of them.

“I feel as if I’ve earned this one because I’ve played every game.”

Former Aberdeen starlet Jordon Brown joined the club with much fanfare in the summer and is delighted his decision to leave Pittodrie has paid off.

He said: “To win a league championship could be a once in a lifetime experience.

“No matter what level it’s at it’s just an amazing feeling.

“It was a tough decision to move away from Aberdeen but I wanted to play more.

“Now we’re looking to the future. The sky is the limit for Peterhead because we’ve got a good manager, a good bunch of boys and we play at a good standard.

“Being part of a league winning team goes down in history.

“And with Aberdeen wining the cup it’s a dream year for the North East.”

Another player who dropped through the divisions to join the title campaign is Ross Smith, returning after last season’s loan.

He said: “It feels amazing. When I cam back in January I knew Peterhead had a good chance to win the league and I’ve never felt anything like this before.

“It’s one of the proudest days of my life and it will always be in my head.

“I just can’t wait to lift the trophy now.”