Toon come from behind to draw with Dons

PETERHEAD came from 2-0 down to draw with a young Aberdeen XI at Balmoor last Monday night.

The Dons side was mostly comprised of U19 players, but first team squad men Josh Magennis, Mitch Megginson and Michael Paton featured.

Peterhead named a mix of youth and experience, with the likes of Neil Duffy, Lewis Davidson and Scott Ross starting alongside Dennis Wyness, Martin Bavidge and Graeme Sharp.

It was two of the more experienced players who combined to put the ball in the Dons’ net just after the quarter hour, Wyness lofting the ball beyond young fullback Jamie Masson, and Sharp similarly lifting beyond Przyemslaw Lukasik, only to be denied by the offside flag.

Aberdeen responded and when Paton picked out Nicoise in the area just beyond the quarter-hour, he was felled by the challenge of Sellars. Magennis took responsibility for the spot kick but, after a bizarre angled run-up, crashed his spot kick off the bar.

Magennis made amends for his penalty miss when he snuck in behind Sellars to latch onto another Paton pass, this time rounding Duffy to stroke home from close range.

Dons U19 captain Nicky Low was involved when they doubled their advantage, picking out Megginson with a low pass, the striker cutting inside Ross before drilling low into the net.

Lukasik was called into action to deny Bavidge just before the interval. Magennis missed his header from a Strachan corner, and former Don Davidson ghosted in behind the big striker to head home at the near post.

Peterhead did draw level two minutes from time, however. Redman slid a ball to Rory McAllister, and the substitute did what he does best in firing home from 14 yards.