Toon end Brechin’s 17 game ubeaten run

Peterhead's Rory McAllister gets past Craig Storie
Peterhead's Rory McAllister gets past Craig Storie

Scottish League 1

Two stunning wins over top four sides in the space of four days showed the Blue Toon’s promotion credentials.

PETERHEAD'S KEVIN DZIERZAWSKI AND ROSS SMITH CLEAR FROM GERRY MCLAUCHLIN

PETERHEAD'S KEVIN DZIERZAWSKI AND ROSS SMITH CLEAR FROM GERRY MCLAUCHLIN

In a division where each team has something to play for, Peterhead ended City’s club record 17 game unbeaten run in a match with little in it, the goals apart.

But it’s that commodity that counts and another three in an accomplished performance indicated that a place in the top four is not beyond them.

There were two changes from the side that beat Forfar, Ross Smith replacing the suspended Ryan Strachan and Rory McAllister starting ahead of David Cox who was to come off the bench and make quite an impact.

Brechin started strongly and Robert Thomson went close after four minutes with an under hit glancing header that home keeper Graeme Smith held with ease diving to his right.

JORDON BROWN CELEBRATES HIS GOAL WITH JAMIE STEVENSON

JORDON BROWN CELEBRATES HIS GOAL WITH JAMIE STEVENSON

Seconds later Smith had to look lively to smother a close range shot from Andy Jackson.

Peterhead should have taken a 12th minute lead, Cammy Kerr seeing his shot following a Jamie Stevenson free kick touched onto the crossbar by Brechin’s Graeme Smith.

Moments later Andy Rodgers saw a ferocious drive deflected out for a corner kick.

In the 22nd minute a superb 25 yard effort from Stevenson was acrobatically tipped over by Smith as the action raged from end to end.

The deadlock was finally broken after 32minutes.

Andy Rodgers played the ball into Rory McAllister and his pass across goal was snapped up at the back post by Gary McDonald for his fourth goal since joining the club.

Brechin started the second half like they meant business but they were down to ten men when defender Colin Hamilton was shown his second yellow card after bringing down Kerr .

The Blue Toon made their extra man count after 71 minutes. A Stevenson free kick on the left wing was lost in the air by keeper Smith and the ball fell to substitute David Cox to score at the far side of the 6 yard box.

The icing on the victory came four minutes into added time when they scored a third, a Cox corner kick being flicked on to sub Jordan brown to side foot home and round off a fine performance.

Peterhead: Smith, Kerr (Cowie 75), Noble, R Smith, Ross, McDonald, Dzierzawski , Redman (Brown 75), McAllister, Stevenson, Rodgers (Cox 61). Unused: Jarvie, Donaldson,McLaren

Referee: Brian Colvin

Attendance: 618.