Impressive Blue Toon display sees them take three points at Stair Park

Peterhead's Rory McAllister.
Peterhead's Rory McAllister.

Peterhead came away from Stair Park with three points on Saturday .

The Blue Toon were impressive as they put four goals past Stranraer without reply - particularly pleasing for manager Jim McInally having seen his side lose to their hosts five times last season.

Peterhead were impressive with an early Rory McAllister goal setting the benchmark early on.

The action got going early on when on three minutes, McAllister played a through ball to Shane Sutherland but he short narrowly wide of the post.

Peterhead kept up the pressure and two minutes later McAllister scored with a perfectly placed shot from just outside the box after he had won a free kick.

There were further problems for the home side when Jordon Brown got past the home defence and headed against the post from a cross.

Stranraer rallied and Craig Malcolm came close when he sent a shot just wide from a Jamie Longworth cross.

But Peterhead maintained their composure and continued to keep up the pressure.

Jamie Stevenson was booked for a late challenge on Andy Stirling.

The Blue Toon added to their tally when a Stevenson corner was only partially cleared by the defence and Nicky Riley swooped in to strike with his shot heading into the back of the net via a Stranraer defender.

The Blue Toon were dominant as they continued to search for goals and on 79 minutes Jordon Brown got down low to head home from a Stevenson cross.

The visitors completed the scoring when substitute Leighton McIntosh poked home on the rebound with his first touch after Rory McAllister’s initial shot hit the post.

Commenting on the Toon’s performance, McAllister said that it had been a good all-round display.

“My early goal set the tempo I think and it sends out a warning to other teams that we are a good side.

“We’ve got Dunfermline on Saturday and that really will be the benchmark for our performance.

“Dunfermline’s performances have been impressive and we will learn more about where we stand after Saturday’s game,” he added.

Dunfermline are currently top of League One having won both of their opening games and scroing 13 goals in the process.