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Peterhead's Graeme Smith saves from Robert McHugh.
Peterhead's Graeme Smith saves from Robert McHugh.

Peterhead suffered a home defeat against play-off chasing Airdrieonians in their penultimate game of the season.

Liam Lindsay’s 83rd minute header proved to be the winning goal as the visitors amassed 24 shots, 17 of which were on target.

As the facts show, it was a busy day for Graeme Smith between the sticks who pulled off a series of impressive saves to keep the score level before Lindsay snatched the three points for Airdrie.

However, Brechin’s draw with Stenehousemuir means that the Glebe Park men have secured fourth spot and all that’s left to be decided at the top half of the table is who will take home the title.

Jim McInally’s men will travel to Cappielow this Saturday where they will hope to have a major impact on the destination of the League 1 Trophy.

Only three goals separate Morton at the top of the league and Forfar who sit second while Stranraer could still pinch the title if other results go their way.

A win for the Blue Toon would give Forfar the chance to claim the title should they beat Ayr and McInally has said his side are fired up for the match.

“I don’t feel we deserved anything against Aridrie,” said the Blue Toon boss.

“The first half was fairly even, although it felt the wind made conditions difficult and spoiled the game a bit, but in the second half they had an edge, they looked like they were playing for something and we looked like a team playing an end of season game.

“I’m not saying the boys weren’t trying but Airdrie just had that bit more motivation and in the end it showed.

“That won’t be a problem against Morton. I don’t need to do anything to motivate them when they’ll be playing in front of 5,000 people.

“We’ve won there already this season and have had three good games against them.

“I felt we deserved our win down there and didn’t deserve to lose the games up here.

“We’ll be looking to go out and enjoy the occasion, it should be a good game for all involved, and it would be great for us to finish off a good season on a high.

“We’re going to finish above two full-time teams which is a great achievement for the club.

“If we turn up on Saturday it is sure to be a very good game all round.”

Morton will now undoubtedly be the bookies favourites going into Saturday’s match, having won five of their last six games.