Peterhead put on a strong show

PETERHEAD played this league fixture at a very heavy Links in Peterhead, but considering that all league fixtures were postponed in Aberdeen due to the heavy rainfall, they were fortunate to get a game at all.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 26th January 2010, 7:55 am

The home side started off on good form against the highly-rated Albion BC who are real contenders to win the league.Peterhead were first to show with a neat attacking move from Kyle Ritchie and Jack Mclean which the tall Albion keeper did well to block.

The game was end-to-end with first Alexander Buchan taking a great save from the very talented no.14 for Albion and then the Albion keeper tipping over a shot from Craig Alexander at the other end.

The boys were serving up some good football to the hardy supporters who came along on this damp and windy day. The back four of Ferris, Lawrence, Bain and Groat were outstanding against the very well drilled and talented Albion team.

Albion finally made the breakthrough after a quick break up the flanks by their winger who fired a perfect cross which was met by the dangerous no.14 and he coolly placed the ball past the Peterhead keeper.

Peterhead continued to battle against the fierce wind and were again unlucky to see the Albion keeper pull off another good save from Cameron Buchan.

Just before half time Albion scored their second after a great save from Alexander Buchan fell to the no.14 again and he scrambled the ball home.

With the wind behind them Peterhead were dominant in the first 15 minutes of the second half, with attempts from Mclean, Lawrence, Simpson and Ramsay all being well saved from the talented Albion keeper.

Raymond Simpson on the wing was tormenting the Albion defence with his twisting and turning and perfect crossing of the ball.

Peterhead got their reward after some determined play from Jamie Ramsay and Christopher Groat opened up the Albion defence and the hard-working Cameron Buchan finished off the move with an excellent strike pat the diving keeper.

Kyle Ritchie and Jack Mclean were blocking every move that Albion created in the middle of the park.

Peterhead had their tails up now and Albion were holding on with all their strength to keep them at bay. Against the run of play Albion were awarded a corner and they showed their mettle with a great glancing header into the top corner to give them a bit of relief.

To their credit Peterhead did not allow their heads to drop and continued to push forward and create more chances.

Peterhead brought on Walker, Buchan and Kelly to try and freshen up the tiring players and this again put more pressure on Albion.

Albion held on and were relieved to hear the final whistle and their coaches, very sportingly, congratulated Peterhead for giving them a terrific game.

Man of the Match was Raymond Simpson for Peterhead.