Toon unbeaten in January with 2-0 home win

American midfielder Kevin Dzierzawski, on loan from Queen of the South, scored the second goal of the match
American midfielder Kevin Dzierzawski, on loan from Queen of the South, scored the second goal of the match

Peterhead made it seven points out of a possible nine during the transfer window month as a strong second half performance saw off Stenhousemuir on Saturday.

A debut goal from on-loan Queen of the South midfielder Kevin Dzierzawski doubled up on Cammy Kerr’s first half opener.

Jim McInally’s men now find themselves comfortably away from the bottom two spots and continuing their strong push for a play-off spot.

The Blue Toon sit sixth in the table three points behind fourth-place Brechin City, who occupy the last play-off spot, and with a game in hand over the men from Glebe Park.

Peterhead also find themselves ten points off top spot with three games in hand over leaders Stranraer.

McInally bemoaned the conditions during Saturday’s game but was pleased with his side’s performance.

“At half time the conditions were pretty poor and we had to play against the wind in the second half, but I feel it was one of the best 45 minutes of football we have played in a long time.

“We passed the ball well, we were clever, we defended well and we thoroughly deserved to win the game.

“They (Stenehousemuir) were limited to very little.

“I wasn’t too pleased with the first half and I thought we could have played better, but in the second half against the weather we were terrific.

“The second goal was a very good one and it was a good debut for Kevin.”

Dzierzawski was delighted with what was his first goal in Scottish football and is excited to be part of the Peterhead team.

“I’ve heard really good things since I’ve been here from a lot of people, including Mark Millar who is with Queens now.

“He had nothing but good things to say about the club and about Jim and his staff.

“I’d have to say that was the worst weather I’ve played in. I was surprised it wasn’t called off but it was good we got it in seeing as last week’s game was postponed. I was desperate to play.

“We did a decent job in the second half, knocking the ball around. Conditions made it extremely tough at times but I felt we played decent football.”

Next up for Peterhead is an away trip to play third-place Forfar Athletic.

The men from Station Park lost 2-1 at home against Morton on Saturday.