Match Fixtures, Results and Reports
Peterhead’s penalty disappointment sees Formartine progress
Tue 13 Aug 2019
Peterhead 0-0 Formartine
(Formartine win 7-6 on pens)
Peterhead tumbled out of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup after Formartine edged a penalty shoot-out following a tepid goalless draw.
Gary Fraser and Cammy Eadie both missed from the spot as the Highland League side prevailed 7-6 at Balmoor.
There were few positives on the night for Jim McInally’s team, although Rory McAllister wasted a good chance early on when he shot wide from a precision Fraser pass.
Scott Lisle went close for the visitors in the 18th minute after a weaving run, which ended with a low drive that flashed inches off target.
Greg Fleming was then forced into a fine save in the 36th minute to deny Jordan Leyden, whose stinging shot was heading in.
The Blue Toon had already made their three subs by the time Jamie Stevenson went off with a hamstring injury so they had to play out the remaining 25 minutes with 10 men.
Yet the hosts should have won it in stoppage time when Kevin Main fumbled a tame Scott Brown effort and just when it looked like Jack Leitch would slot in the rebound, the away goalkeeper atoned by sprawling across his goal to turn the ball behind for a corner.
Fleming, Hooper (S.Brown 35), Eadie, J.Brown, Stevenson, Norris, Willox (Leitch 59), Fraser, Smith, McAllister, Armour (Conroy 59)
Raith dash Blue Toon cup hopes in Kirkcaldy
Tue 23 Jul 2019
Defeat to Raith Rovers ended Peterhead’s chances of advancing in the Betfred Cup.
The Blue Toon, seeking a win to potentially top Group D or be a best runner-up, went down 3-1 in Kirkcaldy.
Kieron Bowie slotted in the opener after just four minutes and he was involved in Rovers’ second midway through the half, playing in Michael Miller who fired into the top corner.
In a need of a response, Aidan Smith went close for Jim McInally’s men just before the interval with a shot which flew wide.
But any hope of a stirring comeback was dashed with 10 minutes remaining when Lewis Allan nodded in a Bowie cross.
There was time for a Peterhead consolation thanks to Ben Armour’s late strike, the substitute netting his first goal since recently joinng the club.
Well-earned point for Peterhead but Dundee edge shoot-out
Sat 20 Jul 2019
A second consecutive goalless draw maintained Peterhead’s unbeaten run in the Betfred Cup.
However, Dundee earned the bonus point after winning the resulting penalty shoot-out 4-2 to give them the edge in Group D.
Peterhead could have won this low-key contest at Dens Park with Ben Armour passing up a great chance in the second half.
But just like the Inverness Caley Thistle stalemate, it went to spot-kicks although this time Jim McInally’s men were not as accurate.
Jack Leitch shot too high while Jamie Stevenson’s effort clipped the crossbar and went over.
Dundee’s Paul McGowan, much like the Dee’s penalty win over Cove in midweek, slotted in the decisive kick.
The Blue Toon move on to six points, which gives them a good chance of going through if they pick up points in their last match against Raith at Kirkcaldy.
Peterhead win marathon penalty shoot-out after Caley stalemate
Tue 16 Jul 2019
An incredible penalty-shoot win saw Peterhead pick-up a bonus point against Inverness Caley Thistle in the Betfred Cup.
After a goalless 90 minutes, which earned both sides a point apiece, the match went to spot-kicks and neither set of players were in the mood to miss.
Indeed, all 11 of the Blue Toon takers scored.
Successful from the spot were Rory McAllister, Willie Gibson, Jack Leitch, Jamie Stevenson, Ben Armour, Paddy Boyle, Jason Brown, Mick Dunlop, Cammy Eadie, Simon Ferry and goalkeeper Greg Fleming.
The only failed attempt came from Caley keeper Mark Ridgers as Jim McInally’s men moved on to five points from two matches in Group D.
Fleming, J.Brown, Dunlop, Eadie, Boyle, Ferry, S.Brown (Leitch 88), Gibson, Stevenson, Fraser (McAllister 64), Smith (Armour 79)
Unused. Henderson. Lyle. WIllox
Opening win for Blue Toon after comeback against Cove
Sat 13 Jul 2019
Peterhead 2-1 Cove Rangers
An opening Betfred Cup win for Peterhead, who came from behind to defeat Cove Rangers thanks to goals from Derek Lyle and Rory McAllister.
The SPFL newcomers got off to the perfect start when Jamie Masson converted a 14th minute penalty, which was awarded after Jason Brown handled Mitch Megginson’s shot.
But the Blue Toon fought back well and restored parity just six minutes later. Jack Leitch swung in a corner and Lyle’s downward header beat Stuart McKenzie.
McAllister thought he had scored in the 37th minute with a goalbound shot which was superbly cleared by Harry Milne but the Balmoor captain would not be denied two minutes later.
McAllister was floored by Darryn Kelly from Paddy Boyle’s cross and the striker coolly dispatched the spot-kick.
New Cove boss Paul Hartley will curse the crossbar that his men could not score in the second period, Milne striking the frame of the game with an inswinging cross.
The same player was denied again by the woodwork with a great effort following a neat one-two with Sam Burnett but Peterhead saw the game out to pick up three points in Group D.
Fleming, Hooper (Stevenson 19), J.Brown, Eadie, Boyle, Ferry, S.Brown, Leitch (Gibson 79), Smith, Lyle, McAllister (Armour 67)
Unused. Henderson. Dunlop. Willox