Peterhead are facing Fraserburgh tomorrow afternoon in their annual friendly match and despite the North East passion that is stirred when the former Highland League rivals meet the Blue Toon are insisting that fans stay away.
Balmoor is hosting its first game since Covid-Compliance regulations were introduced, which includes changing rooms being set up in the East Stand for the visiting players from the Broch, however General Manager Martin Johnston is planning a surprise to help ensure that supporters stay away.
Johnston said: “We know that this game is one that both sets of fans enjoy, it is a local derby with a lot of history attached to it, however our message to anyone thinking of trying to sneak in is to not do it.”
“I will be there in my capacity of the club’s Covid Officer but very few people will be in the ground apart from the players and management from both teams.”
Fans may however be able to see the action live with Johnston saying: “During the summer we installed equipment that would allow fans to watch games online live from Balmoor. We are pushing to see if we can show this game on that equipment as a trial.”
“It is not guaranteed as yet however we will try and make it happen for the fans.”