Cove Rangers 2
Blue Toon go down again after encouraging start
Peterhead started their second League 1 game of the season in the same positive manner that they began their first and unfortunately for the Blue Toon for the second week running they were unable to make a breakthrough and lost 2-0.
Jim McInally’s side that was missing the injured Gary Mackenzie, Simon Ferry, Ben Armour and Josh Mulligan as well as Gary Fraser who was self-isolating started brightly with Steven Boyd bursting through however the striker was denied by Stuart McKenzie.
With the wind behind them Peterhead carried on taking the game to their visitors and Cove goalkeeper McKenzie produced a fine stop to keep out an fierce Alan Cook effort.
Peterhead goalkeeper Joshua Rae was under-pressure from a Jamie Masson cross however he tipped it onto the woodwork and the danger was cleared.
Ryan Conroy almost provided the lead Peterhead craved directly from a free-kick on 25 minutes however his effort wa stipped over.
Like last weekend at Airdrie Peterhead fell behind before the break with the visitors taking the lead on 33 minutes. it was Cove captain Mitch Megginson that broke the deadlock when he turned his marker at the edge of the box and sent a shot past Rae.
Cove took the game further out of their hosts’ reach eight minutes into the restart when the home defence failed to clear snf Megginson picked out Harry Milne who drilled home.
Derek Lyle was withdrawn and with Layne not risked Derryn Kesson came on to form a partnership with Lyall Cameron up front and the move almost paid off.
Kesson looked to have pulled a goal back for the hosts with a header however Cove scrambled clear and the visitors saw the game out to win 2-0.
Peterhead – Rae, Freeman, Bailey, Brown, Conroy, Cameron, McCarthy, S Brown, Cook, Boyd, Lyle (Kesson 66)Unused substitute – Layne, Wilson