Forfar Athletic 1
Peterhead paid the price for an off-colour first half performance and a shot-shy second 45 minutes as Forfar left Balmoor with their first three points of the season after a 1-0 success.
Boosted by last Saturday’s win over Dumbarton the Blue Toon made only one change with the free from suspension Jordan Brown coming in for Simon Ferry who is still feeling the effects of a hamstring injury.
The Balmoor side started sluggishly and Scott Shepherd had the chance to fire Forfar ahead on 14 minutes however the Loons striker slipped his shot well past.
Home skipper Scott Brown tried to lift his side five minutes later with a powerful drive however his shot cleared the bar. As Peterhead tried to play themselves into that Steven Boyd created an opening for Ben Armour on the half hour mark, however the striker who grabbed the winner last weekend was off target.
Forfar opened the scoring a minute from half-time when a breakaway caught out the home defence and Daniel Scally picked out the unmarked Bobby Barr with a cross and the experienced wide-man headed past Joshua Rae
Gary Mackenzie was brought on for Kyle Bailey at the break and as Peterhead dominated territoriality Ryan Conroy curled a free-kick wide.
Mackenzie sent a header straight at Forfar shot-stopper Marc McCallum with the big defender poking another chance midway through the second 45 minutes.
Alan Cook and Derek Lyle were brought on in a bid to make a breakthrough however no further clear cut chances were created to leave Peterhead boss Jim McInally saying: “We paid the price for not being near our best in the first half.”
Peterhead – Rae, Bailey (MacKenzie 46), J Brown, Freeman, Conroy, Cameron, S Brown, Fraser (Cook 61), McCarthy (Lyle 62), Boyd, Armour
Unused substitutes – Kesson, Bakar, Wilson