Centre back Jason Brown believes that the Peterhead team can continue the fine form they are on against second placed Montrose tonight at Links Park.
Following Saturday’s win at a foggy Dumbarton, the Blue Toon are now unbeaten in their last 4 outings, and 25-year-old Brown reckons that the resilience that has been developed in a young Balmoor side is key to positive results.
Brown said: “In terms of our league position and our confidence our victory at the weekend was massive. Dumbarton must have been pinching themselves that they were level at half time because we never gave them a minute’s peace.”
“I felt we dominated and the two goals we conceded were against the run of play. Conceding them was the only frustrating thing about Saturday.”
“We could have easily folded, but to respond the way we did, by getting a lead and then seeing the game out, was a very good days work.”
The former Inverness Caley player sees the result as a mark of how far this young side have developed as he explained: “If you look at the experience of our side and the experience in Dumbarton’s side, it is night and day. A lot of their players have played in the top leagues, and it says a lot that we can go a goal down twice and not dwell on it.”
“We knew we were playing well, and we got the rewards for it.”
Brown added: “The young boys we have are all enjoying it at the minute. We are all together, we’ve found a way to play and express ourselves. The confidence within the camp is good, it’s always been that way even though we had a poor start to the season as we always knew the quality was there.”
“We will look to continue the run to end the year.”
Montrose are unbeaten in 11 matches however Peterhead will focus on their own game as they look to overcome Stewart Petrie’s men as Brown explained: “We know if we play well, we are more than a match for anyone. They are a top team, but we’ll enjoy the battle and hopefully come away with a positive result.”
“It’s always thrilling games down there. Over the years we’ve usually been on the wrong end of the result, but we’ll be looking to build on Saturday and take three points back up the road.”
Games between the two sides this season have been tight with a 1-0 win for the Gable Endies in August in Montrose followed by a goalless draw at Balmoor.
“We didn’t play well the last time down there” said Brown before adding: “However in the home game we were the better team, and we were frustrated we didn’t win. We therefore know that if we play well, we’ll run them close.”
“They’re always good games, feisty games. There always seems to be a fair bit of competition between the sides.”
Brown is under no illusions about the quality within the Montrose squad and keeping the goal threat of their forward players quiet will be a key as he said: “We know their front players really well and Graham Webster is scoring a lot of goals. They’ve got other talented players like Craig Johnston and Blair Lyons, so it won’t just be Webster we need to look after.”
“He does offer them variety in his play, but we’ll go there with a game plan. We will look to stop their front boys and cause them problems at the other end.”