Peterhead Boys Club quartet Connor Watson, Aidan Brown, Joshua Strachan and Luke Barber got a taste of playing for the senior Blue Toon side yesterday in a friendly against North-east Welfare League 2 side Peterhead United.
Connor, Aidan, Joshua and Luke, the longest serving players from the PBC 2006 squad, were brought in to bolster a Balmoor XI that included Lenny Wilson, Owen Cairns, captain Scott Brown, Andrew McCarthy, Grant Savoury, Jordon Brown, Jack Brown and Hamish Ritchie as well as guest appearances from manager Jim McInally, kit-man Marco Alexander and former Peterhead favourite Dean Cowie.
The game, at Buchanhaven Hearts’ Raemoss Park, was the seventh that Peterhead United had played in seven days in a fund-raising drive for Aberdeen-based CLAN Cancer Support and it would be fair to say it was a high-scoring affair.
Manager McInally said: “I was delighted that Nattie Porter and Peterhead Boys Club came up with a great way of giving us some extra bodies for the game. The boys did well, and one of them scored for us, and I really hope that they enjoyed the experience of playing alongside the players that play for Peterhead every week.”
“It was a great afternoon and I am delighted we were given the chance to be involved in Peterhead United’s special week.”
The foursome were allowed to keep their Peterhead strips as a souvenir of playing with Jim saying: “I am sure that gesture means a lot to them and shows our gratitude for them coming along and playing.”
“It was a great afternoon and I am delighted we were given the chance to be involved in Peterhead United’s special week. I appreciate them asking us and I appreciate the efforts our players put in both in terms of travelling to the game and in the manner it was played.”
“It was a great cause and hopefully we have helped some raise some funds for CLAN Cancer Support.”