Injury jinx strikes again however Blue Toon see off Dumbarton 1-0

Nov 21, 2020

Peterhead 1

Armour (4)

Dumbarton 0

Peterhead secured their first home league win of the season with a 1-0 win over Dumbarton with the Blue Toon having to dig deep to see off the Sons.

Everything in the Blue Toon garden looked rosy early on when Ben Armour scored however after injury problems again resurfaced with Simon Ferry and Isaac Layne going off the hosts had to dig deep to keep Dumbarton out.

Wise words from manager Jim McInally at half-time saw Peterhead enjoy the better of the chances in the second half however they kept everyone on their toes as they could not score a second goal but eventually a 1-0 win was secured.

Peterhead with Joshua Rae back in goal took the lead on four minutes when Andrew McCarthy worked his way free on the right and picked out Alan Cook with a cut-back. Cook’s shot was saved by Kevin Dabrowski however Armour was on hand to lash the loose ball home.

Ferry came off just before the quarter hour mark after suffering a hamstring injury and that saw Lyall Cameron come on and tactical changes took place with Kyle Bailey going into central defence and McCarthy moving to right back.

These changes unsettled Peterhead and Dumbarton took control and they could have equalised when Adam Frizzell sent over a cross that was begging to be put in with Jamie Wilson only inches away from converting.

Former Peterhead player Ryan McGeever headed a good chance over before the break however the half -time break allowed Peterhead the chance to regroup and the second half was a more even affair.

Steven Boyd missed a great chance to make it 2-0 and Rae did well to keep out a Sam Wardrop shot as Dumbarton pressed. 

Injury issues surfaced again when Layne had to be replaced by Hashim Bakar after he looked to have suffered a knee problem with Derek Lyle failing to ease nerves when he headed over just before the end.

Nerves were finally soothed with the final whistle and Peterhead had picked up their second win of the season.

Peterhead – Rae, Freeman, Conroy, Ferry (Cameron 13), Bailey, Brown, McCarthy, Fraser, Boyd, Cook (Layne 65 (Bakar 86)), Armour (Lyle 65)

Unused substitutes – Kesson, Trialist, Wilson