Dunfermline 4 Peterhead 0

Jan 16, 2023

It was a hard day at the office for Davie Robertson’s men as they took on high fliers Dunfermline at East End Park on Saturday.

With a mainly unchanged line-up from the previous game at Balmoor, five of the six new signings started Saturday’s game, while French striker Boris Melingui came on as a second-half substitute. New Dundee United loanee Layton Bisland was handed a starting jersey on the right side of midfield and lasted the full 90 minutes.

First-half strikes from Craig Wighton and Matthew Todd put Dunfermline in front with Josh Edwards and sub Kevin O’Hara adding two further goals for the home side in the last 14 minutes to seal the win and ensure that Peterhead went down the road with no repeat of Michael Hewitt’s stoppage-time equaliser in this outing to East End Park.

It’s now been seven and a half hours of football without a goal but with new faces being added with each coming week and improvements being seen, it’s hopeful that fortunes can be turned around in time for this week’s match against fellow basement boys Clyde FC in what will be a classic “six pointer”.

From Manager Robertson:

“I’ve had a lot of backing from the club for new signings, but we’ll need to wait and see how the new players settle in to the team,”

“Our performances have been improving, but let’s see how the next couple of weeks go.

“We drew 2-2 at East End Park earlier in the season, so we knew it was possible to get a result there. I thought we played pretty well in patches, but we’re still conceding too many easy goals.”