Stranraer v Peterhead

Sep 1, 2023

After a narrow loss to The Spartans last weekend, Peterhead will dust themselves off and look to gather all 3 points as they head to the South-West coast to play Stranraer in game week 5.

The sides last met in 2019 in League 1, where Peterhead put on a display at Balmoor; comfortably beating the visitors 3-0. In recent years The Blue Toon have had the upper hand in this fixture; unbeaten in the last 5 meetings (3 wins, 2 draws). With just one point separating the two teams, a win for Peterhead would see them climb the table once again after falling to 5th place.

The Southern outfit remain unbeaten in the league to date, however co-manager Ryan Strachan is feeling optimistic:

“Last weekend was disappointing, fair play to Spartans they executed a good game plan and were very tough to break down. We weren’t quick or brave enough to threaten their goal which is credit to their set up and experience. We will learn from each loss and can’t expect to win every match but need to learn to grind out games we struggle in to pick up points. That will come.

The group trained very well last night and have a spring in their step with this weeks activity. Rory’s arrival is welcome news and freshens our attacking options that we were evidently lacking with Conner and Kieran missing last week.

Competition for places is now very healthy all over the park.

Kieran Shanks has one more game with suspension and Kieran Gibbons is nearing a return. Conner Duthie remains out and is awaiting an operation date.

We are delighted with the squad but will keep our eyes open for the possibility of one more attack minded loan if the right option presents.”

As The Blue Toon make the long trip down South aiming to end Stranraer’s unbeaten streak, Peterhead players and fans alike have shown excitement towards the fixture where we could see the return of the Mac.