Peterhead v Elgin City

Feb 23, 2024

Peterhead once again return to Balmoor on Saturday as The Blue Toon host rivals Elgin City in League 2.

With a usual kick off time of 3pm, Peterhead will be looking to replicate a similar scoreline and performance of when the two sides last met at Balmoor; a 6-0 victory in Peterhead’s favour. The last time the two teams met, Elgin came out on top at Borough Briggs beating The Blue Toon by two goals to one.

Since new manager Allan Hale was appointed, Elgin City have maintained a run of good form leaving them 8th place in the league; ten points off bottom place.

Ahead of the clash with an in-form Elgin City side, Jordon Brown shares his thoughts:

“We are all excited for tomorrows game. It’s always a good one; the closest we get to a derby and I’m sure there will be a good crowd like there has been for most of the season, and we notice that increased support. We will be looking to improve on Tuesday and try to implement what we looked to do in the second half on Tuesday before the sending off changed things, by giving the fans some excitement. It is a big aim of ours to look to take the lead in more games than we have been and also adding home goals. It is good to be 5 unbeaten but we need to turn the draws to wins, especially at home. Young Alfie was gutted on Tuesday and will miss tomorrow but that is the highs and lows of football highlighted. I am sure we will see a lot more positive contributions from him before the end of the season and beyond, he’s got a great future ahead and this will be quick learning curve.  

Jack Brown, Jason Brown and Scott Ross will miss out but are getting closer and it goes without saying the 3 of them will have a big impact on the successes of our season as we look to build momentum towards the final couple of months. Ryan Strachan is a doubt but we need to build on the clean sheet we got during the week and the younger guys at the back can look at building consistency from a strong performance. Elgin have improved massively and are one of the form teams in the league, credit to them as they are looking up and not down now and we are fully aware of their threats. They have some talented players that would play for any team in this league. The target is to finish the busy week off with a total of 5 points which wouldn’t be a disaster as we enter the final quarter.”

With Elgin occupying 8th place, fourteen points separate the two sides heading into match-week 26 of the league campaign.