Kelty Hearts v Peterhead

Kelty Hearts v Peterhead

Peterhead travel to New Central Park tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd July to take on Kelty Hearts in the Premier Sports Cup with a 7.45pm KO.

The last meeting between the two sides was back in April 2023 in a League One clash at Kelty Hearts which ended in a 2-1 win for Kelty. Co-Managers Jordon Brown and Ryan Strachan were in interim charge of that game and although the Blue Toon put on a spirited display, a 93rd minute goal won the game for the hosts. Although a league now separates the two teams, Jordon and Ryan will be looking for more of the same tomorrow evening after a dominant 4-2 win over Elgin City on Saturday.

Coach Jamie McNee ahead of tomorrow’s game:

Looking forward to another competitive game so close off the back of a positive result, and performance, on Saturday. Kelty themselves are off the back of a massive result against a top team at home so they’ll be more than motivated to continue that form. I expect a really competitive game with two teams who tend to try and wrestle possession. I know their manager and 5/6 of their players really well so I’m well aware of how sharp and comfortable with the ball they’ll be, and it’s our job to not only match, but better that ourselves.”

Peterhead 4 Elgin City 2

Peterhead 4 Elgin City 2

A more familiar face greeted Peterhead in their second game of the Premier Sports League Cup with Elgin City the visitors to Balmoor. A much improved side from the first meeting of last season between the sides, the away team looked to build on the two points gained in their opener against Kelty Hearts following a penalty shootout win. For Peterhead, there were two changes from the team that fell to defeat against Queen’s Park: Jordan Armstrong and Seb Ross replacing Rory McAllister and Scott Ross in the starting line-up.

It was a game of few chances in the first half with Peterhead pressing and causing the visitors problems, particularly with Cieran Dunne down the Blue Toon left. The first shot of the game was the opening goal, Max Barry delivered a fantastic low cross into the area and Ben Armour was there to stick it into the back of the net – his first goal since his return to the North East. Peterhead continued to dominate the affair, however Elgin had the only other chance in the first period as Stuart McKenzie claimed Oliver McDonald’s effort.

Half Time: Peterhead 1-0 Elgin City

The early stages of the second half were once again controlled by Peterhead without creating many chances. The hosts were punished for the lack of creativity as Jack Murray headed home from a corner to equalise for Elgin in one of a handful of attacks. Things went from bad to worse for the Blue Toon as Caleb Goldie slipped on the surface and was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area. Dajon Golding, who was lucky to remain on the park following a poor challenge on Seb Ross, slotted the resulting spot kick past McKenzie.

Elgin weren’t ahead for long as the Blue Toon fought back. Rory McAllister, a substitute just moments before, wriggled his way into space inside the area and slipped the ball into the path of Goldie, he rounded Tom McHale and slotted the ball into an empty net. The comeback was complete soon after as club captain Jason Brown nodded home his first of the season from Barry’s corner. Jason didn’t have to wait long for his second – Barry played a short corner to Jack Brown which Jason headed down, the header was blocked but he made no mistake on the follow up as he found the bottom left corner.

Full Time: Peterhead 4-2 Elgin City (Armour 22’, Goldie 71’, Jason Brown 79’ & 84’; Murray 57, Golding 67’)

Starting XI: McKenzie, Goldie (Wilson 85’), Jason Brown, Armstrong, Dunne, Forrest (Danny Strachan 85’), McCarthy, Pawlett (Ward 68’), Seb Ross (Jack Brown 60’), Barry, Armour (McAllister 68’)

Peterhead v Elgin City

Peterhead v Elgin City

Peterhead take on Elgin City in the Premier Sports Cup tomorrow, Saturday 20th July with a 3pm KO.

The last meeting between the two sides produced a 1-1 draw at Borough Briggs back in April with Peter Pawlett scoring late on to rescue a point.

From co-manager Jordon Brown:

“It’s good that we are at home again tomorrow so soon after what in the end was a very sore scoreline to finish up with last Saturday. It is always difficult in this cup to come up against full time opposition so soon and we were punished for almost every mistake. However, there were a lot of positives to take away in what was our first competitive outing as a new group again. It is all about a positive reaction tomorrow in what will give us a realistic idea of where we are at in this early stage of the season against a side who continue to strengthen and improve.
Everyone is itching to bounce back and are all looking forward to getting back out there again, we have had 3 good sessions this week and importantly a productive session all together as a group which have been minimal so far with the pre season schedule.
It was clearly a devastating blow on top of the result to lose someone as important as Shanks last weekend but the good news is he is due to have an operation in the coming days and we all hope for a speedy and successful recovery as his goals and contributions will be integral to our success.
Lastly, we would like to pass on our thoughts to Bombers family on his passing today, for guys like myself who have been here long enough to get to know him, he was a special character and well loved by all staff and players who had met him. Everyone involved at Hampden in 2016 against Rangers won’t ever forget him leading us out slowly but proudly!”

Hibs v Peterhead supporter info

Hibs v Peterhead supporter info

Saturday 27th July 2024, 3pm Kick Off
Premier Sports Cup Group Stages

Hibernian FC will facilitate away ticket sales direct to supporters through their own ticketing platform, providing digital tickets only.
You will need to create an account on the single sign on platform, verify your email and then click back in through the link again to access the matchday tickets.

Tickets can be purchased here.
There is a step-by-step guide to purchasing tickets here.

Ticket pricing is as follows:
Away Adult £18
Away Over 65 £14
Away Under 18 £12
Away Under 13 (with full paying adult) £10

Wheelchair Tickets:
Regular match pricing applies for the wheelchair tickets depending on category, with the personal assistant free of charge. These can be purchased by getting in touch by email on or by calling 0131 656 7066.

Ambulant Tickets:
Regular match pricing applies depending on category. Must be in receipt of Higher Rate DLA or Enhanced PIP to be eligible for a PA ticket. If a PA is needed and proof can be provided this will be free of charge. These can be purchased by your supporters by getting in touch by email on or by calling 0131 656 7066.

Matchday Sales:
Tickets won’t be available from the Hibernian FC Ticket Office for away supporters. All tickets are purchased directly online except for ambulant/wheelchair tickets.

Entry to Easter Road Stadium:
Turnstiles are opened 1 hour prior to kick off, please ensure that you are fully abreast with the following information;
Each individual ticket has the turnstile entrances that the ticket will be permitted through. You should take note of this prior to entering the search lanes at the South Stand.

Parking at Easter Road:
Parking is not available within the stadium footprint at Easter Road. You should travel via public transport where possible.

Peterhead 0 Queens Park 5

Peterhead 0 Queens Park 5

Competitive action returned to Balmoor Stadium in the opening Premier Sports League Cup game between the Blue Toon and the Queen’s Park. With pre-season concluding on Wednesday for both teams in matches against Premiership opposition, the stage was set for both sides to lay down a marker in the group and new faces to impress their new fans.

Peterhead started brightly and created a chance in the opening minute with Ben Armour being played through and squaring to Cieran Dunne, his effort was deflected behind for a corner. Moments later, Rory McAllister burst into the area and crossed the ball but a last ditch header from a Queen’s Park defender ensured the match remained goalless. Peter Pawlett then forced a good save from Calum Ferrie with an effort from 20 yards. Dylan Forrest clipped a nice ball forward to an outstretched Armour, he got a toe onto the ball but Ferrie made a fine save to prevent the Blue Toon from taking the lead.

It was then Queen’s Park’s turn to venture forward and new signing Zak Rudden was slipped in by Dom Thomas, the former forcing a great stop from Stuart McKenzie. Back up the other end of the park, Armour received the ball from Pawlett just inside the area but couldn’t keep his effort down and on target. Queen’s Park took the lead on the half hour mark as Roddy MacGregor cut the ball back to Rudden and he tapped the ball into the net. MacGregor had a chance to double the visitor’s advantage but he blazed his effort over. Max Barry gave the home support a glimpse of what he will bring to the side this season as his skilful dummy took two Queen’s Park defenders out of the game before driving down the line and crossing to Armour at the back post, Ferrie once again making a big save to deny the Blue Toon striker.

Half Time: Peterhead 0-1 Queen’s Park

The second half was played mostly in the middle of the park with both teams venturing forward without creating too many great opportunities. However, Queen’s Park doubled their advantage fifteen minutes into the half. Kieran Shanks, a second half substitute, looked to have been fouled on the halfway line but the referee played on and the visitors found the back of the net through MacGregor following a back heel from Rudden. Moments later things went from bad to worse for Peterhead as Shanks was subbed off with a suspected broken collar bone. It looked like the hosts had halved the deficit as Jason Brown prodded home Barry’s free kick into the box, only for the assistant referee to raise his flag for offside.

A third for Queen’s Park shortly followed with Thomas slipping the ball into the path of Zach Mauchin to slot under McKenzie with a first time finish. A defensive mix up at the back led to Liam McLeish adding a fourth for the visitors before Jack Turner’s cross deflected off Caleb Goldie and past McKenzie in the final moments of the game.

Full Time: Peterhead 0-5 Queen’s Park

Starting XI: McKenzie, Danny Strachan, Goldie, Jason Brown (C), Scott Ross (McCarthy 51’), Forrest, Pawlett, Barry, Armour (Seb Ross 65’), Dunne, McAllister (Shanks 51’ (Ward 65’))

Arran Smith joins Huntly FC

Arran Smith joins Huntly FC

We have today agreed terms for Arran Smith to join Huntly FC on a season-long loan subject to SFA approval. We wish both Arran and Huntly Football Club all the very best for the upcoming season.

“Arran has developed really well with Buchanhaven Hearts in the year with them in the Junior Superleague and picked up individual awards highlighting the potential he has. We feel this is a brilliant next step for him in his development and experience and look forward to monitoring his progress in a competitive Highland League” – Jordon Brown