It was good to meet up with my blogfriend and Aberdeen/Peterhead supporter Ken Fitlike and my friend Stevie who normally samples his fitba’ at a somewhat higher level, for pre match lunch.
No complaints from me about the result. The key to it is very simple. The game was played in a gale and Peterhead adapted to, and capitalised on the conditions.
After playing for 45 minutes with the wind behind them it took the Sons until the second half to score via Scott Chaplain.
However Bobby Wilson soon put the blue toon level with a great shot to convert Danny Moore’s corner.
Then Martin Bavidge sent what initially looked like a speculative cross over from the right, the wind caught the ball and it ended up in the net.
One of the flukiest most spawny goals you’re ever likely to see, even Bavidge was amazed Obviously he took cognisance of the prevailing wind and sent a precision lob into his chosen corner.
It was game over from then. Sons ran bravely into the wind but Bobby Mann (a guy who could do with a copy of my diet sheet!) found the ball at his feet about forty yards out and lobbed the Sons keeper Vojacek who could only watch the ball fly netwards.
I think Sons can pretty much forget the play offs at the top of the table. The Blue Toon however looked pretty useful and are still very much in the mix.