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Sons 1 Peterhead 3

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.

Dumbarton didn’t.

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.

One shot the Sons did keep out.

One shot the Sons did keep out

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.

"Fully 65 yards it was"

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.


9 Responses

  1. Vojacek not White


  2. Now sorted.

    Is it my imagination that Jim announced that substitution at the start of the second half?

    I just thought White looked exactly like Vojacek and put that down to my diminishing eyesight!

  3. Most home fans were curious as to why Sons tried a conventional passing game with the gale at their back and didn’t pepper the Fish Heids goal at evey opportunity.

    Apparently they had been banking on Bobby Mann acting a human windbreak after the break. Well, they ken noo that he is more like Mons Meg, and the only creature breaking wind was poor Dr Jan !

  4. I’ve checked and the substitution was announced. I may be blind but at least I’m not senile………….just yet.

  5. It’s all the Chief Exec’s fault.

  6. Bavidge turned to the linesperson after his goal and announced “I practise them in training”.

    Sad but true.

  7. and furthermore I see in the papers that Mann is claiming he hit the ball from his own half. Is that right?

    If so I maybe owe Ken an apology!

  8. He was exactly on the half-way line. (And he meant it!)

    Previously scored from inside his own half for Forfar against Albion Rovers at Station Park some 12 or 13 earth years ago. (Apologies for Anoraks’ Corner.)

    But do I get any congrats for my “No Distance Too Far For Mann” headline?

  9. ….and ‘in the blink of an eye’ it turns out that Dumbarton are now in a better position of nicking a play-off place..

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