Peterhead

New Locos signing Colin Charlesworth attacks the Peterhead defence.
New Locos signing Colin Charlesworth attacks the Peterhead defence.

Inverurie Locos went down to Peterhead in the second of their four game home pre season schedule on Sunday early afternoon.

With several regulars still unavailable there was another opportunity for youngsters to get a run, however two soft penalty awards in 2 and 19 minutes, both converted by Rory McALLISTER, ensured the Blue Toon boys were on course to following up on their win over Buckie Thistle the previous day.

Scott Mathieson makes a fine save to deny Peterhead

Scott Mathieson makes a fine save to deny Peterhead

Andy ROGERS added a chip to make it 3-0 to Peterhead in 28 minutes.

The Locos looked adventurous in the second half, David Ross again leading the line well on his own with players backing him up from midfield.

Seven minutes after the restart the ex-Aberdeen and Peterhead player forced visiting keeper Graeme Smith into a good block.

With both sides making regular substitutions, there was a break up in the flow of the game and the final goal came in 84 minutes from new Peterhead signing Shane SUTHERLAND immediately after a home defensive switch.

Locos: Matheson, Mitchell, Forsyth, Begg, Crisp, Broadhurst, Charlesworth, McLean, Ross, McCabe, Keir. Subs: Blair, B Strachan, C Strachan, Coull, Watson.

Peterhead: Smith, Redman, Noble, Trialist, R Strachan, Blockley, Stevenson, Trialist, McAllister, Rogers, Brown. Subs: S Ross, Sutherland, Dzierzawski, Riley, Lawrence, Trialist, Trialist

Referee: T Shaw

Upcoming fixtures for Inverurie Locos are as follows:

Inverurie Locos remaining playing schedule in July: Pre Season Game No 3: Inverurie Locos v Alloa Athletic; Saturday, July 18 at Harlaw Park 2pm; Pre Season Game No 4: Inverurie Locos v Banks O’Dee, Monday, July 20 at 7.30 pm

The SHFL Opening Game: Nairn County v Inverurie Locos, Saturday, July 25, at 3pm.

Aberdeenshire Cup: Inverurie Locos v Buckie Thistle, Wednesday, July 29,
at 8pm.