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Posted March 26, 2016

Saturday see’s us make the long trip north to face second place Peterhead at Balmoor Stadium with a 3 p.m. kick off.
An impressive 20 game unbeaten run in the league has propelled Jim McInally’s side into second place in the table, but the Blue Toon sit ten points behind leaders Dunfermline having played a game more.
It’s an exciting time to be a Peterhead fan as last Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Airdrie secured a play-off spot and a seven point lead over third place Ayr and consolidation of their second top spot would see their highest ever league finish.
Also a fortnight on Sunday they will face Championship leaders Rangers in the Petrofac Training Cup Final at Hampden Park.
For us is the less glamorous task of securing our League 1 status for next season as with six games remaining we find ourselves bottom of the table a point behind Forfar and Brechin and four behind Stenhousemuir.
The previous three meetings this season between the sides have seen two wins for the north east side with the other ending in a draw.
Back in September in our first meeting we drew 2-2 at Central Park despite playing for over 40 minutes with ten men after Mo Yaqub was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Rory McAllister had given the visitors an early lead from the penalty spot which was cancelled out by Gordon Smith before the break.
Shane Sutherland restored their lead just after the hour mark but Greig Spence got our equaliser seven minutes from time.
Our visit to Balmoor in November saw us on the wrong side of seven goals as Peterhead chalked up their joint record league win since joining the SFL back in 2000.
Leighton McIntosh grabbed a hat trick, with Jordon Brown bagging a brace with McAllister and Scott Ferries also on target.
Last month’s return game at Central Park saw a 3-2 win for Peterhead with Declan McDaid and Jack Beaumont cancelling out goals from Ryan Strachan and McIntosh before Jamie Redman, who will miss Saturday’s match due to suspension, got the winner with 15 minutes to go.
Kenny Adamson will return to the travelling squad for the match after serving a one game suspension in last week’s derby defeat from Dunfermline.
REFEREE: Mr David Lowe  ASSISTANT REFEREES: Mr Anthony Cooper & Mr Simon MacLean.
Our last away match a fortnight ago saw us draw 1-1 at Forfar. Our last win on the road was at Stenhousemuir a month ago.
Pld 15 W 3 D 2 L 10 F 18 A 43 Pts 11
Balmoor has been more or less a fortress for Peterhead with only one home league defeat this season against Brechin back 19th September when City ran out 3-2 winners as they picked up their first points of the season.
Six of Peterhead’s 11 drawn games this season have been at home however and if they had converted more of them into wins the title race would be a more exciting affair.
Pld 16 W 9 D 6 L 1 F 39 A `5 Pts 33
Admission to the stadium is by ticket only  and those can be purchased from the ticket office just past the main building.
ADULTS - £12 (Ground) £14 (East Stand)
CONCESSIONS - £6 (Ground) £8 (East Stand)
UNDER 12s - Free
Previewer: Andrew Mullen.
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