Road Trip grinds to a halt

Last updated : 21 March 2010 By Fargone

bluedepressPeterhead bolstered their survival hopes in the Second Division with a comfortable victory over second-bottom side Arbroath.

Daniel Moore crossed for Peter Bruce to head the hosts' 13th-minute opener.

Martin Bavidge was the recipient of another accurate Moore delivery as he nodded home Peterhead's second 11 minutes from the end.

And Bavidge quickly added his second to the Peterhead's tally with a low, close-range strike.

Sunday Mail

PETERHEAD gaffer Neale Cooper praised his troops as they eased their relegation fears with a precious win.

Martin Bavidge's late brace after Peter Bruce had fired Blue Toon in front moves them seven points ahead of second-bottom Arbroath.  And Cooper admitted he was delighted with his men, singling out Bruce and Daniel Moore for extra praise. He said:"Peter is one of the rawest players you'll see but he's also one of the hardest working. As for Moore, he has pace, strength and puts in a great ball."

The home team survived an early scare as Arbroath's Stevie Hislop rifled the side netting with only keeper Paul Jarvie to beat.

But 10 minutes later the on-loan Moore swung in a pinpoint cross for Bruce to head home. And they were unlucky not to make it 2-0 when Moore's pass found Paul Emslie whose shot rattled a post.

Peterhead dominated after the break and Moore was again the provider, his cross directed in by Bavidge. And the striker doubled his tally just 60 seconds later with an ice-cool finish.

Arbroath boss Jim Weir said: "We deserved to lose but it comes back on me because I pick the team."