Winter wonderland - clinical Lichties tame then maul Peterhead for an unbelievable four-in-row

Last updated : 13 December 2008 By Fargone

Looked like a tough fixture, Gayfield was rainsodden, and the rain never let up all afternoon but not a breath of wind so good conditions for football

With Sellars our through illness, Weir partnered Scott upfront with a midefield of Flyer, Doris, Black and Campbell. Peterhead had the lions share of possession first half with extended spells camped in our half. Yet, though they threw in plenty crosses throughout the game, a solid Lichtie defence coped with everything thrown their way. Hill was not unduly tested.

Though the home team, being pinned in our own half worked to our advantage as we used pace and clever passing to work two great breakawy goals. First, on 26 minutes Scott fed Doris who raced clear and finished well from the edge of the box. Then on 36, against after Peterhead possession, Scott gathered the ball on the right and smashed in a shot fomr just insde the box which deflected off the keepers' legs for our second.

The feeliong at halftime was that considerabel work remained but the Lichites came out fired and took the initiative carving out some noce openings. First Scott was clear outside the box but smashed it just over. Then on 52 minutes itricate passing back and forward let Weirt steal in a finish off a great move for our third. We continue to play free flowing football and Weir was first to react when a ball was only parried by the keeper.

Job done, we then played out the remaining half hour. Peterhead continued to press and, apart rom htting the top of the bar late on, didn't create much Reilly, Masson and Tosh came on as subs but no reall scoring chances created.

Our defence, as a unit deserve credit for keeping Peterhead well tamed whenever they threatened and then these fast expansive attacks with deadly finishes showed we can more than compete. a lovely afternoon for all Lichties

This is an unbelievable run we're on right now. Barely a month ago, it was gloom and doom and it looked like we might be struggling to get any sort of respectable points tally and calls for the manager's head were loud and clear. When normal service resumes, we may still have to battle relegation but we've shown that we have a decent and competitive team.

Well done Lichties