Fifteen minutes of pain sinks Peterhead

11 March 2001 03:45
Peterhead's dream of a place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals was destroyed at Livingston in 15 first-half minutes. During that period, the Third Division team, having gone ahead with an early Martin Johnson goal, were effectively sunk by two from Livingston defender John Andersen. The first came with a header from a free-kick, and the other with a shot from a corner. Livingston, who had experienced a major blow before the kick-off with the news that their first-choice goalkeeper, Neil Alexander, had been ruled out because of a hand injury, deservedly made it 3-1 with a delightful volley by David Bingham. Livingston general manager Jim Leishman said: 'This was a more important and bigger game than the one on Tuesday and that's not taking anything away from Aber-deen, but this game allowed us to get to the semi-finals of a national competition There was no pressure on us on Tuesday. We were underdogs and we had the feeling that we wouldn't get beaten. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian