Peterhead v Aberdeen

Cosgrove and Logan on Target For Dons

Sam Cosgrove and Shay Logan earned the Dons a win against Peterhead in their pre-season friendly this evening (3 July 2019) at Balmoor.

The Dons started with three of their seven summer signings – with Ash Taylor, Greg Leigh and Ryan Hedges starting from the off.

James Wilson who just signed for the Dons earlier in the day was on the bench with Jon Gallagher whilst Curtis Main was out with a thigh strain.

Craig Bryson continues his recovery from the ankle ligament injury and now looks doubtful for our Europa League opener against RoPS Rovaniemi next Thursday at Pittodrie.

It didn’t take long for Aberdeen to threaten the home side’s goal after after a cross from Hedges forced a save from Greg Fleming.

Around the half-hour mark, Scott Wright looked on form, stepping past two challenges, he put a powerful shot over goal.

He was in action again in the 36th minute when he put a pass to Sam Cosgrove, his resultant shot went into the net to put the Dons ahead.

It was a Cosgrove / Wright partnership that was involved moments later with the shot from Wright saved by Fleming, the rebound fell to Cosgrove but he put the shot straight to the keeper.

Into the second half, and Cosgrove continued where he left off, continuing his threat in front of goal, when in the 53rd minute he picked up a ball from Greg Leigh and shot low towards the near post, with Fleming managing to block the shot.

Jon Gallagher had a shot on goal in the 67th minute, but it was Shay Logan the “Fox in the Box” . who fired in a 10-yarder in the 70th minute to put the Dons two up.

The final chance fell to Lewis Ferguson who rattled the crossbar from a free kick.

A comfortable run-out for the Dons, and the new signings look promising.

Next up… a Dons XI face Elgin City tomorrow night at Borough Briggs.


Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance
3rd July 2019 7:45 pm Friendly 2019-20 90' 2,042


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome


1Greg Fleming Goalkeeper
2Jamie Stevenson 14 Midfielder
3Paddy Boyle Defender
5Scott Hooper Defender
4Cammy Eadie 12 Defender
6Simon Ferry 19 Midfielder
7Aidan Smith Forward
8Scott Brown Midfielder
9Rory McAllister 16 Forward
10Jack Leitch Midfielder
12Michael Dunlop 4 Defender
14Jason Brown 2 Defender
15Ross Willox
16Aaron Norris 9 Midfielder
17Gary Fraser 99 Midfielder
18Liam McDonald Midfielder
19Ben Armour 6 Forward
99Derek Lyle 17 Forward


1Joe Lewis Goalkeeper
2Shay Logan Defender 70'
3Greg Leigh 5 Defender
4Andrew Considine Defender
5Scott McKenna 3 Defender
6Michael Devlin 14 Defender
11Ryan Hedges 12 Forward
12James Wilson 11 Forward
14Ash Taylor 6 Defender
15Scott Wright 21 Forward
16Sam Cosgrove Forward 35'
17Stevie May 23 Forward
19Lewis Ferguson Midfielder
20Tomáš Černý Goalkeeper
21Jon Gallagher 15 Forward
22Sebastian Ross 24 Midfielder
23Ethan Ross 17 Midfielder
24Dean Campbell 22 Midfielder
9Bruce Anderson Forward
26Miko Aarne Virtanen Midfielder