Brassed-off Blue Toon defender Scott Hooper found it hard to accept his side returned home from Dumbarton empty-handed after attacking their hosts all afternoon.
Hooper insisted: “Dumbarton had one proper chance and they have scored, whereas we had numerous chances and never put the ball in the net. We had no luck in front of goal and it really was a simple case of not scoring and therefore not winning.
“When you look at our squad you are expecting goals. We have players who can score but it just did not happen.
“There were chances from 10 yards out and I was expecting to see the ball in the net – but we never scored. However, we will continue to work hard and I am sure that it will turn.”
Peterhead’s misfortune in front of goal started in the opening seconds when Ben Armour broke clear on the left and cut the ball back to Derek Lyle, who flashed a shot inches over and, a minute later, Scott Brown sent a low shot wide.
Dumbarton threatened on 11 minutes with a cheeky free-kick from Joe McKee, which Greg Fleming had to claw away from his near post, but the Blue Toon were soon back on the offensive.
Rory McAllister squeezed an effort past the left-hand post on 13 minutes before seeing another shot fizz wide of the other upright a minute later.
Gary Fraser thumped a long-distance free-kick a yard wide, as the Blue Toon continued to probe for the opener.
It looked as if a deserved lead would finally be claimed before the break when Brown found himself clear on goal. However, to the dismay of travelling fans, he hit his effort straight at Conor Brennan.
The Sons, on the fringes of the play-off places, made Peterhead pay on 54 minutes when they grabbed what proved to be the winner when Ryan McGeever forced a pass from Isaac Layne over the line.
McAllister sent another effort wide before Brown mis-fired again after some intricate build-up play.
As Peterhead stepped up their efforts for an equaliser Armour looked to be barged in the box before Jack Leitch fired an effort at Brennan.
Ryan Conroy’s delicate free-kick seven minutes from the end summed up Peterhead’s day when it floated over the wall and left Brennan rooted on his line before curling inches wide.
Hooper said: “When you see how well we had done and not scored I began to think it was one of those days.
“We will back in at training on Tuesday night working on things.
“Hopefully we will get chances against Raith Rovers on Saturday and take them.”