Peterhead 2 – 0 Fraserburgh
A crowd of 778 turned up to honour Blue Toon stalwart Graham Sharp in his testimonial against Fraserburgh with the Blue Toon easing to a 2-0 victory against their Buchan rivals.
Former Montrose player Sharp was delighted with the turn-out and said: “It was a good day, a good crowd and a good atmosphere.
“It was a bit strange as normally when you’re playing football it’s about the team, but today there was more focus on me.
“It was nice to see everyone involved at the club, the players and the town and I really appreciate people turning out for me today.
“Winning the league last season is a memory I’ll never forget as during the 10 seasons I’ve been here I’ve wanted to win something. Playing Rangers in the cup at Ibrox and Celtic at Peterheatd are games not many people thought they’d see.”
Peterhead began the game on the front foot and took the lead on nine minutes, when a cross from the right by Steven Noble drifted all the way into the far corner.
Peterhead’s Fraser McLaren hobbled off to be replaced by Rory McAllister on 36 minutes and the prolific attacker wasted little time making an impact, rifling a low drive home via the left-hand post after a long ball from Sharp.
Peterhead went straight on the attack after the interval and McAllister was only denied a quickfire double by a fine save from Fraserburgh goalkeeper Scott Cowe.
Sharp believes the match also served its purpose ahead of the start of the League 1 campaign and added: “The game was good, it’s all about fitness now and I realised that in the second half when my legs went a bit. Hopefully it will stand us in good stead for the season ahead.
“We’ve been training hard but it’s different when you start playing games, you can run around as much as you want but there’s no substitute for match fitness.”