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Small margins make a big difference for Blue Toon

Thu 27 Oct 2016

Small margins can make a big difference.

A fortnight ago, Peterhead were anchored to the foot of League 1.

But two wins later, the Balmoor men are up to eighth and just three points outside the top four.

So what, if anything, has brought about the change?

Very little, according to Jim McInally, who saw his team win back-to-back in North Lanarkshire against Airdrie and Albion Rovers respectively.

The Blue Toon manager said: "The only thing I felt was wrong was the results because we had been playing okay."

"In fact, there was some decent stuff in the Brechin game away and the Livingston home match."

"But, you know what it is like, people stop listening because they look at your position in the table, bottom spot, and they think you are just coming away with a story."

"In the last couple of games, especially at Airdrie where we just kept playing the same way, we got a bit of a rub of the green."

"It was the same against Albion last week because although it was a good result, their pitch was not conducive to a good game and probably both teams would have settled for a draw."

"But we got a break with the goal, which was scrappy and not the best you will ever see."

"Sometimes that is just the difference."

Peterhead will go for three victories in a row on Saturday when they welcome Stranraer, who sit two places and two points above the Blue Toon.

The Balmoor fixture will be the first on their own turf in four weeks.

McInally added: "I was up the other day and saw the lovely pitch we have got."

"It will be good to be back playing there especially after last week. I knew Albion's surface would not be great and we played accordingly."

"But there will be no excuses for not trying to get the ball down on Saturday."

"I am looking forward to getting back to Balmoor because it has been a while since we last had a game there."

 

By Glenn.Moir