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Reaction From The Dugout: Peterhead v Hearts

Tue 25 Jul 2017

The two goalscorers, Jason Brown and Rory McAllister, in the Blue Toon's superb win over Hearts The two goalscorers, Jason Brown and Rory McAllister, in the Blue Toon's superb win over Hearts

 

BETFRED CUP 
GROUP B

PETERHEAD 2-1 HEARTS

Post-match reaction

 

 

PETERHEAD MANAGER JIM McINALLY

 

"It's a fantastic result and then I remembered that having won, we now have a chance of going through if we can beat Elgin, which will be tough."

"Everybody had written us off and you get annoyed because you don't get respected at our level."

"I read all the stuff about Hearts today and even their manager never mentioned Peterhead or that we can cause them any problems."  

"I told the players to try and come out of this game with people talking about them and to let Hearts know they have been in a game."

"Now Hearts know they have been in a game."

"It would be a great achievement if we could go through for the second season in a row but we have a lot of tired bodies."

"I am just grateful that Elgin played tonight too so that's half the battle."

"The geography of our players, like WIllie Gibson and Greg Flemng from Dumfries, means I might have to go and speak nicely to the chairman to see if we can get them up on Friday night."

 

 

 

HEARTS HEAD COACH IAN CATHRO

 

"We did not start the game particularly well and that allowed Peterhead to stay motivated and keep fighting."

"We probably got ourselves on top but we need to make better decisions to make sure that when the opportunities are there, we take them."

"We need to be more efficient in our play in the final third."

"It's a disappointment in relation to the competition that we are playing in.  We wanted to win the game to put ourselves in a position to top the group and we have not done that."

"What we also respect is that we have got a number of new players in the team and their relationships are building."

"We need to make sure that we are ready for Saturday first and foremost.  That's the priority."

"From the demand that we put on ourselves, winning against Dunfermline was always the target.  Now to progress in the competition, it's a game we need to go and win."

"That's fine, that's the reality of the situation."

 

By Glenn Moir