Club News

PETERHEAD 1 BERWICK RANGERS 0

Tue 20 Dec 2011

Jim McInally's Peterhead side record a long-awaited and much-needed league victory tonight, as they overcame visitors Berwick Rangers by a solitary goal.

Rory McAllister found the net from the penalty spot deep into first-half injury time, after Berwick defender Andy McLean had scythed down Jamie Redman just inside the area.

By then the Blue Toon had already survived a penalty scare of their own as Davie Donald seemed to haul back Michael Deland in the area, and Darren Gribben had hit wide when it looked like he should have scored.

But Peterhead were in the ascendancy after the interval, and although they created numerous chances, the goal the would make the game safe never came, leading to a nervy final ten minutes.

They held out, though, securing a first home league win since January, and in the process hauling themselves off the foot of the table.

McInally admitted his relief afterwards, saying "It has been a long time coming and it felt like it tonight, especially in the second half. I felt we dominated the game but you could see the nerves setting in, although our goalkeeper didn’t have a save to make in the second half.

"It speaks volumes for how hard we worked. You can’t fault the work rate of the boys, though we almost shot ourselves in the foot a couple of times in the first half.

"Sometimes you need a break and maybe we got that tonight. Plenty went against us in the past few games, but we just get on with it and I think it was a thoroughly deserved win."

A full report is now available, with highlights on BlueToon TV