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DEVERONVALE 3 PETERHEAD 2

Sun 30 Sep 2012

Peterhead boss Jim McInally was in no mood to mince his words after his side crashed out of the Scottish Cup to Highland League side Deveronvale.

The former Morton and East Stirling boss labelled it the worst he'd  been involved in after watching the Blue Toon go down 3-2 to the ten-man Vale at Princess Royal Park.

He said “The first half performance was sackable.

“We were a disgrace. I couldn’t believe that we were second to every ball, we made every wrong decision. It was unacceptable, and I can only apologise to the supporters.

“I’ve got standards, and the first half was as bad as I have ever been involved in.”

Peterhead were 3-0 down by half-time. Chris Blackhall and Graeme Rodger bagging within two minutes of each other to set them on their way, and a stunning volley from captain Scott Fraser giving them a comfort zone.

Michele Lombardi was sent off for a disgusting lunge at Steven Noble, and goals in the last ten minutes from Ross Smith and Bryan Deasley put a closer bent on the scoreline.

But McInally was keen to point out that the late goals didn’t make the result any easier to bear.

He added “We’ve lost three games on the trot now against teams who have basically created the chances they’ve scored with. We’re not working the opposition goalkeeper enough.

"It’s easy to blame the defence but you lose as a team and when we’re in good positions we’re not doing well enough with it.

“I hope these boys don’t go away thinking they’re unlucky because after what happened in the first half, they’re not unlucky. I’m totally gutted.”