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PETERHEAD 2 ELGIN CITY 1

Sat 04 Jan 2014

Boss Jim McInally was delighted with the drive his players showed to come back from a goal down to overcome struggling Elgin City at Balmoor.

Graeme Sharp and Jamie Redman found the net in the second half to counter David Niven's opener, and help Peterhead move five points clear at the top of the table.

"I didn't see it coming to be honest," McInally conceded. "I thought 1-1 would have been the way the game was going to end.

"For our desire at the end, we probably deserved it. We never accepted 1-1, and kept tryting to get a second goal. We didn't play very well and we've won, so it's a massive result for us. I can't ask for more in terms of effort, but we can do better in our performance."

"It's a great result as Elgin are a decent team, with the likes of Wyness, Gunn and Sutherland. They're good players and to be 16 points clear of them makes me very happy."

Sharp celebrates his goal

McInally felt some of his players were trying to do too much in the first half, and his words at half-time certainly seemed to do the trick, with one of those he told to calm down going on to hit the winner.

"I said at half-time that some of the players were trying to over-play," he continued. "I told them to go out and do what they're good at doing.

"The first 25 minutes of the second half must have been good for neutrals, it was very end to end with both teams having a go. When we lost Rory a lot of people would have thought our chance had gone, but Andy Rodgers is equally as good a player and his bit of class near the end puts it in for Jamie, who was one of the one I spoke to at half-time, to score."

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