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Colville crushed as professional Peterhead net nine

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Rory McAllister celebrates with Willie Gibson after scoring one of his five goals against Colville Park Rory McAllister celebrates with Willie Gibson after scoring one of his five goals against Colville Park


By Glenn Moir


Rory McAllister scores five in a cup tie? We’ve heard that one before.

Last time, it was Championship side Falkirk who suffered. This time, it was amateur outfit Colville Park.

The Motherwell-based players gave their lot at Balmoor but it was still hard not to feel some sympathy for them as fitness and ability told long before half time.

Peterhead went on to score nine in the Scottish Cup second round tie and boss Jim McInally later admitted he wanted a 10th goal.

The Balmoor manager will just hope the emphatic result will gave his team confidence for the much, much tougher games that lie ahead.

Once the first goal went in after 14 minutes, the writing was on the wall for Colville. Jamie Stevenson’s free-kick was poorly defended and Jason Brown forced the ball in from six yards.

Regardless of the gulf in class, Peterhead’s second in the 22nd minute was to be admired. A slick move saw Scott Brown feeding Allan Smith, whose diagonal ball found McAllister. His driven cross was then swept in by the sliding Jack Leitch.

In the 36th minute, McAllister netted his first of three quick-fire goals before half time with a fine lobbed effort from just outside the box.

Moments later, Colville keeper David Tait did not look comfortable coming for Stevenson’s cross, clattering into a team-mate, as McAllister picked up the pieces to stroke the ball in from eight yards.

The Blue Toon striker converted a penalty just before the break after Scott Brown was chopped down by Lance Pearce. Referee Lorraine Watson, who recently took charge of her first senior men’s game, was right to point to the spot.

After a brief bit of respite for the visitors early in the second half, an own goal from Gary Currie in the 58th minute gave Peterhead the impetus to got on and score more.

Colville’s mistakes were made from tired legs and minds as Liam Cusack brought down Stevenson, who, due to the space in front of him, played like the winger he used to be rather than a full-back. McAllister did the rest from the spot to make it seven in the 74th minute.

Three minutes later, Scott Brown found the bottom corner with a low 20 yard shot, which gave Tait no chance and McAllister latched on to Stevenson’s pass to complete the rout in added time.

McAllister, after five games without a goal, headed home happy. No doubt his mum, the keeper of his match balls, was chuffed as well.

Talking of goalscorers, Lewis Vaughan, who recently scored in 11 games in a row, will visit Balmoor next month because Peterhead have been drawn to play Raith Rovers in round three.



Stevenson Jas.Brown McCracken McIlduff

            Leitch Ferry S.Brown Gibson

                   Smith         McAllister