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Peterhead 3-2 Cowdenbeath: Reaction From The Dugout

Sun 24 Dec 2017

Rory equalises for Peterhead at the start of the second half Rory equalises for Peterhead at the start of the second half

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PETERHEAD 3-2 COWDENBEATH


Post-match thoughts

 

Blue Toon manager Jim McInally
“I am delighted with the three points but that was it, to be honest.”

“In the first half, it was like watching what I saw the other night, between Cowdenbeath and Stenhousemuir, where Cowdenbeath were a lot better than Stenny and they took a lead into half time.”

“But I said to our players that maybe what happened the other night was still in their minds and lets go and take advantage of that by getting balls into the box.”

“There was not a lot of wind but we had a bit of a breeze behind us in the second half.”

“To get back into the match so quickly, take the lead but then succumb the lead straight away was criminal because we never got a chance to sit on the game.”

“But I have to praise the boys for never giving up. They kept going for it and there will people going home delighted because we scored in the last minute and that is what it is all about.”

“All the credit, especially in the first half, goes to Cowdenbeath although we were better after half time.”

“I am delighted to win but, probably, a draw would have been fair.”

 

Blue Brazil manager Gary Bollan
“My players put loads into that game.”

“We lost with the last kick of the ball, which was hugely disappointing and I am angry at that, but I am more disappointed for the lads because of the effort and commitment they showed for the 90 minutes.”

“We went ahead, which I thought was deserved, and we played some good football in the first half.”

“I knew Jim, with the way he is, would have Peterhead firing at the start of the second half and that was what happened although the goals we conceded, we have got to defend them better.”

“It is things we have been working on in training but we have got to put them in place on matchday.”

“Again, the players showed a bit of character to come back at two-each and I felt the game was fizzing out a bit and we would see it through.”

“But it is hugely disappointing that we cannot defend a long ball into the box in the last minute.”

“Somebody just needed to get a touch on it because if the ball goes out of play, the game was over.”

 

By Glenn Moir