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Peterhead 2-3 Dumbarton: Reaction From The Dugout

Wed 24 Jan 2018

Defender Jason Brown took his impressive scoring tally to eight for the season Defender Jason Brown took his impressive scoring tally to eight for the season

SCOTTISH CUP FOURTH ROUND
PETERHEAD 2-3 DUMBARTON

POST-MATCH THOUGHTS

 

 

PETERHEAD MANAGER JIM McINALLY

“I thought we looked more like the Championship team.”

“I have just seen the statistics for the game and they are pretty astonishing but we have lost goals from two set-pieces.”

“For the first one, we believe Greg Fleming was fouled and it was poor marking for the third goal.”

“We actually started the second half really well and we looked as if we were going to score and then before we knew it, we were 3-1 behind.”

“But I will tell you what, these are gutsy players we have because they just stormed back again and if it was not for the Dumbarton goalkeeper, we would have forced at least a replay.“

“We deserved something out of the game but it is a cup tie and it is all about winning and Dumbarton have won the game and we are out.”

 

 

DUMBARTON MANAGER STEPHEN AITKEN

“We knew coming here it was going to be tough.”

“Jim’s teams are always well organised and always have plenty of ability in them.”

“We were on a hiding to nothing because people expected us to win due to us being in the Championship.”

“But football is not always like that and we knew we were in for a hard game.”

“We were struggling for numbers and Danny Handling got injured in the warm-up and then Dougie Hill came off injured.”

“Credit to the players, they stood tall at the end and we are delighted to be in the next round but it was hard work.”

“I thought Willie Gibson was outstanding for Peterhead. He is a player I have worked with two or three times and I always knew that while he was on the pitch, things could happen so we were never comfortable.”

 

 

 

By Glenn Moir