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Blue Toon boss proud of “unlucky” players

Sun 13 May 2018

Peterhead ran Stenhousemuir close in the second leg but face another season in League 2 Peterhead ran Stenhousemuir close in the second leg but face another season in League 2

LEAGUE 1 PLAY-OFF FINAL 2ND LEG

PETERHEAD 1-0 STENHOUSEMUIR (Stenhousemuir won 2-1 on aggregate)

 

PETERHEAD MANAGER JIM McINALLY

”I am just proud of the effort the players put in when you consider what happened on Wednesday night and what we were left with defensively.“

“We have come away with a clean sheet, which is pretty unbelievable, and to get to half-time at 0-0 having been so vulnerable, I thought was a terrific result.”

“I knew in the second half, with a bit of wind at our back and shooting our favourite way, we would have a real go at them.”

“Factors in the game changed the game and then when we scored, everything was going really well until the fourth official decided he was going to start refereeing the game.”

“For him to call that as a deliberate handball (David McCracken second yellow card), when the referee sees it the same as him and was giving nothing, was not what we needed because we had a lot of tired players out there.”

“But if there was ever going to be an unlucky team this season, it was our group of players, although Willie Gibson disagreed.”

“We have won nine of our last 10 games, just failing to pull back Montrose by one point when Stirling Albion and Stenhousemuir were preparing for these play-offs so I thought Willie’s assessment was wrong.”

“I am proud of the players and I think the second half proved that whatever we were up against up, we had a really good squad of players and lady luck did not shine on us.”