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Peterhead 2-1 Albion Rovers: What the manager said

Sun 04 Nov 2018

Peterhead captain Rory McAllister set up both Derek Lyle goals in the victory which moved the Blue Toon top Peterhead captain Rory McAllister set up both Derek Lyle goals in the victory which moved the Blue Toon top

PETERHEAD 2-1 ALBION ROVERS

Post-match reaction

 

Blue Toon manager Jim McInally:

”It was a game of two halves.”

“We knew before the match how strong the wind was going to be and at half time, I did not know if two goals would be enough.”

“Had we not conceded the goal from a set-piece, I think we would have been okay because we were comfortable enough and got into some decent positions.”

“But in the first half, some of the stuff we played was different class and had we scored six or seven, it would have been a fairer reflection of the half.”

“We rued missing those chances and we ended up hanging on for grim death.”

“The players know the second half was not good enough and they were fighting and arguing amongst themselves in the dressing room afterwards, which was good.”

“If you think about the amount of games that the players have won, that was why I was trying not to be too harsh on them in the dressing room.”

“They have done exceptionally well and they have now got themselves above Edinburgh for the first time in a while so we just need to try and stay there.”

“Next week, we got to Hampden, which is always tough but we have got a squad of players that can deal with different days.”

“Mick Dunlop will still be missing for the Queen’s Park game but hopefully Paddy Boyle will be okay.”

“He just felt his ankle a bit in the warm-up after declaring himself fit so we decided to pull him and not take any chances.”