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Skipper Rory - we will climb the table

Mon 16 Dec 2019

Peterhead skipper Rory McAllister reckons that the Blue Toon will climb the table from seventh place as they have shown that they can mix it with the title challengers.

The Blue Toon lost 2-1 at Airdrie on Saturday after falling behind to an early Calum Gallagher goal and then a penalty from Dale Carrick before Scott Brown’s thumping strike right on half time set up the chance of rescuing a point after the break.

Despite being the better side in the second 45 minutes an equaliser never materialised however McAllister reckons that running a Diamonds side, that returned to top spot alongside Raith Rovers, so close proves that Peterhead are not far off.

McAllister said: “Airdrie are one of the top teams and we should have got something from them. We also should have beaten Raith Rovers a few weeks ago in the Scottish Cup so we are acquitting ourselves well in this league.”

“It is really thin margins and we just need to get a break in some games. If we do, then we can look at the top half and a push for the play-offs.”

Jamie Stevenson was pulled down three minutes from time with referee Lloyd Wilson deciding the offence had taken place just outside of the box.

Derek Lyle tapped the free-kick to McAllister and his wicked curling effort just cleared the bar with the striker saying: “It was touch and go if it was in the box. My shot was pretty close, less than a yard away and that kind of summed up our day.”