Club News


Sat 11 Aug 2012

Blue Toon boss Jim McInally was understandably delighted with the efforts of his players in their 2-2 draw with Rangers, although he admitted he didn't expect to come so close to a shock victory over the Glasgow club.

Goals from Rory McAllister and Scott McLaughlin had put the Blue Toon in front after their visitors had taken the lead through Barrie McKay, but Andy Little bundled hom from close range in the final minute to ensure a share of the points.

McInally said "I never thought I'd see a dressing room as disappointed as I have today after drawing 2-2 with Rangers. I'm really proud that we went a goal behind and didn't succumb to it. We showed great quality and had we won the game you woulcn't have complained.

Balmoor was close to capacity for the visit of Rangers 

"I said at half-time that I hope you've recognised what went on in the first half.We defended well and got in about Rangers, but we didn't take part in the game on the ball."

The manager was pleased with the way his side competed against their opponents in the first half, but was delighted to see them get on the ball and attack more after the interval.

"I told them to take part in the game. I asked Dean Cowie how many fouls he'd made - none - and the first thing he did after the break was nail the guy Black. Everybody came to life and took part in the game.

"I know that when our players participate with the ball we're a handful, and we showed that.

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"It's a fantastic start to the season, but it would have been great to get the three points. If you look at the save Alexander has made from Rory. I was celebrating. Even when it went to 2-2, we had a great chance with a great ball across the box."

A full match report is now available.