Jim hoping that fine win does not come at high cost

Dec 20, 2020

Peterhead manager Jim McInally was proud of his team following their 1-0 success over Partick Thistle at Firhill however he is hoping that the win has not come at too high a cost ahead of Tuesday night’s fixture with Montrose.

A first half goal from Scott Brown separated the sides with Jim saying: “It was a great performance and a great win. Partick Thistle had the majority of the ball however I believe that we deserved to win as we created a good number of chances.”

“Joshua Rae had a great couple of saves before we scored a really good goal. Steven Boyd deserves great credit as he could have scored himself, however he looked up and saw that Scott was in a better position than him and passed.”

“Scott produced another excellent finish and we saw things out to the break quite comfortably.”

Jim added: “In the second half Thistle had a lot of possession and territory however we were good on the counter-attack and we should have picked them off that way. Alan Cook, Lyall Cameron and Steven all had chances however we could not get the second.”

“When that happens the home side will increase the pressure in the final minutes and that is what happened. There were a few dangerous situations however Joshua did not have a lot to do.”

“My biggest concern was the amount of injury time that was played. There were three minutes played before Brian Graham got injured and that added on even more time. We came through it and two wins in a row is a good week’s work.”

Jim continued: “We are counting the cost of this win and I will not be able to think about a team until Tuesday. Gary MacKenzie had to come off as he was inured and Ryan Conroy is also struggling with an ankle problem.”

“Andrew McCarthy did some work in the warm-up however we could not send him on as his knee is still troubling him. Ben Armour will miss out as will Josh Mulligan so could be a few bodies down.”