Jim McInally – We did not do enough to score

Mar 31, 2021

Peterhead manager Jim McInally was disappointed that his side did not turn possession into goals in their 2-0 defeat from Clyde at Balmoor.

The Blue Toon looked the more likely side to make a breakthrough for the first hour however after Craig Howie blasted the Bully Wee ahead on 62 minutes the points were heading south with Ross Cunningham’s tap in 11 minutes later sealing Clyde’s success.

The closest Peterhead came to a goal is when a late header from substitute Derek Lyle smacked against a post to leave Jim saying: “We played okay for the majority of the game however we never really looked like scoring. We had lots of possession but in terms of chances or getting glimpses of goal they were few and far between.”

“Derek hitting the post at 2-0 down kind of summed up the night. Their opener was a Goal of the Season goal and not only did it give them the lead it gave them a spring in their step and we did not do enough after that to match them.”

Jim added: “I am going to be too critical of the players as it has been a tough run of games. If we had been offered six points from the first nine after the restart we would have taken that however the fact we beat an Airdrie side going for promotion and then won at Dumbarton, before losing at home to a team below us, just shows how crazy this league is.”

“We have Saturday off in terms of having a game however we will be training. Ben Armour and Steven Boyd are not fully fit yet so we will look to build on the game time they got against Clyde.”

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