Peterhead manager left feeling high and low

Apr 7, 2021

Peterhead manager Jim McInally was left with massively mixed emotions after the Blue Toon’s 1-1 draw at Forfar on Tuesday night.

Jim’s side were well on top from the first whistle and were playing a style of attacking football that had been missing in the loss to Clyde last week and looked on course for three points when Hamish Ritchie finally converted one of the many chances created.

It looked even better when a penalty was awarded after Scott Brown was tripped six minutes from time however Marc McCallum saved Steven Boyd’s effort and to rub salt into Peterhead wounds a header from Martin Scott was judged to have crossed the line and Forfar’s only attempt on target all night had resulted in an equaliser.

Jim said: “It was a travesty to drop points in that game however I am not just feeling negative as I am feeling positive over the way we played. We created a lot of chances and we did all the things that we did not do against Clyde in terms of being strong in attack.”

“Forfar have been in good form and before the game I would not have viewed a draw as the worst result however it is a game that we deserved to win. As soon as we missed the penalty you could feel a twist coming. We are not sure the ball crossed the line and we showed have had an offside decision in our favour as opposed to Forfar being awarded the free-kick the goal came from.”

“It is hard to take but that is the best we have played in about 18 months. I remember a first half performance against Clyde then where we were exceptionally good and that display was on par with it. I could go to town with my disappointment at a few things that went against us but I feel that the players deserve praise for the way they played.”

“Steven is disappointed at missing the penalty but no-one should be disappointed at how they played.”