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Just no capital gains for Blue Toon

PETERHEAD'S RORY MCALLISTER IS HELD BY PAT SCULLION
PETERHEAD'S RORY MCALLISTER IS HELD BY PAT SCULLION

Peterhead striker Rory McAllister insists that confidence is still high in the camp despite their recent blip in form as they go in search of automatic promotion from League 2 this season.

A goalless draw at Edinburgh City, coupled with Montrose’s 1-0 home win against Stenhousemuir has left the Blue Toon six points adrift of the league leading Gable Endies although they have two games in hand.

McAllister believes winning those two games has become crucial for his side, however, following a frustrating goalless draw against Edinburgh City at Ainslie Park.

The Peterhead striker said “I’m confident we are going to win this league.

“I believe we have the best team in this league and if we play as well as we can we will win the league that’s how we need to look at it and that’s it.

“It feels a bit like two points have been dropped.

“There wasn’t too much in the game although I thought we were the better team.

“It’s just going that way for us just now but if we get a goal early in the second half we win the game.

“A few months ago we were scoring fours, fives and sixes but it’s going that way just now and we need to keep going and it will turn back for us.

“We will keep at it and it will turn back to winning ways starting next week.

“It is just the way it is and we know if we win our games in hand we are top of the league so we need to keep going and focus on that.”

McAllister was not a happy man as he felt that his side should have been awarded a penalty as he was bundled over in the box with 20 minutes left.

He said: “It was a stonewall penalty. The referee had a couple of dubious decisions I thought, but you don’t get them all the time. Jason (Brown) heads it down and I get a touch to it first and then I get wiped out after it.

“You can hear it – you hear the contact after it so I think it’s a poor decision.”

This was one of the few incidents of note in what was a lacklustre affair. The home side started brightly and but for an Ashley Grimes miscue would have had an early lead.

McAllister’s men grew into the contest as it progressed although it took until the second half for them to stamp their authority on the game.

Home goalkeeper Calum Antell denied Jamie Stevenson and Jack Leitch from long range.

Substitute Russell McLean spurned a pair of excellent chances as it became obvious it was not going to be Jim McInally’s men’s day in the capital as their recent poor run continued.

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