Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

McInally concedes the better team won after Peterhead humbled

Peterhead's Derek Lyle.
Peterhead's Derek Lyle.

Peterhead manager Jim McInally accepted the better side won as his side went down 2-1 to League 1 leaders Raith Rovers at Starks Park on Saturday.

Dylan Tait’s opener for Raith was cancelled out by Derek Lyle but 20-year-old Jamie Gullan, in his final game on loan from Hibernian, notched the winner for the Kirkcaldy men.

McInally said: “To be honest, I am a bit disappointed with how the first half went as the two goals we conceded were both self-inflicted.

“It was a good end-to-end game in the first 15 to 20 minutes but we then had to rely on our goalkeeper to keep us in it with the penalty save.

“He also had a few other top-class saves before that.

“In the second half we changed our shape and although our goalkeeper has had nothing to do we didn’t work their goalkeeper hard enough.

“We threw everything at it but it just wasn’t to be.”

McInally’s men started well but they found themselves behind after 10 minutes.

A loose pass was seized upon by Dylan Tait whose long-range effort took a nick off Ryan Conroy before looping over a despairing Greg Fleming.

The lead lasted a mere two minutes when Lyle cleverly worked space in the Raith penalty area before tucking home after good work down the left-hand side.

This would be as good as it got for the Blue Toon as the home side went back in front after 25 minutes when Grant Anderson broke free down the right before cutting the ball back to Jamie Gullan to slot home from six yards.

Raith went close to extending their lead on several occasions but found Peterhead goalkeeper Fleming in inspired form.

The Blue Toon stopper was at his very best to claw away a John Baird header then produced his third penalty save in four games by getting down to his left to keep out Regan Hendry’s effort.

Fleming said: “Raith Rovers pass the ball about well and play with confidence.

“The first goal was about the fourth time in a row we have conceded inside the opening 10 minutes here.

“I hoped the penalty save would give us a chance in the second half.

“I think we’ve only forced one save in the second half so it’s just one of those days.”

Raith Rovers ended the match with 10 men after David McKay saw red for a second bookable offence following a poorly-timed challenge on Rory McAllister.

Conroy went close from the resulting free kick but Raith stopper Ross Munro made a fine save to keep out the set-piece effort.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]