We were not creative enough – Jim McInally

Aug 15, 2021

Peterhead manager reckons that Montrose deserved their 1-0 home win over the Blue Toon on Saturday as they created chances whereas his side failed to find the spark needed to trouble the Gable Endies defence.

Graham Webster’s second half penalty separated the sides however with Peterhead goalkeeper Brett Long by far the busier Jim said: “Montrose deserved their win as they were on the front foot when it came to testing our defence. They created a good number of openings and kept our goalkeeper busy whereas we rarely threatened.”

“It was not like our creative players to all have an off day but they did. It was not until the last 15 minutes that we started to move the ball quickly enough to trouble them. We did create a good chance then for Niah Payne however Allan Fleming in their goal made a decent save.”

“If we had scored then we could have rescued a point, and we would have gladly taken it, however it would not have been one that we could honestly say we deserved as we had not created enough.”

As for the spot-kick given against his side Jim said: “It was a strange penalty in that their player was tripped but I am not convinced there was a tackle there. Both players were running out of the box and there was contact but I am not sure Andy McDonald was doing any more than running.”

“At the end of the day it was given but it was not the reason we lost.”