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Post Match Views

Both managers faced the press after today’s match at Broadwood. However, both showed contrasting emotions after a game that saw Peterhead move to the top of the league following a 3-1 victory.

Peterhead manager Jim McInally didn’t disguise his delight at all aspects of his side’s win:-

“Obviously, when you play Clyde you have to deal with the long throws. It is a great tool to have in your team but I thought we defended that really well, the high stuff and general play but the one let down was that we didn’t score more goals. We didn’t pick them off more at the end. Considering we are meant to be a one man team, we lost that one man early enough in the game but showed we are a decent enough side. It was a great win at a really tough place.

“We are playing ok and scoring goals and are in good nick at the minute. McAllister (hamstring) and Gilfillan (groin) were enforced changes but I feel we are in a good place at the moment as players are also returning from injury. We are bringing guys back who probably should be playing in any case. Considering what we have gone through with injuries and suspensions it is good now. We are in the right place at the moment. Confidence is good. Everybody was going on about Clyde’s run before today but we are on a good run as well and scoring goals into the bargain.”

Jim Duffy was typically honest in his analysis of the game:-

“I am bitterly disappointed with the performance. We didn’t play at all and Peterhead thoroughly deserved to win. We made basic errors for all the goals but nevertheless we didn’t perform. We had too many players off the pace today. Peterhead were first to the ball, they were sharper than us and better than us today, so we have got to accept that. It was just disappointing that we have been performing so well as a team recently, but there was a real spark missing today. 

“Sometimes you get one or two off the pace and you have to change it around but today we only had one or two on their game; Brian McQueen was excellent at the back and Stef McCluskey worked hard but apart from that I don’t think there were too many that could say they were anywhere near their level.

“Stuart McColm was an enforced change as he had a hamstring injury at half-time and that was a blow as he is an important player for us.

“I could be here all night and give excuses but the bottom line is the better team won. They had better players than us on the day, they performed better and now we have to try and bounce back.”