Peterhead glad to be back in with the ‘big teams’ after Raith win

Peterhead's Rory McAllister.

Peterhead manager Jim McInally insisted their was only going to be one winner after his team trounced Raith Rovers 3-0 in the Scottish Cup third round.

Jordon Brown and Rory McAllister (2) scored in the second half to seal Blue Toon’s place in the fourth round for the first time in five years ahead of the draw at 4.45pm today.

McInally was delighted as they took the scalp of the full-time Kirkcaldy outfit who play in League One.

He said: “It was thoroughly deserved. I was a bit concerned at half-time that we hadn’t got in the lead because we thoroughly deserved to be in the lead at half-time.

“The wind was swirling all over the place with high gusts.

“I thought we had the best of the conditions in the first half and that we might be up against it in the second half.

“But five minutes into the second half Greg Fleming had a really good save. After that we never really looked back and played really well in the second half.

“It was really convincing, we were better all over the park and it was a really good performance.

“The players were criticised last week (after their 3-2 loss to Stenhousemuir) and they took it on the chin and came back and kept a clean sheet.

“We played a 3-5-2 and they adapted to it really well.

“We never looked like losing a goal.

“I’m delighted to be in the fourth round it’s five years since we’ve been this far and we’re back with the big teams.”