Evening Express

Dominant Peterhead hit four in League Two Albion rout

Peterhead manager Jim McInally was thrilled with his side’s dominant display as they swept aside Albion Rovers.

The Blue Toon got their first victory of the season, winning 4-0 at Cliftonhill.

Jamie Stevenson got the opener in the first half and the points were secured after half-time.

Summer signing Derek Lyle scored his first goal for the club before Rory McAllister netted with a penalty, his 100th SPFL goal, and Scott Brown added a fourth late on.

Balmoor boss McInally was pleased with the display on the difficult Cliftonhill pitch.

He said: “It was a dominant display from us on a terrible pitch. “We actually played some decent football on a pitch that you’re not really meant to play decent football on.

“In the first half especially it was a bit worrying that we hadn’t scored because we were so much on top.

“As usual we were on top and then we made a mistake and they were one-on-one with the goalie.

“But Greg Fleming made a great block and then we scored about a minute later.

“It was a bit of a wake-up call that we couldn’t get slack and then we got the goal before half-time.

“We never really looked back after that and it was professional on what is a difficult pitch to play.”

After starting the League Two season with a draw against Queen’s Park, McInally was pleased the Buchan team got their first win of the campaign.

He added: “It’s good to get up and running in the league.

“I said to the players before the game the last league game they had lost was in February if you don’t count the play-offs.

“So we’d been on a good run, but I said the pitch was no excuse.

“We needed to get the top done and get the points on the board and that was exactly what the players did.”

After Brechin City in the Challenge Cup tomorrow, Peterhead face table toppers Clyde next Saturday and McInally hopes they can build on this display.