McInally delighted as Peterhead reach new goalscoring heights

Peterhead's Rory McAllister has been his usual prolific self this term.

Peterhead’s blistering run of recent form has seen them become the second highest goalscorers in the SPFL.

In their last four games the Blue Toon have racked up 20 goals including a 6-2 thumping of Montrose and a 7-0 hammering of Elgin City.

This form has taken them to second place in the SPFL goalscoring charts.

In 18 league games the Buchan outfit have blasted in 49 goals, only League One side Ayr United have more with 58 strikes from 21 matches.

Premiership champions Celtic have found the net 48 times in 22 league outings and below them Raith Rovers of League One, Rangers and Championship pacesetters St Mirren round off the top six of high scoring sides in the SPFL.

Peterhead also have the third highest goals-per-game ratio of any side in British league football.

Pep Guardiola’s rampant Manchester City are top of the tree with an average of 2.9 goals per game after rattling in 64 goals in 22 league matches.

Ayr are second with the Honest Men averaging 2.76 goals per game and Jim McInally’s side are third with 2.72 goals a game.

This means the Balmoor side are above Liverpool who are fifth with 2.27 after netting 50 goals in 22 league matches.

English League Two leaders Luton Town are fourth on the list with an average of 2.38 after scoring 62 league goals in 26 games.

Raith Rovers are sixth with an average of 2.21 goals per game.

Blue Toon boss McInally is delighted with their scoring form.

He said: “I’m chuffed with the number of goals, and it’s been a really good first half of the season.

“This run is my best in terms of scoring goals.

“The pleasing thing is that we have a threat coming from all areas of the pitch, especially from set-pieces.

“We’ve got so many threats coming forward – Jason Brown is a real danger in the opposition box, David McCracken will always get his head on the ball, Mason Robertson is fantastic and if you add the likes of Rory (McAllister) and Russell McLean we have a big threat.

“The other massive thing from set-pieces is the delivery of Willie Gibson.

“There’s no point in having these guys in the box if you don’t have the delivery.

“Willie’s corner on Saturday for Mason Robertson’s goal was just fabulous.

“Everything has been right lately and I suppose the pressure has been taken off Rory a wee bit.”

Having only played half their league games, finishing the season with 100 league goals is a possibility.

McInally added: “It’s not on my list of priorities. It would be great if we could do it – and if the boys stay confident anything is possible.”