McInally’s praise for Blue Toon super sub Jordon after late goal

Peterhead's David McCracken and Cowdenbeath's Blair Malcolm.

Peterhead manager Jim McInally hailed substitute Jordon Brown for earning them a vital three points against Cowdenbeath.

The Blue Toon beat the Blue Brazil 3-2 at Balmoor on Saturday to remain six points behind League Two leaders Montrose with two games in hand.

Brown struck in injury time to snatch the win. The Buchan outfit had been behind at the break after Cameron Muirhead scored.

The hosts were ahead in the second period when Rory McAllister and Jordon’s brother Jason scored.

But Robbie Buchanan pegged the score back to 2-2 on 54 minutes.

Buchanan was later sent off, before Jordon Brown struck in injury-time.

He has come off the bench in each of Peterhead’s last three home games and scored.

McInally said: “​It was a brilliant day for the two Brown brothers.

“Jordon has scored a lot of goals lately.

“He has been fantastic in the last few home games at coming on and scoring.”

McInally didn’t feel his side played particularly well, but was pleased to get the win and happpy that he has such a strong bench at his disposal to help turn games around.

He added: “In the first half we were outplayed, not totally, but we were outplayed.

“They were hungry and they showed a real appetite for the game and were deservedly 1-0 up at half-time.

“When I watched them against Stenhousemuir last Tuesday, I sort of witnessed the same situation. In the second half, within a minute of us going 2-1 up, we conceded a goal which was criminal.

“From then on they were trying not to lose and we were desperately trying to score.

“We didn’t really play well enough and it was a long set-piece at the end that did it.

“McAllister did brilliantly to head it down for Jordon Brown to knock it into the net.

“It was a wonderful way to win, but the performance wasn’t good enough.

“I’m lucky that we have such a strong bench. On Saturday I could have subbed seven or eight players.

“And I didn’t leave it very long to make changes, because I’ve got the likes of Nicky Riley and Jordon Brown who have gone on and done well. I put on Paul Cairney on as well, so I’m lucky to have such a good bench there. The boys that aren’t really reaching the heights can be replaced.”