Peterhead boss dedicates win to people of the Blue Toon

The Peterhead squad celebrate at full time after seeing off Queen's Park to reach the Petrofac Training Cup final.
The Peterhead squad celebrate at full time after seeing off Queen's Park to reach the Petrofac Training Cup final.

PETERHEAD boss Jim McInally today dedicated their historic cup win at Hampden to all the people of the Blue Toon.

Goals from Rory McAllister and Leighton McIntosh gave McInally’s men a 2-1 win over Queen’s Park at the national stadium in the semis of the Petrofac Challenge Cup.

It means Peterhead are through to their first senior  final since making the step up from the Highland League in 2000.

They will now face Rangers or St Mirren, who meet in the other semi on November 28.

McInally is delighted to have given the whole of the Buchan town something to be proud of.

He said:  “It is brilliant, it is nice to see people so happy.

“Hopefully the whole town can feel a boost as it has been a bit of a  tough time up there lately.

“If we can give them a nice day out, hopefully back at Hampden, it would just be fantastic.”

The former Dundee United and Celtic star also paid tribute to Peterhead chairman Rodger Morrison and his board of directors at Balmoor Stadium.

He said: “I am so chuffed for the chairman and all the directors.

“They work so hard to give me the support needed to put a strong team on the park.”

You can read further reaction to Peterhead’s victory in tomorrow’s Evening Express.

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