Peterhead goal hero Rory McAllister insists he hasn’t hit top form despite a blistering start to the season.
The Blue Toon striker got their second on Saturday in the 3-0 win over Elgin City at Balmoor.
It took the prolific McAllister to eight goals in nine league games this term – but he insists there’s still more to come.
He said: “I thought we played well, there were spells in the game where we could have done better such as in the first half with the final ball.
“We got the goal and it opened up in the second half and I got the second which killed the game.
“We could have had a few more. I can play better but I’ve scored eight goals in nine league games.
“But I don’t think I’ve played that well, although I felt I was all right on Saturday.
“Hopefully when I start playing well I’ll score a lot more goals. If I can do that it will hopefully get us to the top of the league as well.”
Saturday’s win gives Peterhead 22 points from their opening nine games and leaves them second in the table, two points adrift of Edinburgh City.
McAllister has been happy with the Buchan team’s form in the first quarter of the League Two season.
He added: “It’s a good start and if we get 22 points in every quarter we will win the league and that’s what it comes down to.
“We want to keep going and see where it takes us.
“I don’t think we’ve been as good as we can be, especially at home we can be better.
“We need to keep winning and if Edinburgh keep going it will be an interesting season.”
After a tepid first period, the Blue Toon were ahead three minutes from the break.
Jamie Stevenson’s excellent cross from the right came through to Ryan Dow, who bundled home from four yards.
Seven minutes into the second half it was 2-0 when Willie Gibson’s driven inswinging corner from the left was glanced home by McAllister from six yards at the front post.
The striker was close again soon after but goalie Kyle Gourlay held his shot from 15 yards.
On 57 minutes McAllister was through again on the left side of the box, but Gourlay saved and on the rebound Dow teed up Jack Leitch, who lashed over from 14 yards.
Midway through the second half Gourlay made a flying save to keep out Scott Brown’s curler from 18 yards and the keeper thwarted McAllister again from the right of the area.
The third arrived on 86 minutes when Paddy Boyle’s cross from the left found sub Russell McLean, the striker rolled his marker and finished from 10 yards.