Perfect penalty sees Blue Toon take the points

Peterhead's Rory McAllister celebrates his winner.
Peterhead's Rory McAllister celebrates his winner.

Blue Toon boss Jim McInally praised his team’s fighting spirit after they came from behind to beat Stenhousemuir at Ochilview at the weekend.

Star striker Rory McAllister converted a last-ditch penalty to secure the points for Peterhead after they staged a dramatic comeback.

Stenhousemuir had gone ahead in the second period when McMenamin headed into the goal.

But Peterhead equalised through McAllister before he netted the winning penalty.

Speaking after the game, McInally said he was delighted at the victory as it had been a hard game for his side.

“It was a tough game for us so to take all three points was fantastic,” he said.

“We were missing Mark Miller who is a very influential player for us and we went behind against the run of play.

“But we fought back and did well to claim all three points at the end of the day.”

McInally had particular praise for in-form Rory McAllister who netted the winner for the Blue Toon.

“Rory took a perfect penalty given the amount of pressure he was under to convert it.

“I was feeling a bit anxious given the amount of stoppage time before the penalty but Rory has a great technique and took it well,” he said.

“We showed lots of character in the game - particularly given we came back to win by scoring two goals in the last 20 minutes of the game.

“Admittedly I felt our performance started to go down a bit once we equalised and we stopped passing the ball.

“But we got our heads down and kept on working and Andy Rodgers did well with the lay-off for Rory.

“We are lucky to have some good options.”

McAllister meanwhile described his performance as just another day at the office.

“I just concentrated on doing the job in hand and getting my penalty technique right,” he said. I knew it was important to score as it was virtually the last kick of the ball.

“I do have a decent record when it comes to penalties and I have my own technique and just waited to see what their goalkeeper would do,” he added.

Peterhead’s next game is at home to Dunfermline on Saturday, November 8.