Peterhead FC: McAllister does not fear rivals Annan

SPFL 2'PETERHEAD V BERWICK RANGERS'(DUNCAN BROWN)' 'PETERHEAD'S RORY MCALLISTER CELEBRATES HIS GOAL
SPFL 2'PETERHEAD V BERWICK RANGERS'(DUNCAN BROWN)' 'PETERHEAD'S RORY MCALLISTER CELEBRATES HIS GOAL

In the run up to this weekend’s meeting with Annan Athletic, the second in as many weeks, Peterhead’s star man Rory McAllister has said he does not fear the chasers.

McAllister has already scored 22 goals in League Two this season and is closing in on the 29-goal record he set at Brechin.

The 26-year-old scored the vital second goal against the Galabankies with a deft 25-yard chip over Kenny Arthur.

He said: “We’ve got nothing to fear against Annan after the way we played.

“I think it was a comfortable victory and we outplayed them quite a bit.

“Now they’ve got to win, they’ve got to have a go at us and it could suit us.”

Peterhead are a side who enjoy their travels and that is certainly true of their front man - of McAllister’s 24 goals this season, 14 have come away from home.

“A lot of teams come here to Balmoor, they sit in and don’t do anything hoping for a draw.

“When teams come and play it suits us because we’re good at going forward.”

McAllister’s manager agreed that the onus will be on Jim Chapman’s players this Saturday.

McInally said: “I honestly don’t think it’s as big for us as it is for them.

“After we go down there we’ve just got six games let. If we win four of them, they can’t do anything about it.

“Say we went there and drew, it would be sore for them. We’ll just go and play our way.”

Other than their 3-1 defeat at Balmoor, Annan have not lost in their past five games.

Although they currently sit 11 points behind the league leaders they do have a game in hand and, should they win, would move five points clear of third-placed Clyde.

Realistically, there are too many games left to play to discuss the various permutations of results Peterhead need to triumph.

What is undeniable though is that, should Peterhead win on Saturday, they would only need nine points from six games to lift the trophy.