Peterhead FC: Round-up of news from Balmoor

All the news from inside Balmoor.
All the news from inside Balmoor.

This week’s round-up includes a preview of Thursday’s Elgin tie, news of McInally’s award and Rory as Scotland’s second top goalscorer in 2013.

ELGIN HIT BY GOALKEEPER RED CARD - Peterhead’s next opponents, Highland Derby rivals Elgin City, will be without first choice goalkeeper Raymond Jellema after he was sent off in the Black and White’s 2-1 defeat to Annan.

Jellema, a former Balmoor player, has kept five clean sheets in all competitions for Elgin this season.

Elgin boss Ross Jack described the ban as a ‘crushing blow’ following Saturday’s defeat.

Peterhead will be without Reece Donaldson who has been recalled to parent club Raith Rovers.

However fullback Graeme Sharp will return.

RORY IS SCOTLAND’S SECOND TOP SCORER - With a brace at Berwick, Rory McAllister has ended the year as the second top scorer in Scottish professional football. The hitman struck 30 times in 40 appearances for Peterhead in 2013, a tally only bettered by St Johnstone’s Stevie May who scored 33 times in 46 matches. May netted a hattrick against Dundee United on Saturday.

JIM MC BELATEDLY NAMED AS WINNER - Peterhead manager Jim McInally has been chosen as Scottish League 2 Manager of the Month for November.

Despite a 2-0 defeat at Annan on Tuesday, November 5, McInally’s Blue Toon squad have scored 13 goals in their next four matches, beating Elgin, Queen’s Park and Montrose as well as drawing with East Stirling.

Their 5-0 demolition of Queen’s Park in the Spiders’ last game at Hampden was particularly impressive.

Peterhead also recorded two clean sheets in a row - their first of the campaign, scoring eight without reply in the process

To top off an impressive spell, Andy Rodgers and Dean Cowie were nominated in the goal of the month competition.