Peterhead FC: We can’t throw it away says Rodgers

SPFL 2'PETERHEAD V CLYDE'(DUNCAN BROWN)''PETERHEAD'S ANDY RODGERS CELEBRATES HIS OPENER

SPFL 2'PETERHEAD V CLYDE'(DUNCAN BROWN)''PETERHEAD'S ANDY RODGERS CELEBRATES HIS OPENER

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The Blue Toon juggernaut rumbled on as Peterhead brushed aside title rivals Clyde to leave themselves 10 points clear at the top of League Two.

After the match Andy Rodgers, who netted after only three minutes to put the home side ahead, said the biggest threat facing the squad is hubris.

He said: “A gap has opened up but teams have thrown away bigger gaps than this in the past.

“We’ve just got to focus on what we’re doing.

“The only people who can stop us winning the league are ourselves.

“People are paying to come and watch us so we certainly don’t want to get complacent.”

Rival fans and neutrals alike have conceded Peterhead’s lead is nigh on insurmountable.

Bookies have slashed the odds of the Blue Toon lifting the trophy come May to 1/6 with second-placed Annan languishing at 10/1.

But in the Balmoor halls victory is still spoken about in hushed tones.

Boss Jim McInally said: “It is not impossible for these other teams, but it’s going to be really hard.

“For Stirling Albion to win, for Clyde to win, for East Stirling to win - not everyone can do it.

“Those teams can’t all go on a run - we just have to make sure we look after ourselves.

“My job has gotten easier because motivation is not a problem.

“The players have pride in playing here at Balmoor and I don’t think they get enough credit for the run they’re on.”

Peterhead have now won seven of their last eight matches, scoring 16 goals and conceding eight along the way.

When asked to compare his team’s current run of form to the promotion push at the end of last season, McInally said he had no doubt this time round is more impressive.

“Rangers had won the league by a mile last year.

“Now we’re the ones under pressure so it’s brilliant.”

There is no let up for McInally and his charges as they face a difficult trip to Albion Rovers without the services of the suspended Rory McAllister this weekend and then a meeting with a resurgent East Stirling side at Balmoor.

The question remains: can anyone stop the Blue Toon?