Positives there and results will come

PETERHEAD V ALLOA'(DUNCAN BROWN)''UP FOR IT - ALLOA'S GRAEME HOLMES AND PETERHEAD'S RYAN STRACHAN.
PETERHEAD V ALLOA'(DUNCAN BROWN)''UP FOR IT - ALLOA'S GRAEME HOLMES AND PETERHEAD'S RYAN STRACHAN.

PETERHEAD boss Jim McInally took away plenty of positives from Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Alloa Athletic and is confident his young side can battle their way up the league in the next few weeks.

A late and bizarre equaliser earned Peterhead a share of the points at Balmoor at the weekend as they battled out a deserved draw against title chasing Alloa.

Things weren’t looking too good for the Blue Toon after a late opener looked to have sealed the points for the visitors.

However, an absolute howler from the Wasps keeper gave Peterhead the much-needed point that keeps them off the foot of the table.

Speaking after the game, McInally said that the draw was a deserved result adding that it would have been harsh for Peterhead to lose the game.

“I don’t think I would go as far as saying we deserved to win, but a decent 0-0 would have been a fair result on the day,” he said.

“It was a fine goal to equalise and at the end of the day I think there are a lot of positives to take from the game.

“I think the spirit of the lads has shown and especially on Tuesday when we played Annan. We were 2-0 down and they could have given up but they kept on battling away.

“I think Saturday’s game was the best we have been in a while. The back kept their shap and the lads worked really hard.

“We have a younger team out there just now and I think they’re doing really well and we have certainly built on those foundations in the last few games,” he said.

McInally singled out young Davie Ross as a player to watch, stating: “He has done magnificently well and has been a real pleasant surprise.

“We are a hard team to beat just now and our confidence is continuing to grow.

“If we continue to work as hard as we have been then I’m sure the results will come eventually,” he added.

Peterhead will face Inverurie Locos on Saturday in the next round of the Scottish Cup.