Sub rodgers secures win

Peterhead's Andy Rodgers celebrates his winner.
Peterhead's Andy Rodgers celebrates his winner.

Peterhead steered their way to their 19th game unbeaten in League One on Saturday with a win over visitors Airdrie.

Subsitute Andy Rodgers slotted home the only goal of the game, keeping up the Blue Toon’s impressive record as they all but secured a play-off place at the end of the season.

Speaking after Saturday’s game, McInally said that he was pleased with the result, despite the performance.

“It was not a great performance, although I thought as a team we defended well,” he said.

“We missed a couple of really good chances in the second half and we had to play against a team that came up here and just sat in.

“That’s not easy, bearing in mind they went to Dunfermline and won there playing the same way.

“It was pleasing to get the win and no more so than seeing Andy Rodgers socring the winning goal.”

He continued: “For the whole season he has been sitting in the dugout supporting the team like we do.

“He hasn’t any bitterness in him and he is there for us the whole time and I am so pleased he went on and got the winner because he deserved it.”Andy Rodgers was also delighted with his goal.

He said: “My chances have been limited but when I do get the opportunity I had to get on and do my bit.

“I haven’t played much but I cannot have any complaints as Rory, Shane, Leighton and Nicky Riley have all been flying.”

Meanwhile, with the Blue Toon’s Petrofac Training Cup final just three weeks away, there appear to be no signs of the Peterhead players losing focus on the league.

“You could forgive the lads for switching off but that has just not happened,” said McInally.

“Even other teams such as Hibs and Ross County, who have been building up to Cup finals have had some bad results.

“Some people thought we had a bad result on Tuesday night when we drew 0-0 with Stranraer.

“However, I thought it was a decent point,” he added.