McInally to reassess team

Peterhead's Nicky Riley clashes with Kevin Nicoll
Peterhead's Nicky Riley clashes with Kevin Nicoll

Peterhead FC Manager Jim McInally has suggested that he needs to reassess his team selections after a draw against Forfar.

The Blue Toon team secured a 2-2 draw in the home game at Balmoor Stadium on Saturday.

Peterhead went into half time 1-0 after a goal from Riley.

But the visitors equalised early in the second half with a goal from Swankie.

And they then went on to take the lead after a long-range strike from Ian Campbell.

With 15 minutes of the match left, substitute Leighton McIntosh levelled the score.

Both teams chased for a wining in goal in the remainder of the game, but ended with them sharing the points.

Manager McInally said it was a fair result, but that the team need to tighten up in defence.

And he was philosophical after the match.

He said: “I thought a draw was fair.

“Both sides had periods of the game they were in the ascendancy.

“They started better then after we scored we could have scored two or three.

“We played well up to half time then lost a goal early in the second half that was soft then we had a good spell with plenty of possession.

“We levelled with a terrific goal then Shane had a chance to win it for us.

“I am disappointed we are playing in spell at the moment, in bits and pieces but I thought a draw was fair.

“I need to look at my team selections at the moment, look at myself.

“We are losing too many soft goals and have too many attacking players on the pitch which is fine if they are all playing well but that puts pressure on the defence.

“I am going to have to stiffen up the midfield and protect the back four.

“That’s what Forfar did after they lost a couple of games and we are going to need to do that to turn the corner.

“We are drawing too many games and I am going to have to look at how I set the team up to change that,” he said.