Bookies like Toon again

The League 2 hoardings at Balmoor
The League 2 hoardings at Balmoor

Peterhead are title favourites again following their 4-1 thrashing of league leaders East Stirling last weekend.

The Blue Toon had begun the season as red-hot market leaders, but no wins and only two points from their first three league games had seen them shuffled out to 5/2 second favourites behind Albion Rovers.

But a dominant win over the Shire and Albion’s shock home to Montrose has returned Peterhead to the top. spokesman Paul Petrie said: “We are back where the season started in terms of Peterhead’s odds about lifting the title and they are 7/4 favourites once more.

“The manner of their victory at Ochilview and Albion’s surprise loss to Montrose returned them to the head of our market quicker than we had expected.”

Star striker Rory McAllister had begun the season as 6/4 favourite to be the league’s top scorer, but no goals and a two-match ban for a training-ground misdemeanour have seen his odds stretched to a generous 8/1.

Petrie added: “A few goals for Rory and we could see him, like Peterhead, return to the head of our market.”

As it stands, the Toon are clear favourites again with Albion Rovers, Stirling Albion and Berwick all vying for second place.

McAllister has been replaced by Annan hitman David Hopkirk as favourite to win the golden boot.