Chapman’s cryptic message to the league

A huge night for Peterhead football club was signed off by a bizarre post match interview from Annan boss Jim Chapman.

After Tuesday’s game, which saw player’s from both sides making a statement against racism, Chapman sent what he described as a ‘cryptic message’ to the other League Two teams.

Annan boss Jim Chapman fired a cryptic message to other League Two sides after his squad fell to a rampant Peterhead

Annan boss Jim Chapman fired a cryptic message to other League Two sides after his squad fell to a rampant Peterhead

The former Albion Rovers and Dumbarton boss kept the press waiting for nearly a quarter of an hour before emerging from the dressing room and answering a single question.

He said: “It’s not over. For Peterhead that’s the league won for them as far as they’re concerned.

“If the rest of the teams in the league think that’s appropriate then they need to stand up and be counted.

“But I can’t ask other teams to stand up and be counted if we didn’t do that tonight.

Peterhead's Rory McAllister celebrates his goal with Jamie Redman

Peterhead's Rory McAllister celebrates his goal with Jamie Redman

“They deserved their win and that’s why they feel they’ve got a right to turn around and say they’ve won the league.

“Will they? There are another nine teams in the league who will decide that.

“Sometimes there’s got to be a wee bit of humility in football and people need to understand what humility means.

“If we feel we want to roll over and get tickled then all the best to peterhead because they deserve to win the league.”

Following Chapman’s comments, Saturday saw plenty goals across League Two.

Third-place Clyde hammered three past Queen’s Park to win 3-1.

East Stirlingshire - Peterhead’s opponents from last weekend - overtook Stirling Albion with a tight 1-0 victory at Ochilview.

And Berwick Rangers showed their play-off credentials with a dominant 4-0 victory over rivals Montrose.