Peterhead boss Jim McInally: Forfar first half nowhere near good enough

Peterhead boss Jim McInally admitted his side paid the price for a sub-standard first half against Forfar Athletic at Balmoor on Saturday.

Monday, 30th November 2020, 9:57 am
Peterhead boss Jim McInally wasn't impressed with his side's first half display

A Bobby Barr goal just before half-time was enough to earn Forfar the win which lifted them off the foot of the League 1 table.

It was a bitter disappointent for the Blue Toon who had been looking to follow up the previous week’s win over Dumbarton with another three points.

But despite a much improved second half showing - which McInally said was superior to anything his side had produced when beating Dumbarton - Peterhead couldn’t turn the match around

McInally admitted: “I was disappointed at our first-half performance, it was nowhere near good enough and we were deservedly behind at half-time.

“I don’t know why, I haven’t seen us playing as poorly as that in a long time.

“In the second half I thought we played well. We played at a high tempo and we played some good stuff.

“But why do you wait until you’re behind before you play with that intensity?

“This league is pretty ruthless and if you play as poorly as we did in the first half you’ll suffer.

“We were lucky that we were only one down [at half-time] and the disappointing is that I didn’t think at any point last week against Dumbarton, this is the irony of football, we played anywhere near as we did in the second half today.

“The second half is the standard that’s required and now we’ve got a wee bit of competition for places now we will be ruthless in team selection.”

This Saturday Peterhead are away to Falkirk.