Peterhead v Alloa Athletic

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Alloa Athletic had a long journey back from Peterhead, reflecting on what might have been, after losing a late goal and picking up no points. The Wasps choose to play with the wind behind them in the first half but never took any real advantage, indeed they might have been 1-0 down but Conor Gethins sent his penalty effort wide. David Gormley again looked like the most likely player to score for the visitors but the wind was not to help any of his efforts, Billy Gibson did have an effort come off the crossbar but it was not a great first half. Peterhead always looked a threat but  Stephen Robertson was in good form saving from Wyness and substitute Sharp. Jim Lister might have done better on the hour mark from around the penalty spot but just as it looked to be The Wasps second 0-0 draw in successive weeks, Peterhead scored the killer goal with four minutes left, Neil McVitie crossing for Stuart Anderson to head home and give Peterhead their 1st league victory of the season.


 


allan maitland after balmoor defeat

Let’s start by saying I’m not happy to get beat, not at all happy! We have players at the moment who are feeling really aggrieved, aggrieved about the referee I must say, the referee has not had a terrible game but we have a situation when we have had players booked today and Peterhead have had none.We were not any worse than the opposition today in that our tackles during the game, there was a deliberate handball at the edge of the box, no booking? They were going through our players on the far side, don’t get booked, we foul, it’s a booking. The goal comes from a foul on the halfway line, there is no doubt that David Gormley gets fouled on the halfway line but the referee allows the play to carry on, they go up the park and score. I think the referee got the penalty correct, although our guys are aggrieved, we had players booked for dissent, because they are saying to the referee “What’s going on ref,

I don’t feel we are getting a fair crack of the whip – booking. So we feel aggrieved about that, however that’s not what lost us the game, the reason we lost the game is we didn’t do enough. In the first half with the wind at our back, we have to ask questions, we didn’t do that, we allowed the first 45 minutes to pass us bye, the second half I thought we played much better, we had chances and Jim Lister should have scored, we had balls in the box giving us opportunities in the second half and then we lost a late goal, which I will say again was a foul, but it was a great run and a great cross to allow the header, Peterhead are always capable of scoring goals, so when we come here we must make sure we score as well, but we didn’t do that, didn’t do enough, very aggrieved about it and it’s a long journey home.

Ground

Balmoor Stadium
Balmoor Stadium, Balmoor Terrace, Blackhouse, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB42 1EQ, United Kingdom