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Peterhead v Stirling match reaction

Peterhead v Stirling match reaction

Binos boss Greig McDonald praised his side for a solid performance in Saturday’s 0-0 draw against promotion-chasing Peterhead at Balmoor.

Albion played the last few minutes with 10 men after Brian Allison was sent off for a tackle on Jamie Redman but we defended well throughout to claim a first clean sheet away from home in Division Three.

McDonald said: “I thought some of our passing and movement in the first half hour against the wind was excellent but it became a bit of a battle after that.

“Peterhead are riding high so we’ve got to be happy that we came here and did a professional job. We’ve dropped too many points away from home so we tried to be more solid. I thought we restricted Peterhead to very little.

“That’s three games unbeaten now and we look more of a unit. Hopefully, we can continue to build on this in the home matches against Annan and Clyde this week.”

On the red card, he added: “It was difficult to see from where we were but my gut feeling was that it was a good, strong tackle. I’d need to see it again but in the referee’s opinion it was serious foul play.”

Peterhead manager Jim McInally said: “They started well and we huffed and puffed a bit. I thought it was a pretty poor game, to be honest, and neither keeper had much to do.

“They are an experienced side who played 4-5-1 and our attacking players like Rory McAllister and Andy Rodgers never really got to grips with the game.

“I don’t have a judgment on the red card until I see it again but I was glad they went down to 10 men because Martin Bavidge pulled his hamstring and shouldn’t have been on the park, so we effectively had 10 as well.

“We lost Steven Noble in the warm-up so it was one of these days – we can’t be too unhappy with a draw because Stirling will take points off other teams.”