The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) : 2019-11-18

THE SCORE : 51 : 7


7 THE PRESS AND JOURNAL Every Monday driving runs from the centre of the pitch. After that, neither side managed to create a decent opportunit­y. The nature of the contest was perhaps best summed up a couple of minutes from time when Peterhead loaded up the box for a free-kick, but Stevenson’s delivery drifted harmlessly out for a goal kick. Blue Toon manager Jim McInally said: “The teams cancelled each other out. Without the ball, I was really pleased. “Defensivel­y we were solid and it’s another good shut-out.” McInally was less impressed by the Blue Toon in possession He added: “With the ball, it wasn’t good enough. I thought we were better in the first half without looking like scoring. For half of the second half they controlled it until we changed the shape. They had an extra man in the middle of the park. “It needed a bit of magic or a mistake to win the game, but it didn’t come.” 100 percenters crashed beyond Sinclair from eight yards. After Brechin’s defences were finally breached Cove upped a gear, with Glass marking a standout display with a well-taken goal from the edge of the box before his corner picked out Ross to head home a late third. Hartley added: “We had all the play and the possession. We had a lot of chances – something like 18 chances in the first half. We weren’t clinical enough and we were a bit loose today. We were slack with our passing at times but credit to the players – they were persistent and kept going. “We had to make a change and went two up. We’re going to face this most home games where teams are going to have a low block against us and be hard to break down. “They had a good gameplan and stuck to it pretty well. But we were persistent and patient.”