March 16, 2013
Montrose hit for six by Peterhead
A hat-trick from Rory McAllister saw Peterhead crush play-off rivals Montrose 6-0 at Links Park.
The Blue Toon had lost their previous three matches and failed to score in their last four going into the game, but a McAllister-inspired performance saw them close the gap on Montrose to three points.
A right-footed strike from Ryan McCann opened the scoring after seven minutes, before McAllister hit his first of the day with 18 minutes gone.
The Gable Endies almost clawed themselves back into the tie when they were awarded a penalty after 20 minutes, but Stephen McNally's effort drew an excellent save from goalkeeper Graeme Smith.
Jim McInally's side stretched their lead in the 31st minute through McAllister again, whose right-footed effort from six yards made it 3-0.
McAllister wasted a chance to seal his hat-trick in the 82nd minute when his penalty struck the crossbar, but the striker popped up inside the area with 88 minutes gone to make amends with a strike from 12 yards, after Andrew Rodgers had made it 4-0 in the 85th minute.
Rodgers hit a right-footed shot from 12 yards after 90 minutes to complete the rout.
|1 John Gibson||1 Graeme Smith|
|3 Paul Watson||10 Bryan James Gilfillan|
|4 Steven McNalley||5 Ross Smith|
|5 Paul Lunan||4 Scott Ross|
|6 Jamie Winter||2 Graham Sharp|
|2 Terry Masson||3 Steven Noble|
|7 Lloyd Young||7 David Cox|
|8 Ross McCord||6 Dean Cowie|
|11 Ricky McIntosh||11 Ryan McCann|
|10 Gary Wood||8 James Redman|
|9 Martin Boyle||9 Rory McAllister|
|20 Sandy Wood||Paul Jarvie 20|
|14 David Gray||Ryan Strachan 14|
|16 Craig McLeish||Connor Mcglinchey 16|
|15 Scott Johnstone||Martin Bavidge 12|
|12 Leighton Mcintosh||Andy Rodgers 15|
|Leighton Mcintosh for Ricky McIntosh (32)||Ryan Strachan for David Cox (62)|
|David Gray for Lloyd Young (57)||Martin Bavidge for Ryan McCann (77)|
|Scott Johnstone for Ross McCord (67)||Andy Rodgers for Bryan James Gilfillan (77)|
|Jamie Winter (74)||Rory McAllister (36)|
|· Squads: Montrose | Peterhead|