Website designed and maintained by Website4u Penicuik Athletic: Trialist, M Robertson, McDermott, Meikle, S Robertson, Hay, Gallagher, Riley, Harvey, Trialist and Montgomery. Subs Kennedy, Walker, Brigain and Barr. Glenrothes: Roberts, MacBride, McCrae, Morrison, King, McKie, Juskowiec, McAllister, Duffy, Kelly and Buchan. Subs Gibson, Clark, Moffat, Simpson and Smith. Referee: Gavin Duncan Penicuik welcomed Glenrothes to Penicuik Park for their opening Premier League match of the season. The home team included two trialists in their line up as Billy Bald, Grant Killin, Richard Campbell, Ryan Gay and Scott Brown were all missing with Keith Barr carrying an injury, unable to start. Glenrothes, who were relegated from the Super League at the end of last season made thirteen new signings during the close season and were at full strength. The visitors had netted eighteen goals in their league cup section and would no doubt look to carry their goal scoring exploits into this game. A minutes silence was held before the start of the match as a mark of respect for Malcolm Robertson who had died suddenly earlier in the week. Malkie was a member of the Penicuik side who reached the final of the Scottish Junior Cup in 1970 and went on to play for Raith Rovers, Ayr United and Hearts. Glenrothes kicked off but Penicuik started the brighter. Roberts saved low down from Montgomery after a move involving Riley and McDermott before Montgomery shot high over from a Meikle pass. The visitors created danger in the eleventh minute when a Buchan back header from a throw in crossed the face of the goals before being cleared. Both teams won corner kicks before Glenrothes took the lead in the twenty fifth minute. Buchan broke clear on the right wing and his cut back was not cleared properly. When the ball came back in Kelly cleverly laid the ball off to McALLISTER who drove the ball past the Penicuik goalkeeper. Confidence surged through the visitor's ranks as they moved the ball quickly around the park and Hay deflected a McAllister shot out for a corner kick to deny the eager visitors. In the twenty ninth minute Glenrothes scored their second. Kelly was in space out on the left and neatly slipped the ball inside to DUFFY who made no mistake. Penicuik tried to fight back and won a couple of corner kicks which were well held by Roberts in the Glenrothes goal before McDermott shot wide of the left hand post. With forty minutes gone, Buchan required treatment after challenging Penicuik's trialist goalkeeper but one minute later the goalkeeper was picking the ball out of the net again. The outstanding KELLY found space in the Penicuik penalty area and his first shot was stopped by an instinctive save but he coolly collected the rebound and rolled the ball into the net to give Glenrothes a three goal lead. A minute from the interval JOHN HARVEY gave Penicuik some hope when he scored a spectacular goal. His volley from twenty five yards from a headed pass by Penicuik's trialist dipped past Roberts. Half time: Penicuik Athletic 1 v 3 Glenrothes A determined Penicuik took the field for the second half and in the first minute Montgomery shot wide from a Johnny Harvey lay off. New signing Charlie Brigain was an early replacement for Gallagher as Penicuik looked to pull back the two goal deficit. In the fifty fourth minute a Harvey header was deflected for a corner which was taken by Brigain. The ball was cleared only as far as Harvey whose fierce left foot effort flashed across the face of goals. With an hour on the clock, a McDermott corner led to a scramble in the penalty area. The ball landed at the feet of Penicuik's trialist but his shot inside the six yard box was blocked and the danger cleared. A minute later Montgomery shot over following another Brigain corner as Penicuik kept up the pressure. They were rewarded in the sixty third minute following a foul on McDermott. Penicuik's number three waltzed past one man but was brought down by MacBride who was shown a yellow card for his challenge. Following a lengthy spell of treatment BRIGAIN stepped up to send an unstoppable free kick past Roberts from around twenty five yards. Penicuik replaced Riley with Walker in the seventy third minute and King was booked for picking the ball up as Penicuik looked to take another threatening free kick quickly. Walker set Montgomery up with a header but the ball was booted clear. Glenrothes slowly regained their composure and could have finished Penicuik off with thirteen minutes remaining but Juskowiek mishit his shot when he only had the goalkeeper to beat. A hand ball gave Glenrothes a free kick in a danger area before Meikle cut out another through ball by heading out for a fruitless corner. Penicuik's goalkeeper was cautioned for remarks to the referee as frustration set in. With four minutes of regulation time remaining Walker dribbled his way into the penalty area but the ball ran harmlessly through to Roberts. Glenrothes made their way back up the park and Kelly showed his experience by using up valuable time shielding the ball out at the far corner flag. In the second minute of injury time Penicuik had a final chance to equalise when good play by Walker and Montgomery won a corner kick but the ball was booted clear as the referee's final whistle brought the match to a close. Full Time: Penicuik Athletic 2 v 3 Glenrothes 21.8.10    Penicuik 2 Glenrothes 3