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Penicuik vs Livingston 11.8.12 Penicuik Athletic Match Report Match Report
Penicuik 0 Livingston 3 Penicuik: Haldane, Cunnison, McDermott, Meikle, Kerr, McPartlin, Gay, Barr, Millar, Killin, Knight Subs: Montgomery, Roxburgh, Elliot, Kerr, Patterson Livingston: Holliday, Purves Thomson, Russell, Love, McCormack, D Murphy, J Murphy, Jaconelli, Pagliarulo, McWilliams Subs: Wilson, Gibbins, Russell, Lees Referee: Mr Neil Watt Straight from the kick off Penicuik drove in on the visitor's goal and Knight showed delightful skills flicking the ball over the defender's head only to see his first time volley brilliantly parried away by Holliday. The ball was slipped to Barr 25 yards out but his thunderous strike whistled inches past the upright. In the 7th minute, a mistake by Love gave Millar possession, but his effort was deflected past the post by keeper Holliday's out stretched boot. Three minutes later, a Penicuik corner from the right was headed by Reid, blocked and then struck inches wide of the target. in the 12th minute, in Livingston's first attack, Pagliarulo turned Meikle, but his strike sliced wide of the target. By the 25th minute, Livingston had survived the Penicuik pressure and attacked up the left wing from where McWilliams struck for goal , but Haldane gathered the ball at the second attempt. Then Barr was set up with a quickly taken free kick, but his attempt flew high over the crossbar. Out of the blue in the 32nd minute, Livingston were awarded a penalty when Reid was adjudged to have fouled Jaconelli. JACONELLI converted the spot kick comfortably. Five minutes later, a McDermott cross was met by Millar but he couldn't direct his header on target and another chance went a begging. In the 41st minute, a miskick by keeper Holliday was picked up by Millar inside the box, but he dallied too long and two defenders got back to clear the danger. Half Time: Penicuik 0 Livingston1 Six minutes into the half and Jaconelli got past two Penicuik defenders only to see his shot well saved by Haldane. The Penicuik defence were having a torrid time whenever the Livingston striking partnership of Jaconelli and Pagliarulo gained possession. In the 57th minute, Jaconelli was allowed to drive in on goal with the Penicuik defence backing off, but his shot went well wide of the target. One minute later, a good break up the right wing saw McPartlin cross the ball to the front post where substitute Roxburgh made contact, but was wide of the mark. In Penicuik's next attack, Patterson jinked his way past the normally resolute Livingston defence and struck for goal, but keeper Holliday was well placed to save. Then in the 61st minute, a fine passing move by Penicuik culminated with Patterson striking for goal, but Holliday pulled off a magnificent one handed save. The ball was cleared to Pagliarulo who sent over a great diagonal pass to the corner of the Penicuik penalty box where JACONELLI, in acres of space had all the time in the world to pick his spot and curl the ball into the right hand bottom corner of the net. Five minutes later, a strike by Knight went narrowly past the post. Haldane was back in action minutes later to tip a Livingston free kick over the bar. Penicuik were making it easy for the visitors , giving the ball away carelessly and in the 89th minute, poor defending by Penicuik allowed JACONELLI to complete a fine performance by scoring his hat trick. A really poor performance by Penicuik who will have to show a huge improvement for the game on Wednesday against Bonnyrigg Rose. Final Score: Penicuik 0 Livingston 3
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