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Match Report
Broxburn vs Penicuik 14.4.18
Broxburn 1 Penicuik 6 Broxburn Athletic: Wallace, Herriot, Donaldson, Locke©, Valentine, Scott, Nimmo, Miller, Murray, Richards, Anderson. Subs – Downie, Paton, Howie and Donoghue Penicuik Athletic: Cordery, Forbes, Baptie, Young ©, Hamilton, Connolly, MacDonald, McCrory-Irving, Sampson, Katelaza, Ponton. Subs – Jones, Sinclair and Allison Referee – Mr Duncan Smith Assistant Referees – Kieran Kennedy and Edward McLean On a bright but breezy day Penicuik reached their highest ever Super League points total as they hit the 50-point mark with their 15th league win of the season by smashing six past a Broxburn side, previously unbeaten at home in the league. Manager Harvey shuffled his pack after the cup win at Tranent and in came Cordery, Young, Hamilton, McCrory-Irving and Sampson into the starting line-up. The home side were quick out of the blocks and in the 2nd minute a Miller volley was well saved at short range by Cordery, but the visitors raced to the other end and McCrory-Irving’s shot was deflected wide for a corner. The 13th minute proved unlucky for Broxburn as a Nimmo cross was headed wide by Miller with the goal gaping, but his blushes were saved by the assistant’s flag being raised for offside. Two minutes later a Sampson snap shot from the edge of the box went narrowly over the bar. With 21 minutes gone the home side attached down the right through the lively Nimmo, but his cross flashed across the goal with no takers and a minute later MacDonald for the visitors crashed a volley into the side netting at the other end. The visitors took the lead after 24 minutes when Baptie’s cross from the left across the six-yard box was met by KATELEZA who slotted past Wallace. The home side retaliated straight from the kick off as Nimmo raced down the right only to see his progress stopped by Baptie, who received a yellow card for his trouble, but the free kick was easily cleared. Cordery was in action two minutes later as he had to punch away under pressure a Broxburn corner kick. With 33 minutes gone a Sampson snap shot from wide right took Wallace by surprise but the keeper tipped it over the bar for another Penicuik corner. Two minutes later the ball broke to MacDONALD some 25 yards out and he smashed home an unstoppable strike to double the visitors lead. The final chance of the half fell to Connolly after he was set up by Ponton but he sliced wide from 20 yards out. Half Time – Broxburn 0 Penicuik 2 The visitors opened the second half with a Sinclair effort on the turn going past the post and were controlling the game with captain for the day Young and Hamilton snuffing out any danger from a normally free-scoring Broxburn attack. Anderson and Murray had efforts for the home side before the Midlothian side extended their lead with their 200th Super League goal. On the hour mark, a Forbes volley from a corner was parried out by Wallace but only as far as YOUNG who volleyed home from 16 yards out. The home side gave themselves a comeback chance in the 68th minute as MILLER scored past Cordery from close range having been played in by Murray. With 72 minutes gone Ryan Baptie saw red after receiving a second yellow for a foul on Nimmo as he raced goal wards, but the resultant free kick from Anderson crashed off the wall and out for a corner. A minute Donaldson went down in the Penicuik box amid penalty claims but received a yellow card for ‘simulation’. Penicuik made it four in the 77th minute as Sinclair won back possession and linked with Jones and Livingston FC loanee SAMPSON who showed composure in the box to fire past Wallace. The same trio combined again in the 86th minute and Sinclair raced into the box only to see his net bound shot blocked a yard out before SAMPSON forced the ball home to make it five and his second. Broxburn ‘s misery was complete in the final minute as a magnificent pass from McCrory-Irving found JONES racing into the box and he rounded the keeper before firing onto the empty net.
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My thanks to John Crawford for the match photos and to Andy Penman for the match report