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Match Report
Penicuik vs Camelon 31.3.18
Penicuik 1 Camelon 1 Penicuik:  Allison (c), Forbes, Baptie, Hamilton,Young, Connolly, MacDonald, Jones, Sinclair, Somerville, Ponton Subs:  McCrory-Irving, Mendes, Kateleza, Hume, Cordery Camelon:  Shaw, McCrory, Duncan, Morrison, Skinner, Kay, Herron, Deans, Sneddon, Small, Donaldson Subs: Crawford,  Docherty, Lockie, Young On a bitterly cold, wet miserable day the points were shared ay Penicuik Park. Penicuik started brightly and in the 6th minute Somerville saw his first shot blocked and his second strike from the rebound saved by keeper Shaw. However the visitors took the lead when SKINNER headed home a free kick two minutes later. After Penicuik got over the initial shock, they gradually worked their way into the game and in the 18th minute Ponton saw his shot blocked and his follow up shot go inches past the upright. Penicuik were now pressing hard and had a great chance inside the penalty box, but hesitation saw the opportunity lost and a long clearance picked out Sneddon, but Allison saved comfortably. In the 35th minute, keeper Shaw came to the rescue when he stuck out a foot to block a shot and immediately afterwards saved a Somerville strike. Then an inch perfect cross by Baptie brought out an instinctive save by Shaw to deny Somerville. Just before half time, a Penicuik free kick flashed just wide of the target. Then in the final minute of the half, Connolly was through with only the keeper to beat, but again Shaw came to the rescue with a top drawer save. Half time: Penicuik 0 Camelon 1 In the opening minute of the half, a through ball by Jones picked out Somerville. He got round the keeper but Shaw recovered quickly to smother the ball. In the 51st minute, a swift break by Camelon saw Sneddon shrug off defenders but a superbly timed tackle prevented the striker from scoring. Minutes later, Camelon came close with a diving header that went just wide of the goal. In the 63rd minute, an excellent move by Camelon deserved a better finish, but Sneddon’s effort went high and wide of the goal. Five minutes later, Penicuik’s best chance of the game came when Ponton crossed the ball into the box. Somerville rose to head the ball, but his effort skimmed the top of the bar. Penicuik deservedly equalised in the 73rd minute when SOMERVILLE headed home a Ponton free kick. Both sides tried hard to snatch the winning goal, and in the 85th minute, on loan striker Sinclair had a chance, but Shaw was well placed to save despite the strike’s shot taking a slight deflection. Final score: Penicuik 1 Camelon 1
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