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Match Report
 Penicuik vs Kilbirnie 11.11.17
2nd round Scottish Junior Cup Replay
Penicuik 3 Kilbirnie 3 (Kilbirnie win 3-4 on penalties) Penicuik: Allison, Forbes, Williams, Young, G Hamilton, Jones, McCrory-Irving, Barr (c), Kateleza, Somerville, Ponton Subs: J Hamilton, Jamieson, Mendes, MacDonald, Connolly Kilbirnie: K Hughes, McLaren, MacKinnon, Bembo, O’Byrne, Hughes, McGill, Tuohy, Finlay, Scullion, Williamson Subs: Roberts, Crerand, Anderson, Juskowiak, Wilton Kilbirnie came to Penicuik for the replay of the second round of the Junior Scottish Cup having survived to fight another day and in the end were victorious after a penalty shoot out. The visitors were the first on the attack when a cross by Scullion cause panic in the Penicuik defence but eventually the danger was cleared by Forbes. In the 5th minute a long clearance from defence saw Williams well offside but was ignored by the referee but the shot for goal went over the crossbar. In the 15th minute a corner to Penicuik saw Somerville get the header in but his effort was eventually cleared. At the other end, a cross into to the box was headed by Finley but flashed a yard wide of the target. Five minutes later Ponton attacked down the left and he crossed the ball into the box, Somerville rose to head the ball and appeared to be pushed in the back by O’Byrne the ball broke out to Kateleza who cut inside but his quick left foot shot crashed off the crossbar and was cleared for a corner. From the corner Kateleza turned quickly in the box to shoot but his effort went straight at keeper Hughes. In the 27th minute Penicuik had the ball in the net but referee Smith ruled Williams at pushed the defender inside the box the goal was disallowed. One minute later Penicuik scored again but once again it was disallowed, this time for offside. In the 37th minute, a good move by Penicuik down the set up Jones who shot for goal and keeper Hughes pulled off the save of the match to deny the midfielder. In the 43rd minute Penicuik were awarded a penalty kick when McKinnon was adjudged to have fouled Kateleza in the box. SOMERVILLE stepped up to convert the spot kick, sending Hughes the wrong way. Half time: Penicuik 1 Kilbirnie 0 However, it only took six minutes for Kilbirnie to level the score. A Scullion free kick fell to BEMBO in the box and he toe poked the ball past Allison from twelve yards. Shortly afterwards, a Penicuik free kick gave Barr a chance, but his volley went high over the bar. In their next attack, Barr crossed the ball into the box and Somerville’s first time strike flashed inches over the bar. On the hour mark, Somerville again came close, but this time his strike went narrowly wide of the upright. Penicuik were piling on the pressure and keeper Hughes had to rush from goal to thwart substitute Hamilton. The rebound fell to Kateleza who tried to curl the ball over the defence into the empty net but again the ball went over the crossbar. Kilbirnie took the lead in the 73rd minute when O’BYRNE hooked home a Scullion corner kick that saw the visiting fans invade the pitch to join in with the celebrations. However, Penicuik responded immediately when Kateleza got round the back of the visitors defence, cut the ball back but Somerville’s effort was blocked  and BARR smashed the rebound past Hughes for the equaliser. Then in the 75th minute, O’Byrne was red carded for verbal abuse directed at referee Smith. Immediately afterwards, a flowing move by Penicuik culminated with a powerful Ponton strike that hit the side netting. In the 82nd minute took the lead when HAMILTON slammed home a Kateleza cut back. Just when Penicuik thought that would be the winning goal, they again failed to defend a set piece corner kick and FINLAY volleyed home the equaliser. Penicuik continued to press and created more chances but failed to convert. The game went to penalties and Kilbirnie won the shoot out 3-4. Final score: Penicuik 3 Kilbirnie 3 (Kilbirnie won 3-4 on penalties)
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