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Match Report
Penicuik vs Sauchie 19.8.17
Penicuik 0 Sauchie 0 Penicuik:  Allison, MacDonald, G Hamilton, Hume (c), Young, Jones, Connolly, Barr, J Hamilton, Kateleza, McCrory-Irving Subs: Williams, Montgomery, Mendes, Somerville, Easton Sauchie: Dolan, MacFarlane, Syme, Trialist, Sharp, Shirra, MacTaggart, Morgan (c), Kelly, Trialist, Leary Subs: Morrison, Hutchison, Flood, Millar, Graham An the opening minute, Sauchie’s trialist number 10 tried a long range effort but it soared high over the bar. Five minutes later only a timely tackle by Sharp prevented Kateleza striking for goal. Then Jones took on the visitor’s defence, but his effort on goal was easily gathered by keeper Nolan. At the other end, MacDonald came to the rescue to block a Morgan strike. On the quarter hour, the best chance of the game fell to Sauchie but Kelly just failed to make contact with a low cross along the six yard box. Immediately afterwards, Connolly played in Hamilton but centre back Sharp held him off long enough for Nolan to rush out and smother the ball. Five minutes later, a flowing move by Penicuik culminated in a strike by McCrory-Irving, but Nolan was well placed to save. Then a free kick to Sauchie saw Morgan just fail to connect with a header. In the 38th minute, McCrory- Irving saw his pass to Barr in the penalty box sliced into the air by Sharp but keeper Nolan was alert to the danger and dived full length to prevent a corner kick. In Penicuik’s next attack, Kateleza appeared to be up ended by keeper Nolan but the referee awarded a goal kick. Half Time: Penicuik 0 Sauchie 0 Two minutes into the half and misplaced pass by MacDonald gave the visitors possession but Kelly’s curling shot went well wide of the target. In the 50th minute, a long ball from defence by Sauchie picked out the trialist who lobbed the advancing Allison but Hume was on hand to hook the ball off the line. In their next attack, Kelly set up the trialist, but his strike went inches wide of the upright. Then Jones tried a long range effort that Nolan needed two attempts to gather. On the hour mark, Kateleza outpaced Syme, but his low cross along the six yard box was cut out by keeper Nolan. Five minutes later, Kateleza again outpaced the Sauchie defence and his pass was picked up by Jones. His shot almost squirmed under keeper Nolan but the keeper ended up sitting on the ball. In the 77th minute, a high looping corner kick to Penicuik was headed narrowly wide of goal by Hume. Minutes later, MacDonald came to the rescue for Penicuik when he headed the ball over his own bar to save the day. Then both Barr and Kateleza just failed to make contact with a Montgomery cross. Seconds later, another Montgomery cross saw the ball headed to Barr by Hume, but keeper Nolan bravely dived in to nip the ball off Barr’s toe. Three minutes later, Kateleza picked out Somerville, but his shot flew over the bar. Then a Jones header was saved by Nolan. Into injury time, and Sauchie’s Morgan was red carded, apparently for something he said to the assistant referee. Final Score: Penicuik 0 Sauchie 0
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