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Match Report
Penicuik vs Arniston 5.1.19
Penicuik 1 Arniston 0 Penicuik:       Robertson,   Stevenson,   Baptie,   Young,   Page,   Connolly   (c),   Crabbe,   Jones,   McIntosh,   Sampson,   McCrory- Irving Subs: Cordery, Williams, Hamilton, Caddow, Somerville, Trialist, Sproule Arniston:   Newman,   Liddle,   Ra   Fleming,   Butler   (c),   Kerr   (T),   Gay   (T), Anderson,   Ro   Fleming,   Jones,   McNally,   Dyet   Subs:     A Fleming, Joyce, Reynolds (T), Godsell (T), Smith (T), Duffy (T) Right   from   the   start   Penicuik   went   on   the   attack   and   in   the   opening   minute   McCrory-Irving   saw   his   shot   save   by   Newman. In   8th   minute   a   double   chance   fell   to   Penicuik,   but   both   attempts   were   off   target.   Then   McIntosh   saw   his   header   go narrowly   over   the   bar.   Immediately   afterwards   a   dangerous   low   cross   along   the   six   yard   box   was   desperately   turned   away for   a   corner.   From   the   corner,   Jones   saw   his   strike   flash   inches   over   the   bar.   In   their   next   attack,   Penicuik’s   Baptie   struck a   fierce   shot   that   Newman   did   well   to   save.   On   the   quarter   hour,   Newman   rushed   from   goal   to   block   Sampson’s   effort. Then   a   quickly   taken   Penicuik   free   kick   caught   the   Arniston   defence   flat   footed   but   Connolly   strike   whistled   past   the upright.   In   the   30th   minute,   a   spectacular   scissor   kick   by   McCrory-Irving   flashed   over   the   bar.   Penicuik   continued   to   batter the home defence, but failed to hit the back of the net with keeper Newman and central defender Butler outstanding. Half Time: Penicuik 0 Arniston 0 Two   minutes   into   the   half   and   Crabbe   lobbed   keeper   Newman   but   Butler   got   back   to   hook   the   ball   off   the   goal   line. Immediately   afterwards   Newman   pulled   off   a   superb   save   to   turn   a   Crabbe   pile   driver   over   the   bar.   Then   full   back Stevenson   got   in   on   the   act   only   to   see   his   shot   well   saved   by   Newman.   In   the   62nd   minute,   Penicuik   finally   got   through the   Arniston   defence   but   Crabbe   just   failed   to   tuck   the   ball   away.   Then   in   the   75th   minute   Somerville   headed   on   a   long ball   to   Crabbe   who   chipped   the   ball   over   the   defender   and   SOMERVILLE   followed   up   the   blast   the   ball   first   time   past Newman   for   what   turned   out   to   be   the   winning   goal.   In   Penicuik’s   next   attack,   keeper   Newman   pulled   off   the   save   of   the match   with   a   one   handed   block   at   point   blank   range   to   deny   Penicuik   a   second   goal. Arniston   then   had   their   best   spell   of the   when   they   moved   to   three   up   front   but   despite   their   best   efforts,   couldn’t   get   the   equaliser.   Then   Somerville   chipped the   ball   over   Newman,   but   Butler   again   came   to   the   rescue,   hooking   the   ball   off   the   line.   In   a   last   gasp   attempt   for   the equaliser, a long range Arniston strike whistled inches past the Penicuik post. Penicuik 1 Arniston 0