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Match Report
 Dunbar vs Penicuik 1.12.18
My thanks to Andy Penman for the match report Dunbar 0 Penicuik 4 Dunbar   United:    John   Johnstone,   Steven   Kean,   Steven   Tait,   Zach   Szemis,   James   Harley,   Chris   Moffat,   Kieran   Ingram, Lloyd   Fiddler,   Dean   Ballantyne,   Darren   Handling,   Liam   Peden.   Subs:   Darren   McCraw,   Chris   Gordon,   Darren   McTernan, Sam Young, Darren Gillon, Trialist, Liam McCathie. Penicuik   Athletic   :-Thomas   Cordery,   Wayne   Sproule,   Ryan   Baptie,   Darrell   Young,   Greg   Page,   Callum   Connelly,   Scott McCrory-Irving,   Sam   Jones,   Wayne   McIntosh,   Lumbert   Kateleza,   Arran   Ponton.   Subs:   Kyle   Sampson,   Dean   Crabbe, John Williams, Trialist. Penicuik   travelled   to   meet   Dunbar   in   a   competitive   fixture   for   the   first   time   in   six   years   looking   to   make   it   eleven   wins   out of   eleven   in   a   Conference   A   against   a   home   side   with   Top   5   ambitions.   At   a   dreich   New   Countess   Park   Manager   Milne made   just   one   change   from   the   4-0   win   over   Newtongrange   Star   as   Sproule   replaced   Caddow   at   full   back.   The   visitors started   quickly   with   only   the   threat   of   the   long   ball   and   the   pace   of   Ballantyne   and   Handling   giving   Dunbar   any   early escape   from   the   pressure   and   after   Ryan   Baptie   rattled   the   upright   from   a   free   kick   in   the   14th   minute   and   saw   the rebound   netted   by   Kateleza   but   ruled   out   for   offside   it   only   took   the   visitors   another   five   minutes   to   go   in   front   as   that   man MCINTOSH   made   it   25   for   the   season   as   he   pounced   at   a   corner   to   fire   home   a   loose   ball.   Penicuik   were   dominating possession   and   in   the   24th   minute   a   great   passing   move   down   the   left   saw   McIntosh   just   fail   to   apply   the   finishing   touch to   McCrory-Irving’s   cross.     A   minute   later   Baptie’s   fee   kick   was   blocked   by   the   wall   and   McCrory-Irving   fed   Kateleza   who saw   his   shot   blocked   for   another   corner.   Just   before   the   half   hour   mark   a   superb   Young   past   found   McIntosh   one   on   one with   the   keeper   but   Johnstone   pulled   off   a   great   save   to   thwart   the   striker.   The   31st   minute   saw   a   Page   header   from   a corner   blocked   on   the   line   and   an   offside   decision   denied   Kateleza   six   minutes   later.   However,   the   visitors   weren’t   to   be denied   and   two   minutes   before   half   time   KATELEZA   picked   up   a   loose   ball   from   a   corner,   skipped   past   a   Dunbar challenge and fired low into the net past Johnstone. Half Time: Dunbar 0 Penicuik 2 There   was   a   frantic   start   to   the   second   half   with   tackles   going   unpunished   as   Dunbar   attempted   to   get   back   in   the   match and   with   55   minutes   gone   they   forced   Cordery   into   his   first   real   action   of   the   match   as   he   saved   from   a   Harley   header. After   a   flurry   of   substitutions   on   the   hour   mark   Penicuik   created   again   as   Jones   saw   his   shot   well   saved   by   Johnstone after   been   set   up   by   Crabbe. The   visitors   went   three   up   in   the   69th   minute   as   a   Baptie   free   kick   ended   up   in   the   top   corner net   aided   by   a   deflection   off   HANDLING’S   head   for   an   own   goal.   With   just   over   ten   minutes   left   McCrory-Irving   had   two efforts   on   goal   saved   by   Johnstone   before   the   home   side   had   their   only   real   spell   of   attacking   pressure   as   Cordery   saved from   McCraw   and   Young   but   there   was   time   left   for   CRABBE   to   get   his   first   Penicuik   goal   with   three   minutes   left   as   he controlled a ball into the box and slotted it over the onrushing keeper. Final Score: Dunbar 0 Penicuik 4 Penicuik   maintain   their   100%   Conference   A   record   with   11   wins   from   11   outings   and   face   Broxburn   Athletic   at   Penicuik Park on Saturday in the 3rd Round of the Football Nation Qualifying Cup.