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Match Report
 Peebles vs Penicuik 10.11.18
3rd Round South Region Challenge Cup
Penicuik 3 Hawick 1 Penicuik:  Cordery, Forbes, Baptie, Hume (c), Hamilton, Barr, McCrory-Irving, Jones, McIntosh, Kateleza, Ponton Subs: Caddow, Young, Somerville, Sampson, MacDonald, Sproul Hawick: Saunders, Lloyd, Pacitti, Cunningham, Savickas (c), Murphy, Turay, Wyman, Neill, O’Brien, Watson Subs: Kerr, Touray, Knox, Thiam, Odetayo Straight from the kick off, Barr drove through the middle of the park unchallenged but his shot flew high over the bar. Minutes later Penicuik lost possession in their own half, but striker Neill saw his shot blocked. Then a Baptie cross was headed by McIntosh and keeper Saunders tipped the ball on to the bar, but McIntosh was ruled offside. Penicuik were attacking in waves and Baptie came close with a strike that flashed narrowly past the post. Baptie again caused havoc in the Hawick defence with another searching cross that Barr just failed to get make contact as he slid in, but McIntosh at the back post got a boot to the ball but failed to hit the target. In the 14th minute a great run and strike by Jones hit the far post and was cleared. Then totally against the run of play, a long clearance by Hawick picked out NEILL who outpaced the Penicuik defence, rounded Cordery to slot home into the empty net. The visitor’s lead last a mere two minutes when KATELEZA got the break of the ball to equalise. Three minutes later, Penicuik took the lead when McINTOSH broke through to round keeper Saunders and hook the ball into the far corner of the net. On the half hour, Cordery had to be quick off his mark to smother the ball at the feet of Neill. The visitors had Saunders to thank when he pulled off a superb instinctive one hand save to stop Penicuik increasing their lead. Half Time: Penicuik 2 Hawick 1 Penicuik resumed the second half on the attack, pressing the Hawick defence incessantly but the visitor’s defence held firm. Then in the 53rd minute Neill and Hamilton tussled to win the ball and Hamilton was adjudged to have pulled back the big striker and received a red card for denying a goal scoring chance. Despite being a man down, Penicuik continued to dominate play and keeper Saunders pulled off several top class saves to keep Penicuik at bay. However, in the 65th minute, substitute SOMERVILLE scored his seventeenth goal of the season to put the game beyond doubt. Penicuik were completely in charge of the game and only top drawer saves by Saunders and the woodwork, three times, prevented the Cuikie from adding to their lead. Final score: Penicuik 3 Hawick 1