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Match Report
Musselburgh vs Penicuik 6.10.18
My thanks to John Crawford for the match photos and to Andy Penman for the match report Musselburgh 0 Penicuik 5 Five Star Cuikie put Burgh to the sword! Musselburgh   Athletic:      Adams,   Lynch,   Myles,   McNaughton,   Cherrie,   Thomson,   King   (c),   Callaghan,   Hogg,   Deland, Evans SUBS | Cornet, Whyte, Maskrey, Ralton, Gregory, Gillan Penicuik Athletic:  Cordery‬, Forbes‬, Baptie‬, Young‬, Hamilton‬, Connolly‬, Barr (c)‬, Jones‬, Kateleza‬, McIntosh‬, Ponton‬ ‪SUBS | McCrory-Irving‬, Caddow‬, Sampson‬, Sproule‬, MacDonald‬, Hume‬ Having   beaten   the   Burgh   comfortably   at   Penicuik   a   few   weeks   ago,   the   visitors   travelled   to   Olivebank   expecting   a   much tougher challenge against a home side who were unbeaten on league business at home last season. After   Wednesday   big   win   over   Tweedmouth   Rangers,   manager   Harvey   made   six   changes   to   the   starting   line   up   and   the visitors started in lively fashion as both sides put their 100% Conference A records on the line. In   the   fourth   minute   Barr   broke   down   the   left   but   his   ball   across   the   six-yard   box   was   cleared   by   Callaghan,   but   Cuikie were   already   turning   the   tempo   up   and   after   six   minutes   forced   a   succession   of   corners   to   no   avail.   However,   the   opener wasn’t   long   delayed   as   Hamilton   broke   from   the   back   and   played   a   cute   pass   over   the   home   backline   and   KATELEZA was   first   to   react   as   he   latched   onto   the   pass   and   then   reacted   quickest   to   ricochet   off   the   defender   and   slotted   the   ball past   the   on-rushing Adams. The   second   came   eight   minutes   later   as   McINTOSH   headed   home   reacting   quickest   after   his initial   shot   hit   the   crossbar   from   a   Baptie   corner.   A   minute   later   a   late   McNaughton   challenge   on   Kateleza   saw   the resultant   free   kick   header   narrowly   wide   by   Barr   but   the   assistant’s   flag   was   raised   for   offside.   There   were   20   minutes   on the   clock   before   the   home   side   had   an   attempt   on   goal   as   a   long   Adams   clearance   was   headed   goalward   by   King   but Cordery   collected   easily   and   six   minutes   later   the   same   player   saw   ho   shot   well   saved.   The   next   chance   fell   to   Ponton   as he   headed   wide   a   Forbes   cross   and   was   followed   in   the   33rd   minute   by   goal   number   three   as   the   Burgh   defence   failed   to deal   with   Connolly’s   long   pass   into   the   box,   Ponton   pounced   and   knocked   the   ball   across   goal   for   BARR   to   slot   home   into the   empty   net.   With   four   minutes   to   the   interval   the   home   side   saw   a   header   crash   off   the   bar,   but   it   was   the   visitors   who increased   their   lead   prior   to   the   half   time   whistle   as   great   pressing   work   and   quick   passing   between   McIntosh   and Kateleza saw the ball reach JONES who made no mistake from eight yards out. Half Time: Musselburgh 0 Penicuik 4 The   home   side   came   out   strongly   at   the   start   of   the   second   half   seeking   to   get   back   into   the   game   but   Penicuik   forced   two early   corners   before   a   late   challenge   by   McNaughton   saw   Forbes   helped   off   the   park   to   be   replaced   by   Caddow.   The match   flared   up   ten   minutes   into   the   half   and   both   McIntosh   and   Hogg   saw   yellow   as   Burgh   sought   a   way   back   with Deland   trying   to   make   headway   down   the   left   and   King   looking   to   get   on   the   end   of   anything   in   the   box.   On   the   hour   mark it   was   King   who   brought   a   good   save   from   Cordery   as   the   visitors   replaced   Barr   with   McCrory-Irving.      With   66   minutes gone   Ponton   set   up   McIntosh   but   he   shot   wide   from   a   good   position   as   the   game   hit   a   quiet   spell   as   the   visitors dominated   possession.   In   the   78th   minute   the   visitors   made   it   five   after   a   great   passing   movement   involving   seven players   before   Kateleza   played   in   McCRORY-IRVING    who   passed   the   ball   past Adams   into   the   corner   of   the   corner   of   the net.   Sampson   replaced   the   hard-working   McIntosh   and   the   visitors   finished   the   game   well   on   top   with   efforts   from McCrory-Irving   and   Caddow   keeping   the   home   defence   on   their   toes.   The   game   finished   with   a   rash   late   challenge   by King,   who   saw   yellow,   on   keeper   Cordery   as   Cuikie   maintained   their   good   goal   scoring   form   and   their   100%   league record. Final Score: Musselburgh 0 Penicuik 5